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Brendan Moran

Email: brendan@sportsfile.com
Website: http://www.sportsfile.com/

SELECTED WORKS

Shortlisted - Individual Study - 2006
DARREN CLARKE - RYDER CUP HERO

European team player, Darren Clarke with the Ryder Cup, after Europe defeated the USA, in the Ryder Cup at the K Club.

Shortlisted - Sports Feature - 2007
EVENING TRAINING

Members of the Tyrone team do some warm-up exercises before their national league game against Kerry in Tralee.

Shortlisted - Sports Action - 2007
BOTTOM OF A RUCK

Leinster scrum-half Cillian Willis puts the ball back for his teammates while at the bottom of a ruck during a game against Munster.

Shortlisted - Sports Feature - 2009
SOLE KEEPER

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

Shortlisted - Sports Portfolio - 2011
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 - 2011
SPORTS PORTFOLIO 2010

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 - Sports Action - 2011
BALL WATCHING

Conor O'Mahony, 6, Tipperary, gains possession ahead of team-mate Michael Cahill and Kilkenny's Michael Rice and T.J Reid during the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final

Shortlisted - Sports Action - 2011
WINNER ALRIGHT

Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates winning the Men's 10000m Final in the European Athletics Championships

2ND PLACE - Nature & The Environment - 2011
SNOW SEATS

A general view of the seats in Croke Park under snow during the spell of bad weather in December.

Shortlisted - Sports Action - 2012
IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Sean Cronin, St Brigid's, clears downfield as Darragh Murphy, Templeogue, closes him down during the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Football Finals at Croke Park

Shortlisted - Sports Action - 2012
HANGING ON BY A THREAD

Sean O'Brien, Ireland, is tackled by Andrey Garbuzov, Russia, as he breaks through in their Rugby World Cup game in Rotorua, New Zealand

3RD PLACE - Sports Action - 2012
HEADING FOR VICTORY

Philip Duffy, St Paul's Swimming Club, in action during his heat of the Men's 200m Butterfly at the Irish National Long Course Swimming Championships

Shortlisted - Sports Non Action - 2013
EURO GLUM

Dejected Republic of Ireland fan. UEFA EURO2012 Republic of Ireland v Croatia, Municipal Stadium, Poznan, Poland

Shortlisted - Sports Action - 2013
BEST SHOT

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

Shortlisted - Portrait - 2013
KIERAN BEHAN - IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING

Gymnast Kieran Behan, twice confined to a wheelchair, prepares ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, becoming Ireland second ever gymnast to qualify for the Games

3RD PLACE - Portrait - 2013
INSIDE I'M DANCING!

Darren Townes, Neptune basketball team poses for a portrait with his portrait on an iphone at the launch of the Basketball Ireland Season

Shortlisted - Sports Feature - 2014
BAD COP AND BAD, BAD COP!

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane celebrate a goal during their first match in charge of the Irish football team

Shortlisted - Sports Feature - 2015
A TEARFUL ENDING

Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell sheds a tear following defeat by England in the women’s rugby World Cup semi-final in Paris

Shortlisted - Sports Feature - 2015
PAIN OF DEFEAT

A tearful Alan Brogan, of Dublin, leaves the pitch with his son Jamie, after defeat by Donegal in the All-Ireland Football Championship Semi-Final

Shortlisted - Sports Feature - 2017
SAILING TO SILVER

Annalise Murphy of Ireland is congratulated by sailing team-mate Finn Lynch after winning a silver medal after the Women's Laser Radial Medal race during the 2016 Rio Olympics

3RD PLACE - Sports Feature - 2017
REMEMBERING A LEGEND

Munster's Simon Zebo sheds a tear during a minute's silence in memory of the late Munster head coach Anthony Foley before a match the day after his funeral

3RD PLACE - Portrait - 2017
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

Actress Joanna Lumley reacts as she is presented with flowers on the occasion of her 70th birthday during a race day at the Curragh Racecourse

Shortlisted - Politics - 2017
LINED UP

President Michael D Higgins meets the Kilkenny team before the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final

Shortlisted - News - 2017
INNOCENT VICTIMS

Angelina Power looks at a picture after funeral of fiancé Martin an innocent victim in the Hutch-Kinehan feud murdered in a case of mistaken identity.

2ND PLACE - News - 2017
ARREST IN RIO

Patrick Hickey President of the OCI and member of the IOC leaves the Hospital Samaritano in a wheelchair accompanied by police having been arrested during the Rio Olympics

Shortlisted - Portrait - 2018
BALLER

Devon Brookshire, Courtyard Liffey Celtics, poses for a portrait at the official launch of the Basketball Ireland season

Shortlisted - Politics - 2018
UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

Minister Simon Coveney TD answering questions from media about his Fine Gael leadership bid, during a visit to a homeless facility in Ennis, Co Clare

1ST PLACE - Politics - 2015
UNITED WE STAND - TOGETHER WE FALL

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter TD and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, prior to their termination of office over the Garda whistle blower scandal.

2ND PLACE - Nature & The Environment - 2017
ARAN

Dun Aengus the prehistoric fort on the Aran Islands has emergency support work done aided by the Irish Air Corps as it supplies materials for remedial work.

2ND PLACE - Arts and Entertainment - 2015
PORKY AND BESS

Chef Kevin Thornton with a pigs head as part of his installation ‘FAT; It’s delicious’ at the Trinity Science Gallery, which explores the beauty and the stigma of fat.

1ST PLACE - Daily Life & People - 2016
HIP HIP

George Smith, 100th birthday in The Gravediggers Bar, with his family and friends. George has been going to this pub in Dublin every week for the past 60 years.

3RD PLACE - Individual Study - 2008
KATHERINE HAMNETT

" Sustainable clothing designer Katherine Hamnett in Buswell’s Hotel "

1ST PLACE - Reportage - 2012
WORLD IRISH DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS

A collection of photographs taken on the day of the World irish Dancing Championships held at Citywest, Dublin.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2018
ATTENTION

Young cadets watch the 92 Cadet Class during their commissioning ceremony at the Military College, Curragh Camp, Co Kildare.

2ND PLACE - Daily Life & People - 2016
NO OPTIONS FOR NONA

Nona O'Reilly asleep in her caravan at Kilbarry Halting Site, The house provided by the council was so appalling her family opted to sleep in the caravan.

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2016
DELUGE

Stranded along the banks of the Shannon River after two storms hit the country. Communities call on Bord na Mona to allow bogs to flood to relieve water pressure

2ND PLACE - Portrait - 2018
LAOS, THE SECRET WAR

Yeyang Yang and daughter Syya photographed at their home, Phonsavan, Laos. He was burning rubbish when the heat of the fire ignited a UXO in the ground and it exploded.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2016
WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY

Lucinda Creighton leader of Renua party photographed arriving for their first 'Think-In' held at Woodquay, Dublin

3RD PLACE - Politics - 2006
THE COLD SHOULDER

Progressive Democrats Michael McDowell and Mary Harney photographed at their annual delegates' conference.

SHORTLISTED - Reportage - 2016
THE PIECE PROCESS

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams gets molded for a wax work to complete the 'Good Friday Agreement' installation at the Dublin Wax museum.

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2017
LIAM COSGRAVE

Liam Cosgrave age 96 former Taoiseach and leader of the Fine Gael party photographed at a 1916 commemoration.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2014
WE WANT EQUALITY TOO – SAME SEX MARRIAGE CAMPAIGN

Same sex couples gather, outside the Department of Justice, Dublin, in their hundreds to campaign for marriage equality rights.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2016
THE PIECE PROCESS

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams gets molded for a wax work to complete the 'Good Friday Agreement' installation at the Dublin Wax museum.

SHORTLISTED - Reportage - 2013
LIBYA LIBERATED

Libyans joyfully rejoice the downfall of Col. Gaddafi's regime and prepare for their first democratic elections in over half a century.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2015
A LOAD OF BALL COCKS

Water charges protest in Dublin, where thousands gathered to protest against the privatisation of water and its charges.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2012
BEELZEBUB BRIAN

Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD at the press conference where he announced his resignation as leader of the Fianna Fail Party.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2012
CAPTIVATING THE NATION

President Barack Obama speaking at College Green to over 60,000 people during his one day visit to Ireland.

SHORTLISTED - Picture Story - 2009
HEROIN

The bombed out former Russian Cultural Centre in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, it has now become home to many heroin addicts. Afghanistan produces over 90% of the worlds opium and its sale is alleged to be funding the Taliban.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2012
HOMAGE TO AN IRISH ICON

Thousands of mourners filed past the remains of former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald as he lay in state in the Oak Room of the Mansion House, Dublin.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2008
"AND THEY’RE OFF"

First day at Cheltenham Races.

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2009
IN THE PICTURE

Art photographer David La Chapelle strikes a pose beside Michael Jackson during the installation of his exhibition titled 'American Jesus' at the Sebastian Guinness Gallery.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2007
WEE WILLIE

Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea T.D. at the 82nd Cadet Class Commissioning Ceremony at the Military College, Curragh, Co. Kildare.

SHORTLISTED - Individual Study - 2007
MILO

Actor Milo O'Shea after entering the Hall of Fame at the Gaiety Theatre.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2006
DEVOLVED

Reverend Ian Paisley DUP, photographed at Stormont Belfast during talks on devolution.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2007
SOFT LANDING

Skydiver falls towards the snowy ground in the Chateau d'Oex Valley in the Swiss Alps during the International Ballooning Festival.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2006
HEAD ABOVE THE REST

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern during his Leaders speech at the Ard Fheis.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2006
WELL HEELED

Ladies Day, at Punchestown Races.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2006
HIGH FLYERS

Aer Lingus airhostesses during a photocall to launch the airlines 70th anniversary celebrations.

Daily Life & People
UNTITLED

Townsfolk get ferried to dry ground in the bucket of a digger after the river Suir burst its banks by the Old Bridge in Clonmel in October 2004.

News
UNTITLED

Michael Noonan, leader of the Fine Gael party, surprises a voter and his dogs on the campaign trail in Naas, Co Kildare, in April 2002

Arts and Culture
UNTITLED

The artist Camille Souter during a quiet moment at her home on Achill Island in March 2001

Daily Life & People
UNTITLED

Pupils of Killaghtee National School, Co Donegal, walk to the church to rehearse for their school's Nativity play in December 2001

Daily Life & People
UNTITLED

Young swimmers wait for their race during the National Community Games finals at Mosney, Co Meath, in August 2000

News
UNTITLED

The body of three-month-old Leilah Hickey, stabbed to death in April 2000, is taken from her home in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Her father, Derek Hickey, would later plead guilty to the murder.