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Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael announces 2008 Media Awards

Mick Dunne Media Awards sponsored by RT+

Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael today announced the winners of the 2008 Media Awards incorporating the Mick Dunne Memorial Awards sponsored by RT+. This is the third year of the awards, which recognise the outstanding contributions of various media outlets and their efforts to promote camogie.  The recipients will be honoured at a function hosted by Liz Howard, President of Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael on Saturday night, March 14th in Croke Park. 

Overall, winners in eight categories will be honoured.  RT+ sponsor four specific awards in memory of the late Mick Dunne, former journalist/broadcaster with RT+.  These are the awards for Broadcaster of the Year, PRO of the Year, Photo of the Year and Published Article of the Year.  Mick, a native of Laois and father of RT+ newscaster Eileen Dunne, was passionate in the promotion of Gaelic Games.  The remaining categories are: Best Match Programme, Best Provincial Newspaper Coverage, Best Local Radio and a new award this year the President’s Award. 

Liz Howard, President of Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael said “”These awards reward those who do an excellent job in promoting camogie in print, photography, radio and television.  We are delighted to be in partnership with RT+ in honouring the memory of Mick Dunne.””


Cathal Goan, Director-General of RT+ said: “”RT+ is delighted to be associated in these awards particularly as they recognise our much missed colleague Mick Dunne. The regional spread of the Awards is particularly note-worthy and welcomed. We are arm’s length sponsor of these awards and I would like to express my sincere appreciation of the task undertaken by the judges.””


Mick Dunne Memorial Awards 2008 sponsored by RT+

PRO of the Year: Orla Considine, Clare

Photo of the Year: Stephen McCarthy, Sportsfile

Published Article of the Year: Seamas McAleenan, Down

Broadcaster of the Year: RT+

Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael Media Awards 2008

Best Match Programme: Wexford County Final

Best Provincial Newspaper Coverage: Connacht Tribune

Best Local Radio: Clare FM

President’s Award

(This will be announced on the night)



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