Uachtarßn Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael Joan O’Flynn revealed the winners of the 2009 RT+ Mick Dunne Memorial & the Camogie Association Media Awards.
Eight recipients were honoured at the Association’s Annual Congress banquet tonight (Saturday, March 27th) in Newbridge.
In association with RT+, the awards acknowledge the invaluable contribution of national and regional media and volunteers towards the promotion of the Association.
The Camogie Association President Joan O’Flynn paid special tribute to this year’s winners:
“”I am delighted to thank and congratulate all the entries for their work in promoting Camogie. The eight winners produced outstanding coverage in print, radio, web, TV and sports photography at local and national level””.
“”We all rely on the media for information and knowledge of what is happening around us. Similarly, so with sport. More coverage of Camogie will help to give recognition to our players as sporting equals and as sporting role models. This is a key priority for Camogie over the next six years when we will strive to work with the media to enhance further the public profile of our national game and its stars””.
This is the fourth year of the RT+ Mick Dunne Memorial Awards and the Camogie Association Media Awards.
The Mick Dunne Memorial Awards commemorates the memory of the late RT+ Gaelic Games correspondent, author and journalist.
RT+ Mick Dunne Memorial Awards 2009
PRO of the Year
Tom Allen, Limerick
Tom has been to the fore of Limerick Camogie building up a consistent level of regional print and broadcast coverage as well as pioneering the development of a camogie website.
Photo of the Year
Michael Kelly, Wicklow Times
A well know regional sports photographer Michael Kelly has been covering sporting fixtures, in particular camogie for the Wicklow News as well as Wicklow Sport.
Published Article of the Year
Dave Devereux, Wexford People
Journalist Dave Devereux’s award-winning feature with former All-Ireland winning Wexford manager Stellah Sinnott highlighted the importance of player welfare.
National Broadcast of the Year
C’mon Caman was an innovative sports programme produced by Big Mountain Productions Company run by Philip McGovern and Jane Kelly. The series featured twenty four boys and girls coached by Cork camogie star Mary O’Connor as well as inter-county hurlers Brendan Cummins and Eoin Kelly.
Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael Media Awards 2009
Best Match Programme
Armagh County Final
The award winning publication was chosen for the depth and range of information contained as well as the overall quality of the production.
Best Provincial Newspaper Coverage
The Roscommon Herald
The Roscommon Herald received this year’s Best Provincial Newspaper Coverage for its outstanding coverage of the Roscommon camogie club & inter-county scene including the county’s All-Ireland winning championship feats.
Best Local Radio
Kildare FM have been to the fore in promoting camogie within the county. Spearheaded by Sports Editor Killian Whelan the station consistently features a wide variety of club & inter-county coverage and has been instrumental in raising the profile of camogie.
Pride & Passion Camogie in Offaly
Pride & Passion Camogie in Offaly was produced to mark the All-Ireland success of the Offaly Junior team in 2009 and also the 30th anniversary of the revival of camogie in the county. Paul Rouse is a history lecturer at University College, Dublin.