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Thursday, June 22, 2006
The GAA have announced the winners of the 2005 McNamee awards, presented annually by the Association in recognition of outstanding contributions made by individuals in the area of communications.
There are eight individual categories which include Best Website, Best County Final Programme and Best County Yearbook.
The award for Best Local Radio Programme went to Clare FM for it’s feature on former Clare hurler Jamesie O’Connor, who talks about his hurling career from his early days in Galway, where he was born, right through his career with Clare from minor up to senior until his retirement.
John Barry, former editor of The Kerryman, took the Hall of Fame award. Barry played hurling and football for Austin Stacks in Tralee and covered Gaelic Games for the Kerryman for over 40 years, many as sports editor until his retirement last year.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Website — Fintona GAA Club, Tyrone http://gaa.fintona.org
Best County Final Programme — Clare Hurling and Football Finals.
Best Local Radio Programme — Clare FM for Jamesie (presenter Mike McCartney).
Best County Yearbook — Tipperary.
Best Club Media Presentation — Castlewellan, Co Down.
Best Article in a National/Provincial paper — Damian Lawlor.
Special Merit Award — Kerry County Board: Eolaire — Information Booklet for GAA Officials and Supporters.
Hall of Fame — John Barry, The Kerryman
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