The Camogie Association Media Awards and RTÉ Mick Dunne Memorial Awards were presented at Croke Park last night (Friday March 1st) by President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor, Lily Dunne, wife of the late Mick Dunne and Paul Byrnes, Acting Head of TV Sport, RTÉ.
Camogie Association & RTE Mick Dunne Awards
In total, eight recipients were presented with awards which acknowledge their outstanding contribution to the promotion and development of camogie. This is the seventh year of the awards scheme.
St. Ibar’s/Shelmalier Camogie Club, Wexford received the Camogie Association Special Project accolade following the recent publication of their impressive club history book, Look Small Pull Big edited by Alan Aherne while Bríd McNamara of Clare collected the award for PRO of the Year for the second consecutive term.
Clare FM and the Nenagh Guardian were named as the Mick Dunne Local Radio and Local Newspaper of the Year respectively. Brendan Donnelly of Dublin was chosen for Photograph of the Year (professional category) and Leo McElwee of Derry for Photograph of the Year in the amateur class.
The Camogie Association Media Award for Social Media goes to Ulster Camogie Council for their website www.ulstercamogie.ie while the Mick Dunne Programme award goes to Cork Camogie Board for the production of their county finals programme.
Speaking about the awards announcement President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor said:
“I would like to congratulate all of our winners who have made an outstanding contribution to the promotion and development of camogie through a wide range of mediums, including print, radio, and public relations.
The standard and quality of entries was extremely high. It is fantastic to see the huge level of work and commitment that is ongoing at club, county and provincial levels, by our volunteers to promote the game of camogie. This is the seventh year of the media awards and I would like to sincerely thank RTÉ and in particular the Dunne family for their support.”
Paul Byrnes, Acting Deputy Head of TV Sport said:
“RTÉ is pleased to join with the Camogie Association for these awards, now in their seventh year. Last year was another fantastic year for the sport of Camogie on all levels in Ireland. As the public service broadcaster RTÉ is proud to assist in further developing awareness and promoting Camogie as part of our commitment to our national games.
It is heartening to see the coverage and wide range of media organisations included who are all helping to bring Camogie to a wider audience. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”
Notes to the editor:
o Photographs from the event are available from Caroline Quinn Photography, firstname.lastname@example.org and 086 336 2898
o This is the seventh year of the Camogie Association Media Awards incorporating the RTÉ Mick Dunne Memorial Awards sponsored by RTÉ. Mick Dunne made an outstanding contribution to the coverage of Gaelic Games, particularly camogie. He gave the game extensive coverage in print, radio and television.
o The 2012 RTÉ Mick Dunne Memorial Award recipients are: PRO of the Year, Bríd McNamara, Clare; Local Radio, Clare FM; Local Newspaper, the Nenagh Guardian; Match Programme, Cork County Camogie Board.
o The 2012 Camogie Association Media Award recipients are Photograph of the Year (Professional) Brendan Donnelly, Dublin; Photograph of the Year (Amateur), Leo McElwee, Derry; Special Project, St Ibar’s/Shelmalier Camogie Club Look Small Pull Big; Social Media, Ulster Camogie Council www.ulstercamogie.ie
o The awards were presented on Friday March 1st in Croke Park.
o For further information on the Camogie Association Media & RTÉ Mick Dunne Memorial Awards go to www.camogie.ie and facebook.com/officialCamogieAssociation and twitter.com/officialcamogie
*pictured (l-r) Paul Byrnes, Acting Head of TV Sport, RTE, Aileen Lawlor, President of the Camogie Association, Eileen Dunne, Lily Dunne, Joanne Cantwell, RTE, Mary O'Connor Acting CEO of the Camogie Association at last night's media awards.