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 2013

1st Place Winner
Sports Action 2013, Ryan Byrne

Hurling in the Rain by Ryan Byrne

Crokes' Ryan O'Dwyer and Dillon Mulligan with Darren Nolan and Garrett Sinnott of Oulart-the-Ballagh compete during the Leinster Club Senior Hurling Championship



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2013

2nd Place Winner
Sports Action 2013, Donall Farmer

Lucky Horse Shoe's... by Donall Farmer

A horse makes his way down to the start line during a December meet

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2013

3rd Place Winner
Sports Action 2013, William Cherry

Spring Hare by William Cherry

Greyhounds chase the hare during the Irish Cup at Limerick Racecourse for the first prize of £67,000 and the Irish Cup Title .



SHORTLISTED

Muddy Business
Shortlisted

Muddy Business by Morgan Treacy

Best Shot
Shortlisted

Best Shot by Brendan Moran

Soaking Scrum
Shortlisted

Soaking Scrum by Stephen McCarthy

Back of The Net
Shortlisted

Back of The Net by Donall Farmer

The Free
Shortlisted

The Free by Brian Farrell

Eye Catching
Shortlisted

Eye Catching by Matt Browne

Keep your head
Shortlisted

Keep your head by William Cherry

Hair Raising
Shortlisted

Hair Raising by Stephen McCarthy

Silence Falls
Shortlisted

Silence Falls by Diarmuid Greene

Getting the boot In
Shortlisted

Getting the boot In by Cathal Noonan

Hurler supreme - Joe Canning
Shortlisted

Hurler supreme - Joe Canning by Ray McManus

Hair Raising Moment
Shortlisted

Hair Raising Moment by Billy Stickland

Gold Win
Shortlisted

Gold Win by Julien Behal

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