PPAI

Sports Action
2013

1ST PLACE WINNER
Sports Action 2013

HURLING IN THE RAIN

by Ryan Byrne

Crokes' Ryan O'Dwyer and Dillon Mulligan with Darren Nolan and Garrett Sinnott of Oulart-the-Ballagh compete during the Leinster Club Senior Hurling Championship

2ND PLACE
LUCKY HORSE SHOE'S...

By Donall Farmer

A horse makes his way down to the start line during a December meet

3RD PLACE
SPRING HARE

By William Cherry

Greyhounds chase the hare during the Irish Cup at Limerick Racecourse for the first prize of £67,000 and the Irish Cup Title .

Shortlisted
THE FREE

By Brian Farrell

Young soccer players in County Sligo show the tension created by a last minute free kick.

Shortlisted
SILENCE FALLS

By Diarmuid Greene

A diver competes during the 2012 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Poll na bPeist, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway.

Shortlisted
BEST SHOT

By Brendan Moran

Stephen Mozia, USA, competes in the Men's Shot Putt Final at the IAAF World Junior Athletics Championships

SHORTLISTED
HURLER SUPREME - JOE CANNING

By Ray McManus

Galway's Joe Canning watches the flight of the sliothar after taking a line ball. GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final

SHORTLISTED
MUDDY BUSINESS

By Morgan Treacy

Patrick Mullins on Uncle Junior (yellow cap) battles through the water with Nina Carberry on Arabella Boy at this years Punchestown Festival

SHORTLISTED
EYE CATCHING

By Matt Browne

Padraig Clancy, Laois, is tackled by Barry Gilleran, Longford. Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship, Longford v Laois, Pearse Park, Longford

SHORTLISTED
SOAKING SCRUM

By Stephen McCarthy

Leinster and Glasgow Warriors packs contest a scrum under heavy rain in Glasgow, Scotland

SHORTLISTED
HAIR RAISING

By Stephen McCarthy

Players from Gorey RFC and Naas RFC battle it out during half-time of Leinster v Scarlets

SHORTLISTED
KEEP YOUR HEAD

By William Cherry

Huang Qiushuang at the Chinese Olympic training camp in Lisburn where they will base themselves before going to London to compete in the Olympic Games.

SHORTLISTED
GOLD WIN

By Julien Behal

Boxer Katie Taylor celebrates in the Excel Arena after winning Gold in the London Olympics

SHORTLISTED
BACK OF THE NET

By Donall Farmer

Kevin Deery of Derry City celebrates his side's first goal in the FAIL cup Final against Saint Patrick's Athletic

SHORTLISTED
GETTING THE BOOT IN

By Cathal Noonan

Eoghan Mac Laighean of Scoil Oilibheir is tackled by Adam Gregg of Scoil Mhearnog during the Cumann na mBunscoil Primary School Football Finals.

SHORTLISTED
HAIR RAISING MOMENT

By Billy Stickland

Rugby Player jumps in a line out