John Martin has been writing about greyhound sport for more than thirty years. He has covered the major events in coursing and greyhound racing, as well as horse racing, snooker and soccer. He is also the recognised arbiter on betting disputes by Ireland's leading bookmakers and he writes a popular weekly column in the Daily Star on this topic. He is Irish racing correspondent for the Mail On Sunday and has been the recipient of a number of awards for his writing and tipping. He is the author of a highly-acclaimed biography of greyhound trainer Ger McKenna. John lives in Dublin with his wife Patricia; they have three children - Alison, Heidee and Byron.