PPAI

Sports Feature
2008

1ST PLACE WINNER
Sports Feature 2008

WATER BOY

by John C Kelly

Shannon swimmer and 2012 Olympic hopeful Chris Bryan goes through his early morning paces at Shannon pool, Co. Clare.

2ND PLACE
THE GLAMOUR OF RUNNING

By Darren Kidd

Deirdre Byrne of Sli Cualann rests her feet after finishing third in the Belfast International Cross Country at Stormont Estate

3RD PLACE
RUGBY BLUES

By Bryan O’Brien

Heart broken St. Mary’s fans after a one-point defeat by Belvedere College in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final in March.

Shortlisted
" WHO'S COUNTING? "

By Declan Doherty

Who’s counting... young scorekeepers having tea, hanging around and keeping the points on the board at a Gaelic football match in Killybegs, Co. Donegal

SHORTLISTED
FINAL TEARS

By Ray McManus

Twelve-year-old Waterford supporter Sean O’Sullivan, from Ballysaggart, cries during the last ten minutes of the All-Ireland Final between Kilkenny and Waterford at Croke Park, Dublin.

SHORTLISTED
WINNING IS SO SWEET

By Ray McManus

SHORTLISTED
THE MAJOR LEAGUE

By Steve Humphreys

Golfer Padraig Harrington and Jack Dunn, Chief Executive Officer, FTI, at a press conference in the Shelbourne Hotel, where FTI announced that it had entered into a global partnership to be a leading sponsor to the international golfer and triple major championship winner.

SHORTLISTED
THAT WINNING FEELING

By Lorraine O’Sullivan

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser celebrates after winning the women’s 100m final in the Olympics.

SHORTLISTED
WELL MAYBE NEXT YEAR

By Valerie O’Sullivan

" Two young jockeys reflect on their race performance at Dingle Races "

SHORTLISTED
LEAN ON ME

By Julien Behal

Two team mates from the Sierra Leone Amputee National Football Team celebrate after scoring a goal, during a practice match on the beach in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

SHORTLISTED
SOILED SOLDIER

By John C Kelly

Scariff’s Seamus Noonan is covered in mud following their Munster Junior Cup game against Dolphins

SHORTLISTED
POC FADA 2008

By James Crombie

Competitors stand for the Irish National Anthem before the Irish and American flags. For the first time ever one of the competitors was from America.

SHORTLISTED
WE DID IT

By Dan Linehan

Cork’s Gemma O’Connor and Mary O’Connor celebrate after victory in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final at Croke Park

SHORTLISTED
STABLE MATES

By Cyril Byrne

Captain Geoff Curran in the stable with Kilkishen (the Legend) at the Army Equestrian School, Mc Kee Barracks, in preparation for the Olympics

SHORTLISTED
"AND THEY’RE OFF"

By Brenda Fitzsimons

First day at Cheltenham Races.