PPAI

Sports Action
2012

1ST PLACE WINNER
Sports Action 2012

DETERMINATION

by Ray McManus

7 August 2011; Shane O'Neill, Clare, in action against Owen Teagle, Galway. GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final

2ND PLACE
BATTLE FOR THE LINE

By Morgan Treacy

Great Britain's Mo Farah wins the Men's 5000m final ahead of the USA's Bernard Lagat at the IAAF World Athletics Championship Daegu

3RD PLACE
HEADING FOR VICTORY

By Brendan Moran

Philip Duffy, St Paul's Swimming Club, in action during his heat of the Men's 200m Butterfly at the Irish National Long Course Swimming Championships

Shortlisted
IN THE SPOTLIGHT

By Brendan Moran

Sean Cronin, St Brigid's, clears downfield as Darragh Murphy, Templeogue, closes him down during the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Football Finals at Croke Park

Shortlisted
HANGING ON BY A THREAD

By Brendan Moran

Sean O'Brien, Ireland, is tackled by Andrey Garbuzov, Russia, as he breaks through in their Rugby World Cup game in Rotorua, New Zealand

SHORTLISTED
SCRUM HALF UNDER PRESSURE

By Ray McManus

Action from Old Belvedere against Blackrock College. Ulster Bank All-Ireland League Division 1A, Old Belvedere v Blackrock College RFC

SHORTLISTED
MOUNTAIN VIEW

By Matt Browne

Marie Reilly wins the line-out, Women's Six Nations Rugby Wales v Ireland, The men's match had 80,000 spectators the day before

SHORTLISTED
WHOOPS!!!

By Lorraine O’Sullivan

Martin Doran tries to avoid getting trampled after falling from his horse Warhead during the Punchestown festival

SHORTLISTED
LEADER FALL

By Julien Behal

Jockey James Barry falling off the leader 'Excellent as Usual' during a Handicap Hurdle during the Galway Festival

SHORTLISTED
IRONMAN SWIMMERS

By Joe O’Shaughnessy

Athletes competing in the The Ironman 70.3 at Salthill in Galway.

SHORTLISTED
HANGING AROUND

By James Crombie

Kilkenny's Richie Hogan tracked by Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary during the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final

SHORTLISTED
UNDER PRESSURE

By James Crombie

Clare's Diarmuid McMahon and Fergal Lynch put pressure on Conor O'Mahony of Tippeary during a Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final

SHORTLISTED
OVER THE HILL

By Declan Monaghan

The point to point racing gets underway in Killaloe, Co. Clare.

SHORTLISTED
JOHN CONDIE; ONE ARMED GOLFER

By Brian Lawless

John Condie hits his 2nd shot on the 3rd during the Bob Hughes Cup 74th World Open One Armed Championships at Co. Meath Golf Club.

SHORTLISTED
TAKE OFF

By Billy Stickland

Paul O'Connell avoids a tackle in a rugby match