McNamee Awards 2004
May 03, 2005
The GAA have announced the winners of the 2004 Mc Namee awards. These awards are presented annually by the GAA in recognition of outstanding contributions made by individuals in the area of communications. The concept evolved as a result of the Mc Namee report published in 1971.
The Awards will be presented to the recipients by Mr Seán Kelly, President of the GAA at a function in the Burlington Hotel on Saturday, May 21st 2005. There are nine categories in the 2004 Awards. They are:
Best County Yearbook - Down
For the overall production embracing colour, excellent photography, layout, printing techniques, excellent proofing and the general variety of its presentation, Down win this award for the second year running. They set a very high standard which should be a model for others to follow.
Best County Final Programme - Louth Football Final
The Louth County football final programme was a worthy winner of this award in a category where there was a particularly high standard. This was a most informative production with an attractive lay-out and interesting content.
Best Article in a National Newspaper - Paddy Heaney (Irish News)
Paddy Heaney's affection for Gaelic games and his knowledge of Gaelic games cascades through his column, Against The Breeze. It is a colourful mix of comment, topicality, reminiscence and humour that easily engages the reader.
Best Article in a Provincial Newspaper - Paul Brennan (The Kingdom)
Brennan regularly captures the essence of the GAA and Gaelic Games in his feature writing. His article on St Brendan's College, Killarney, on their return to the final of Corn Ui Mhuiri is revealing with both an historic and contemporary feel.
Best Local Radio Programme - Weeshie Fogarty (Radio Kerry)
Weeshie Fogarty's interview with former Kerry footballing great Tom Long is a very well produced and free-flowing programme that holds interest throughout. The programme presenter, Weeshie Fogarty, brings out the best in Long as he cleverly guides in a well-crafted programme that is enhanced by a number of musical selections chosen by Long.
Best Website - St. Mary ' s, Ahoghil, County Antrim (www.ahoghillgaa.com