PPAI

Sports Portfolio
2011

1ST PLACE WINNER
Sports Portfolio 2011

SPORTS HERO'S

by John D Kelly

Sports Hero's; Pictures viewed from top left show action from the Tipperary versus Galway all Ire quarter final, action from the National Coursing meeting in Clonmel, athletes compete in the Clonmel A C 4 mile road race, snooker legend Steve Davis takes on local players in a challenge match, action from the Munster Downhill Moutain Bike Championships, the closing stages of a race at Clonmel race course, Clonmel Boxer Shauna O Keeffe in training at their club, St Michael's F C players being consoled by the opposition Fairview after losing the F A I Junior cup final

2ND PLACE
PORTFOLIO

By PORTFOLIO

Republic of Ireland supporters arriving at Zilina train station to be met by riot police before the international game, Cork Captain Graham Canty celebrate's all Ireland win, Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni with captain Robbie Keane at press conference, Boxing action from Tallaght, Hurling silhouette at Galway hurling final, offaly v Limerick hurling game in tullamore, Kildare players form long shadows at the end of their game in newbridge and Shamrock rovers v sligo rovers cup final.

3RD PLACE
THRILLS AND SPILLS

By Niall Carson

My highlights of the 2010 racing season

Shortlisted
BALL GAMES

By BALL GAMES

Richard McMickan, Wilson's Hospital, and Eoin O'Connor, Newpark. / James Hanratty,and Eoin Moore, Cú Chulainn (Man OWar) in action against David Concar, O'Tooles. / Niall Corkery, Dublin, and Noel O'Leary, Cork. / Karl Cogan, Inchicore Rangers, and Eoghan Murray, FC Hibernian. / Glen Smith, Stars of Erin, and Kevin Monks, Wild Geese. / Kevin Treacy, St McDara's CC, and Lee Harrington, Clonkeen College. / Gemma O'Connor, Cork, and Louise O'Hara, Dublin. / Eoghan O'Neill, Ballyboden St Endas, and Jude Sweeney, Kilmacud Crokes.

Shortlisted
SPORTS PORTFOLIO 2010

By Brendan Moran

World silver medallist in Race Walking, Olive Loughnane, during winter training in Portugal. Henry Shefflin of Ballyhale, has his view of the ball obscured by defender Michael Ryan of Portumna, during the All-Ireland Club Final. Ma Nonu of New Zealand is tackled by Gordon D'Arcy of Ireland, during their November International. A long shadow is cast by the low winter sun as Pa Bourke, Thurles Sarsfields, shoots for a point despite the best efforts of Dean Twomey, De La Salle, during the Munster Club Hurling Final. Tipperary supporters Andy Moloney and his son Daniel look for their seats for the Kilkenny v Tipperary league game which was subsequently called off for the second time due to snow. Cora Hennessy, Tipperary, contests possession with Anna Geary, right, Cork, in the All-Ireland Camogie Championship. Russia's Aleksandr Kerzhakov, 2nd from left, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal as Irish players look on in the European Championship Soccer Qualifier at Aviva Stadium. The Cusack Stand looks on as the All-Ireland Junior Ladies Football takes place in winter sunshine at Croke Park.

SHORTLISTED
SPORT PORTFOLIO

By William Cherry

A selection of photos from different sports at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics including : 1. Opening ceremony 2. Ireland's PJ Barron competes in the Men's !5km Cross-Country race 3. Jenna McCorkell pictured during her Olympic Figure Skating 4. Irish womens bobsliegh team 5. USA's Gregory Bretz pictured in the Men's Halfpipe 6. Competitor in the ski-jumping Large Hill 7. Short track speed skating 8. Japan's Shigeyuki Dejima during the Mens 5000 meters speed skating