PPAI

Sports Feature
2006

1ST PLACE WINNER
Sports Feature 2006

HORSE & JOCKEY

by Morgan Treacy

A jockey tries to calm his horse after suffering a broken leg, whilst racing on the strand, at Laytown Races.

2ND PLACE
HORSE WHISPERER

By Alan Betson

Groom, Cillian Murphy, shares a moment with Madges Lane Eric, in the stables at the RDS, during the Dublin Horse Show.

3RD PLACE
THINKING TIGER

By Dara MacDónaill

Tiger Woods on the 18th Fairway, during the American Ryder Cup Team practice round, at the K Club, Co. Kildare.

Shortlisted
LIGHTS ON AT THE RYDER CUP

By LIGHTS ON AT THE RYDER CUP

Chad Campbell, Team USA, during practice in front of a screen at the Ryder Cup.

Shortlisted
THE FINAL LOCKUP

By THE FINAL LOCKUP

Jimmy Galloway locks the gate, leading to the pitch, for the last time, after the final game at Lansdowne Road.

Shortlisted
MAN'S GOT BALL ('S')

By Frank McGrath

A streaker heads for the Lake on the 18th Green on the Ryder Cup.

SHORTLISTED
WAIT FOR ME

By Bryan O’Brien

A stray horse follows the field in the early stages of the Paddy Power Steeplechase, Leopardstown, in December.

Shortlisted
ANYONE BUYING OR SELLING A TICKET?

By Ray McManus

SHORTLISTED
MUD, GLORIOUS MUD

By Morgan Treacy

Clontarf Rugby Club's Phillip Purdue during a wet and muddy All-Ireland league game against Shannon.

SHORTLISTED
SHADOWS AND LIGHT

By Morgan Treacy

Shadows from the athletes competing in the women's 10,000 metre final cross the track during the European Athletic Championships, in Gothenburg.

SHORTLISTED
DAZED AND CONFUSED

By Morgan Treacy

Leinster player, Chris Whitaker, suffers a head injury during a Magners League game against Cardiff Blues.

SHORTLISTED
SPLASH DOWN

By Marc O’Sullivan

Diving practice at the National Aquatic Centre, at Abbottstown.

SHORTLISTED
CURRAGH DAWN

By Lorraine O’Sullivan

Early morning exercise for horse and jockeys, on the Curragh.

SHORTLISTED
WALKING ON AIR - THE GOLFER

By Tom Honan

Action from the Irish Open Golf, at Carton House.

SHORTLISTED
PEAK PERFORMANCE

By Valerie O’Sullivan

World Champion Mountain Runner, John Lenihan, on the Cathair Rioge on his return from Corran Tuathail (1039m). John's record of 71 minutes, running to and from Corran Tuathail, from the Hydro Road, has not been beaten since 1988.

SHORTLISTED
81, 754

By Donall Farmer

Dublin supporters invade the Croke Park pitch as Colin Moran and Bryan Cullen lift the Leinster Football Championship Trophy.

SHORTLISTED
THE TASTE OF VICTORY

By David Conachy

European Ryder Cup Captain, Ian Woosnam, enjoys the moment of victory.

SHORTLISTED
ONE TO REMEMBER

By Cathal Noonan

Mount Sion's Captain Eoin McGrath lifts the trophy one last time.

SHORTLISTED
LIGHT RUN

By Brian Lawless

Runners compete during the senior boys event at the Leinster Schools Cross-Country, DCU, Dublin.

SHORTLISTED
UP PERISCOPES

By Alan Betson

Ryder Cup spectators watch the action on the 15th green during the first day of play, at the K Club.

SHORTLISTED
STUDYING THE FORM

By Alan Betson