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.
"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
Who needs horses? by Niall Carson
Lock stock and two smoking barrels by David Maher
Open victory by Peter Morrison
Limerick fans young and old by Ray McManus
Noooooo by Niall Carson
Evening training by Brendan Moran
Milking the moment by William Cherry
Riders to the sea by Henry Wills
What will be the next score? by Brian Gavin
Final furlong by Niall Carson
Celebrating with a splashdown by Bryan O'Brien
Still smiling by Garry O'Neill