ABOUT THE AWARDS

The Press Photographer of the Year Awards were established to bring the talented & memorable work of Ireland's press photographers to a wider audience. Entries are submitted by members of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland and the images should have been taken during the previous twelve months.

The Awards have gone from strength to strength and judging the entries can take several days. With over 2,000 entries to consider, all of a very high standard, difficult decisions have to be made. The Judging panel picks first, second and third places in each of nine picture categories, as well as the overall winner.

To view this years winners select from the categories below.


1ST PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2009

1st Place Winner
Sports Feature 2009, Seán Curtin

Breaking Point by Seán Curtin

66 year old Limerick man Tommy Dillon smashed the world record deadlifting 215kgs at the IPO singlelift deadlift championship 2009.



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2009

2nd Place Winner
Sports Feature 2009, David Maher

Uphill struggle by David Maher

Galway players make their way out onto the pitch in Tullamore for the a new beginning in Leinster Hurling championship

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2009

3rd Place Winner
Sports Feature 2009, Cathal McNaughton

Bog Snorkeling by Cathal McNaughton

A competitor crosses the Start/Finish line during the Northern Ireland Bog Snorkeling Championships in Peatlands Park, Dungannon, County Tyrone.



SHORTLISTED

No Fear
Shortlisted

No Fear by John D Kelly

Sole Keeper
Shortlisted

Sole Keeper by Brendan Moran

Lone Rider
Shortlisted

Lone Rider by Lorraine O'Sullivan

Soccer in the Mist
Shortlisted

Soccer in the Mist by Kyran O'Brien

MINNOW
Shortlisted

MINNOW by Brian Lougheed

Stuck in the mud
Shortlisted

Stuck in the mud by Dan Linehan

Is it safe in here?
Shortlisted

Is it safe in here? by Andrew Paton

Hand of Lee
Shortlisted

Hand of Lee by Cathal Noonan

The Pain of Defeat
Shortlisted

The Pain of Defeat by Don Moloney

YOU should have gone to specsavers
Shortlisted

YOU should have gone to specsavers by Eamonn Keogh

From Out of the Shadows
Shortlisted

From Out of the Shadows by Donall Farmer

The Football Fan
Shortlisted

The Football Fan by Eamon Ward

Some are more equine than others
Shortlisted

Some are more equine than others by Mark Condren

Some are more equine than others
Shortlisted

Some are more equine than others by Mark Condren

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