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 ACTION 2006

1st Place Winner
Sports Action 2006, Matt Browne

Over the top by Matt Browne

The early leaders clear "Ruby's Double" as "It's only a puppet", with Robbie McNally, falls, during the Kildare Hunt Club Steeplechase, Punchestown.



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2006

2nd Place Winner
Sports Action 2006, Niall Carson

The one that got away by Niall Carson

A hare gives two greyhounds the slip, at the Irish Coursing Championships, at Clonmel Racecourse, Co. Tipperary.

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2006

3rd Place Winner
Sports Action 2006, Tom Honan

Flying tackle by Tom Honan

Wexford's Stephen Nolan and Offaly's Ger Oakley compete for the ball.



SHORTLISTED

Face ache
Shortlisted

Face ache by Patrick Bolger

Aqua-Hurling
Shortlisted

Aqua-Hurling by Brendan Moran

Defeat is a lonely place
Shortlisted

Defeat is a lonely place by Ray McManus

Cropper!
Shortlisted

Cropper! by John C Kelly

Man powered flight
Shortlisted

Man powered flight by Billy Stickland

Incoming
Shortlisted

Incoming by Cathal Noonan

Foot in mouth
Shortlisted

Foot in mouth by Lorraine O'Sullivan

Smash of the ash!
Shortlisted

Smash of the ash! by John C Kelly

Back of the net
Shortlisted

Back of the net by Donall Farmer

Head Hunter
Shortlisted

Head Hunter by Des Barry

Poetry in motion
Shortlisted

Poetry in motion by Brian Lawless

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