2014 FAI Communications Awards presented
The 2014 FAI Communications Awards were presented at the FAI AGM in Athlone, Co. Westmeath on Friday night by FAI President Paddy McCaul and CEO John Delaney.
The first category was to recognise the best Public Relations Officers attached to a club or league, and the award went to Justin Burke of the Meath and District League.
In the Best National Broadcast category Adrian Eames of RTE Radio was selected for his preview of the season at Derry City, which went to considerable lengths to chart the excitement generated around the club as it prepared for the season ahead.
The best Regional Broadcast was presented to Darren Cleary from FM104 for his broadcast item on the annual charity game between a Shelbourne XI and the United Warriors Special Olympics club.
The Best National Article recognises those journalists who have dedicated particular time and sacrifice to coverage of less reported strands of the game, and was won by Gareth Maher for an article in the Irish Examiner for the second year running.
The Best Regional Article went to Eamon Scott of the Evening Herald for his excellent coverage of Irish grassroots football.
The best Club Publication went to Jim Murphy's 'C'mon the Town', which provided an exceptional record of the history of Dundalk FC.
The best photograph award recognises the best representation of the grassroots of Irish football, and was presented to Steve Alfred.
The best club website award went to Jamie Moore for his Belvedere FC offering.
Cork City FC captured the award in the new category, Best social media initiative for their innovative campaign to attract supporters into the grounds.
2014 FAI Communications Awards Winners
Best PRO: Justin Burke, Meath & District League
Best National Broadcast: Adrian Eames of RTE Radio
Best Regional Broadcast: Darren Cleary FM104
Best National Article: Gareth Maher (for an article in the Irish Examiner)
Best Regional Article: Eamon Scott, Evening Herald
Best Club Publication: 'C'mon the town' Jim Murphy, Dundalk FC
Best Photograph Award: Steve Alfred
Best club website: Jamie Moore, Belvedere FC
Best Social Media Initiative: Declan Carey, Cork City FC