The Camogie Association Media Award and RTÉ Mick Dunne Memorial Award recipients for 2012 have been announced with Bríd McNamara of Clare honoured for the second year in-a-row as the RTÉ Mick Dunne PRO of the Year for her outstanding work as Clare Camogie PRO.
Media Award recipients announced
St. Ibar’s/Shelmalier Camogie Club, Wexford receive the Camogie Association Special Project accolade following the recent publication of their impressive club history book, Look Small Pull Big edited by Alan Aherne.
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.
The awards will be presented on Friday March 1st at Croke Park. This is the seventh year of the awards which honour the contributions of local and national press and volunteers to the promotion and development of camogie.
Speaking about the awards announcement President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor said:
“Through this awards scheme, I am delighted to recognise and commend the increasing visibility of Camogie in the media. There is increased competitiveness, increasing attendances and an ever-improving standard within Camogie. As these awards reward excellence in the media coverage of Camogie, I would like to sincerely thank all of those at local and national level for their combined efforts in promoting our game, one of the most popular games for females in Ireland.
I heartily congratulate all the winners, particularly those awarded to volunteers, and I hope that the awards contribute to further improvements in the quality and quantity of media coverage of our game.”
Paul Byrnes, Acting Deputy Head of TV Sport said:
“RTÉ is pleased to be associated with the Camogie Association again this year in these awards. Last year was another great 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.”
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 will be presented on Friday March 1st at 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