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.
Sports Hero's by John D Kelly
Sports Hero's; Pictures viewed from top left show action from the Tipperary versus Galway all Ire quarter final, action from the National Coursing meeting in Clonmel, athletes compete in the Clonmel A C 4 mile road race, snooker legend Steve Davis takes on local players in a challenge match, action from the Munster Downhill Moutain Bike Championships, the closing stages of a race at Clonmel race course, Clonmel Boxer Shauna O Keeffe in training at their club, St Michael's F C players being consoled by the opposition Fairview after losing the F A I Junior cup final
portfolio by David Maher
Republic of Ireland supporters arriving at Zilina train station to be met by riot police before the international game, Cork Captain Graham Canty celebrate's all Ireland win, Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni with captain Robbie Keane at press conference, Boxing action from Tallaght, Hurling silhouette at Galway hurling final, offaly v Limerick hurling game in tullamore, Kildare players form long shadows at the end of their game in newbridge and Shamrock rovers v sligo rovers cup final.