PPAI

Sports Feature
2009

1ST PLACE WINNER
Sports Feature 2009

BREAKING POINT

by Seán Curtin

66 year old Limerick man Tommy Dillon smashed the world record deadlifting 215kgs at the IPO singlelift deadlift championship 2009.

2ND PLACE
UPHILL STRUGGLE

By David Maher

Galway players make their way out onto the pitch in Tullamore for the a new beginning in Leinster Hurling championship

3RD PLACE
BOG SNORKELING

By Cathal McNaughton

A competitor crosses the Start/Finish line during the Northern Ireland Bog Snorkeling Championships in Peatlands Park, Dungannon, County Tyrone.

Shortlisted
SOLE KEEPER

By Brendan Moran

Shakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov stands in the smoke caused by celebrating Barcelona fans after the first goal of the game

Shortlisted
YOU SHOULD HAVE GONE TO SPECSAVERS

By Eamonn Keogh

A furious Cork football fan offers his glasses to the referee at the Munster football semi-final in Killarney.

Shortlisted
THE PAIN OF DEFEAT

By Don Moloney

St. Munchins College players look solemnly at the Munster Schools Junior Cup trophy following their defeat by Presentation Brothers College at Thomond Park, Limerick.

Shortlisted
MINNOW

By Brian Lougheed

Sinead Treacy from Cork competing in the Girls Under-8 Freestyle Swimming at the HSE Community Games National Finals, Athlone

SHORTLISTED
SOME ARE MORE EQUINE THAN OTHERS

By Mark Condren

Horsetrainer Willie Mullins at his stables in Co Carlow

SHORTLISTED
LONE RIDER

By Lorraine O’Sullivan

A horse and jockey make their way to the start at the Laytown Races

SHORTLISTED
SOCCER IN THE MIST

By Kyran O’Brien

A group of Teenagers playing a evening game of soccer as a mist crosses the pitch.

Shortlisted
NO FEAR

By John D Kelly

A Mountain Biker shows off his skills in the woods on Slievenamon Co Tipperary

SHORTLISTED
THE FOOTBALL FAN

By Eamon Ward

An Elderly Lady watches the Clare V Tipperary U21 Football match through the gates of Cooraclare GAA pitch,Co Clare.

SHORTLISTED
FROM OUT OF THE SHADOWS

By Donall Farmer

A general view of the All Ireland U21 hurling final as spectators look on in the September sun

SHORTLISTED
STUCK IN THE MUD

By Dan Linehan

04-02-2009 Ciaran Power of Ardscoil Ris on the ground injured during their Munster Schools junior cup match against CBC at Rathcooney , Cork.

SHORTLISTED
HAND OF LEE

By Cathal Noonan

Irish boxer Andy Lee is greeted by a preformer during his entrance for his fight against Alex Sipos of Germany.

SHORTLISTED
IS IT SAFE IN HERE?

By Andrew Paton

Oliver Loughead finds himself at the bottom of a ruck during a game of rugby.