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2019 MacNamee Awards winners announced
The winners of the 2019 MacNamee Awards have been confirmed by the GAA.
The GAA National Communication and Media Awards are named after the late Pdraig MacNamee, former President of the GAA, Chairman of the GAA Commission 1969-1971 and member of the RT authority.
They are presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions made by individuals and Association units in the area of media and communications.
Due to the Covid-19 situation the presentation of the MacNamee Awards has been postponed until a future date.
The GAA President offered his congratulations to this years winners. He said:
"The power of communication and the need to be able to tell the GAA's story and reflect all that is great and good about the Association has never been more critical than it is now. It is against this backdrop that we single out some exceptional examples of this craft.
"I want to congratulate all of the winners and also thank them for the work they do to help us to promote our games.
"In particular I want to pay tribute to the Hall of Fame recipient Martin Breheny for his lifelong passion for the GAA and the skillful role he played at keeping Gaelic games at the forefront of media coverage."
The winners of the 2019 MacNamee Awards are as follows:
2019 Best Website Ballycrann http://ballycran.down.gaa.ie/
The St. Josephs GAA Club, Ballycrann website is a great example of what a GAA club website should be. Informative and engaging, the website is clearly laid out and simple to navigate. The most important club information is easily accessible, and the menus are logical and well structured.
Integration of social channels ensures that the club website is a consolidated source of news for members. Fixtures and Results are very well presented and important reference material is available through the Club Policies and Procedures section. The club featured articles, particularly with members who have travelled overseas, are excellent.
The Western People newspaper won the 2019 Provincial Media Award fopr their production Mayo GAA A Decade in Review.
2019 Provincial Media Award Mayo GAA A Decade in Review by The Western People
Mayos search for Sam Maguire remains one of the great Irish sporting stories. The past decade brought so many promising and subsequently painful days which are recalled with sheer passion in a comprehensive 124 page Western People review. The Green and Red didnt claim the All Ireland Senior Football Championship in this spell, but it was a thrilling adventure.
2019 National Media Award Keith Duggan, The Irish Times Summer of 69
Keith Duggan's feature 'Summer of '69: When the city boys from Belfast brought All-Ireland glory to Antrim' is a beautiful piece of sports-writing.
Telling the story of the Antrim team that won the 1969 All-Ireland U-21 Football Championship, it brings their unexpected triumph back to shimmering life. Duggan unspools the narrative deftly as Andy McCallin, Michael Colbert, Liam Boyle, Gerry McCann, and Seamus Killough reminisce colourfully on a time, and Belfast, long gone.
'Summer of 69' has a great emotional range. There are moments that make you chuckle and others that hurt the heart, most especially the tragic fate of the late Din Joe McGrogan. By the end you're left with a real sense of a particular time and place, and also of the passing of time itself.
2019 Best Programme GAA Meath Senior Football Championship Final Programme
There was definite purpose behind the planning, styling, make-up and production of this programme. Extending to 130 pages, the contents are plentiful, easy to find and to read. It is refreshing that so much of the editorial, statistics and imagery relate directly to the fixtures, yet some space was found to promote other aspects of GAA games development.
The clear, light-touch approach to graphic design and layout gives a clean space to display the varied contents. A wonderful memento and terrific value for every Meath Gael.
2010 Best GAA Related Radio Programme Radio Kerry - Terrace Talk Kerrys Golden Years
This programme celebrated the best Gaelic football team of all time and indeed Kerrys Golden Years. The show was lively, informative, entertaining and inclusive from start to finish and kept the listener enthralled.
Several players are interviewed included Eoin Bomber Liston, Ambrose ODonovan, Denis Ogie Moran, Jimmy Deenihan, Ger Power, John Kennedy, Jack OShea, Mickey Ned OSullivan and Pat Spillane. An emotional and informative interview with Mick ODwyer was one of the highlights of this show, which included a mix of chat and commentary helped along by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter.
2019 Gradam Gaeilge Irish Language Award An Sol a Cuireadh sa tSneachta - in eagar ag Sen Mac an tSitigh
An bhliain seo caite rinne Comrtas Peile na Gaeltachta ceiliradh ar chaoga bliain a bhunaithe. T cuntas ar bhun agus ar stair an chomrtais sa leabhar seo ag tosa leis an gcaoi ar thug buon peileadir as Corca Dhuibhne an turas fillte 650 mle go Gaoth Dobhair i lr an tsneachta ar an 4 Eanir 1969 gur chuireadar an sol as ar thinig ceann de na comrtais is tbhachta d bhfuil againn.Cuntas den scoth at ann agus
cur sos freisin ag an 50 club as na Contaethea Gaeltachta, as Ble Cliath, Bal Feirste agus as Londain ar an gceangal at acu leis an cid.
2019 Best New Media Roscommon Gaels All-stars