PPAI

Sports Action
2007

1ST PLACE WINNER
Sports Action 2007

MATT GITEAU

by James Horan

Australian rugby player Matt Giteau is pictured scoring a try against Wales.

2ND PLACE
THE DIRTY GAME

By William Cherry

2 schools battle the elements as well as each other to make the next round of the Schools' Cup Rugby Tournament.

3RD PLACE
LAST DITCH TACKLE

By Pat Murphy

Dublin's Jason Sherlock gets his shot away despite the tackle of Michael McGoldrick, Derry.

Shortlisted
BOTTOM OF A RUCK

By Brendan Moran

Leinster scrum-half Cillian Willis puts the ball back for his teammates while at the bottom of a ruck during a game against Munster.

SHORTLISTED
FOOT IN MOUTH

By Niall Carson

Ireland's Ronan O'Gara collides with France's Serge Betsen during the RBS 6 Nations match at Croke Park, Dublin.

SHORTLISTED
CRASH BANK

By Michael O’Neill

Two riders part from their machines while competing in a motorcycle road race on closed roads.

SHORTLISTED
TAKING ON THE WORLD

By Morgan Treacy

Italy's Andrew Howe celebrates during the Men's Long Jump Final at the World Championships in Osaka.

SHORTLISTED
CAR CRASH

By Michael Chester

Enda O'Connor rolls having been wedged in the Shaue Race in the Phoenix Park. Thankfully he was not hurt.

SHORTLISTED
THIRTEEN YEARS IN THE WAITING

By Matt Browne

Shane Wall and John McGrath (left), Baltinglass, celebrate at the final whistle after winning the Wicklow Senior Club Football Championship.

SHORTLISTED
OFF TO A FLYER

By Matt Browne

Lothario and jockey Mick Darcy part company at the first hurdle of the first race during the Leopardstown Christmas Festival

SHORTLISTED
MY BALL

By Eddie O’Hare

Action from an Under Five Street League final in Douglas, Cork.

SHORTLISTED
HATS OFF

By Dan Sheridan

Kilkenny's Martin Comerford rips off the helmet of Malachy Travers of Wexford.

SHORTLISTED
REACHING FOR GLORY

By Cyril Byrne

Ireland v England at Croke Park

SHORTLISTED
HANDS FREE

By Cathal Noonan

Sligo's Michael McNamara and Eamon O'Hara tackle Derek Kavanagh of Cork.