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 2007

1st Place Winner
Sports Feature 2007, Denis Minihane

Mixed emotions by Denis Minihane

An emotional Darragh McGarry as Kilkenny captain Henry Shefflin is about to be presented with the Liam MacCarthy Cup after winning the All-Ireland Final



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2007

2nd Place Winner
Sports Feature 2007, Eamon Ward

"Numbers Up" by Eamon Ward

Flan McNamara, scorekeeper, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare. Plans are underway to develop Cusack Park commercially and build a new GAA grounds outside the town

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2007

3rd Place Winner
Sports Feature 2007, Cathal Noonan

"The Line Up" by Cathal Noonan

David Wallace, John Hayes and Alan Quinlan see the funny side of Shane Horgan as he has his portrait taken.



SHORTLISTED

Who needs horses?
Shortlisted

Who needs horses? by Niall Carson

Lock stock and two smoking barrels
Shortlisted

Lock stock and two smoking barrels by David Maher

Open victory
Shortlisted

Open victory by Peter Morrison

Limerick fans young and old
Shortlisted

Limerick fans young and old by Ray McManus

Noooooo
Shortlisted

Noooooo by Niall Carson

Evening training
Shortlisted

Evening training by Brendan Moran

Milking the moment
Shortlisted

Milking the moment by William Cherry

Riders to the sea
Shortlisted

Riders to the sea by Henry Wills

What will be the next score?
Shortlisted

What will be the next score? by Brian Gavin

Final furlong
Shortlisted

Final furlong by Niall Carson

Celebrating with a splashdown
Shortlisted

Celebrating with a splashdown by Bryan O'Brien

Still smiling
Shortlisted

Still smiling by Garry O'Neill

Mud Pack
Shortlisted

Mud Pack by William Cherry

Goal heroes
Shortlisted

Goal heroes by Niall Carson

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