It was reportedly a night of glitz, glamour, and - if reports in The Indo are to be believed - "avoidance".

Brian O'Driscoll sloped on off with the Sports Book of The Year Award, leaving Paul Galvin and Roy Keane somewhat empty handed. To be fair, BOD should've gotten another award for being able to look more than half decent with a newborn in the house.

 Graham Norton won Non-Fiction Book of The Year, while the Specsavers Children's Book of The Year went to Moone Boy by Chris O’Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy

O'Dowd wasn't around to pick up his award, but Cecelia Ahern sure was. Answers on a post card regarding what Jeffrey Archer was saying to her here...

See the full list of winners below.

Eason Novel of the Year: Academy St by Mary Costello (Canongate)

Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill (Quercus)

RTE Radio 1's John Murray Show Listeners' Choice Award: It’s All in the Head by Majella O’Donnell (Simon &Schuster)

Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year: Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent (Penguin Ireland)

Avonmore Cookbook of the Year: The Nation’s Favourite Food Fast by Neven Maguire (Gill &Macmillan)

National Book Tokens Non-Fiction Book of the Year: The Life and Loves of a He Devil by Graham Norton (Hodder & Stoughton)

Books Are My Bag Popular Fiction Book of the Year: The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern (HarperCollins)

Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year: The Test by Brian O’Driscoll (Penguin Ireland) Best Irish Published Book of the Year: Dubliners 100: by Thomas Morris (Tramp Press)

Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year: Junior - Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton (Walker Books)

Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year: Senior - Moone Boy by Chris O’Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy (Macmillan Children’s Books) Short Story of the Year: Rest Day by John Boyne (The Irish Times)