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.
AFTER THE BATTLE by Dan Sheridan
Alun Wyn Jones, Iain Henderson, Ross Moriarty and Sam Warburton in the dressing room after the Lions vs New Zealand Provincial Barbarians game
RISING STARS by Eoin Noonan
Athlete Patience Jumbo Gula, judo player Bearach Gleeson, gymnast Meg Ryan, swimmer Amelia Kane, tennis player Juliana Carton and cyclist Shay Donley, ahead of the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival
EURO CELEBRATIONS by Jonathan Porter
GOLD FINGERS by Bryan O'Brien
THE IRON LADY by David Fitzgerald
OVER THE LINE by Ryan Byrne
A QUICK SINGLE by Tom Honan
MAKING FACES by Billy Stickland