PPAI

SELECTED WORKS

Shortlisted - Arts and Entertainment - 2022
NAOMI IN THE LIVING ROOM

Liam Cooney, Michelle Reade and Reidin Dunne taking part in the Rasper Players (Wexford) production of Naomi In The Living Room as part of the 2021 All-Ireland 1-Act Finals Festival of Drama at Glor, Ennis.

Shortlisted - Nature & The Environment - 2022
DOOLIN SUNSET

The sun sets on a February evening at Doolin, Co. Clare.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2021
TWO FEET FROM HEAVEN...

A man fixes the sound system behind the altar in Tulla, in preparation for the opening of churches to the public as part of the plan to ease Covid-19 restrictions.

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2021
IRON MAN

East Clare blacksmith Mark Wilson at work in his forge at Mountshannon.

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2021
LIGHTNING STRIKE

A lightning strike over northwest Ennis, Co. Clare, as seen from Woodstock Hill.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2020
INSIDE JOB

A technician works on the ATM outside a bank in Ennis

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2020
HOMELESS…

River Feeley and his partner Buyiswa Mankayi who are living rough on the grounds of Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2019
TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR VISITS ENNISTYMON

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is left holding the baby at the official opening of Senator Martin Conway's constituency office in Ennistymon

Shortlisted - Features - 2007
AND THIS LITTLE PIGGY...

Noel Lorigan gets his charges ready for the Pig Races at Kilmihil Festival of Fun.

1ST PLACE - Portrait - 2015
BODY BUILDER

Jason Morris, of Toonagh, who came second in the Natural Bodybuilding Federation of Ireland 2014 Under-68kg category

1ST PLACE - News - 2013
A COMMUNITY IN GRIEF...

The bodies of two Quilty fishermen are taken from a rescue boat, watched by supportive locals, after a bad boating tradgedy in West Clare.

1ST PLACE - Sports Action - 2009
LEGLESS...

Horse goes down, but jockey wants to keep on going, at Bellharbour Point To Point races in Clare.

1ST PLACE - Sports Feature - 2008
WATER BOY

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

1ST PLACE - Special humour - 2007
AND THIS LITTLE PIGGY?

Noel Lorigan gets his charges ready for the Pig Races at Kilmihil Festival of Fun.

2ND PLACE - Reportage - 2018
BECAUSE I'M WORTHLESS

Once loved dolls, which were salvaged from rubbish skips adorn almost every nook and cranny of the Wasted Junky salvage yard at Raheen, Co Clare. Visitors to the yard, where everything from a needle to an anchor can be purchased, are often startled by the quirky nature and random positioning of the toys where the owner says he saves them from the tip because they once obviously meant a great deal to their former owners. They now keep watchful eyes on the premises

2ND PLACE - Daily Life & People - 2018
BLACK BEAUTIES

Shadows cast by Brian McCarthy and his daughter Edwina's horses as they nuzzle together before a charity hack at Quin, in aid of Clare Suicide Bereavement Support

2ND PLACE - Picture Story - 2008
A DAY’S DANCING

Love is in the air; daytime dance at the Pavillion Hall, Lisdoonvarna, during the Annual Matchmaking Festival 2nd.

2ND PLACE - Daily Life & People - 2014
ROOM WITH A VIEW

Caroline Sherlock and her seven children at the window of a caravan, which they share on the side of the road, at Cregg, Lahinch, Co. Clare

3RD PLACE - Sports Feature - 2015
HELL ON EARTH

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald heads for the dressing room after the final whistle, following the loss to Tipperary in the Waterford Crystal Cup Final

3RD PLACE - Portrait - 2015
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Local man Paddy Hanrahan collecting seaweed as fertilizer for his garden, near Cappa, Kilrush, Co Clare

3RD PLACE - Nature & The Environment - 2011
ICE CYCLE

Boatmen breaking ice at Gortglass Lake, Clare, for the annual Christmas Day swim as a man cycles his bike on the frozen lake surface.

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2017
TRANQUIL WATERS...

A tranquil morning scene with a hint of Spring in the air at Lough Derg near Killaloe in East Clare.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Action - 2016
IN POLE POSITION.

A rider comes a cropper while taking part in a New Year's Day hunt at Kinvara, South Galway.

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2016
LIGHT AND LIFE.

The Supermoon Moon takes over where the sun lets off as seen over Woodstock Hill, Ennis, Co. Clare.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Action - 2016
ON THE PULL.

Patrick Hussey, Colm O Connor and John Joe Hussey competing during the All-Ireland Currach Regatta at Doonbeg, Co Clare.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2014
THE CLARE SHOUT.

Young Ennis lad Kayden Moloney gives off his best at the Clare Senior Hurlers open evening in Cusack Park

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2014
LIGHT OF BYGONE DAYS

Susanna Kelly helps Lorraine Hughes prepare her baby for the first baptism for 500 years in the old abbey ruins on Canon Island, Co. Clare

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2013
NATURE'S CHILD...

Aoibheann O Dwyer of Ennis with her "environmentally friendly" headgear during the annual Clarecastle regatta, in County Clare.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Action - 2011
YOU TRIP 'EM UP...AND I'LL RACE AHEAD!..

Jockey BJ Foley parts company with his mount in the first race during the County Clare Hunt's Point To Point at Quakerstown Boston, Co. Clare.

SHORTLISTED - Picture Story - 2009
IN NEED OF NICOTINE

Smokers take advantage of any opportunity to light up.

SHORTLISTED - Individual Study - 2008
A HAIR-RAISING READ

Emma Clancy gets to grips with another Horrid Henry story at Kilnaboy National School.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2008
SOILED SOLDIER

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

SHORTLISTED - Sports Action - 2006
SMASH OF THE ASH!

Clare's Fergal Lynch breaks his hurley against his Wexford opponent, during the All-Ireland Quarter Final.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Action - 2006
CROPPER!

John Thomas McNamara and Gee Dee part company at the Clare Hunt point to point, at Dromoland.

Profile - 2015
FIRST PLACE FEATURES 1997

Fetch Boy, Fetch! A sensible dog looks on as a boy tumbles into the water at Cappa,Kilrush, Co. Clare.

Daily Life - 2006
UNTITLED

The Lismorahaun Singers perform during the annual Burren Ramble in Poul Barron, near Fanore, Co Clare, in 2006

Daily Life
UNTITLED

Special Apostle A Ooladukun baptises a member of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church of Noah's Ark at Ennis swimming pool, Co Clare, in May 2002

Daily Life
UNTITLED

Young Emma Troy looks out the train window on the West Clare Railway line from Moyasta junction as Private Gerard Troy and Blainagh Daly share a celebratory kiss after their wedding at Monmore church in 2001

Arts and Culture
UNTITLED

The actor-director Peter Kennedy prepares for his role in an Ennis Musical Society production of "The Inmate" in 2000

Daily Life
UNTITLED

A competitor runs his own race at the rear of the field during the Clare Community Games finals in Ennis in June 1999