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 2014

1st Place Winner
Sports Action 2014, Dan Sheridan

As Tough As They Come by Dan Sheridan

Munster’s Paul O’Connell and Donnacha Ryan, with Sean Cox and Grant Gilchrist, of Edinburgh, during a Heineken Cup match



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2014

2nd Place Winner
Sports Action 2014, Alan Place

Memorial Dive by Alan Place

Adam Costello, Limerick, in full flight during the 29th Pat Lawler Memorial Diving Competition, at West End, Kilkee, Co. Clare

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2014

3rd Place Winner
Sports Action 2014, Stephen McCarthy

And They're Off by Stephen McCarthy

Athletes in the Men’s 60m Hurdles during the Woodie’s DIY AAI Senior Indoor Championships, at Athlone Institute of Technology International Arena, Co. Westmeath



SHORTLISTED

Head of the Field!
Shortlisted

Head of the Field! by James Crombie

Clash of giants
Shortlisted

Clash of giants by Ray McManus

Wipe Out
Shortlisted

Wipe Out by Seán Curtin

"The stuff of dreams"
Shortlisted

"The stuff of dreams" by James Crombie

Under Pressure
Shortlisted

Under Pressure by Cathal Noonan

High ball
Shortlisted

High ball by Ray McManus

Eye Ball
Shortlisted

Eye Ball by Stephen McCarthy

Diving Into The Record Book
Shortlisted

Diving Into The Record Book by Justin Kernoghan

Hurling Dance
Shortlisted

Hurling Dance by Diarmuid Greene

Flight of the Earls
Shortlisted

Flight of the Earls by Diarmuid Greene

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