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GAA MacNamee Awards 2018

16th November 2018

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The GAA MacNamee Awards are held annually to honour excellence in the area of communications, public relations and journalism, specifically related to the activities of the Association. These Awards are named after the late Pádraig MacNamee, former President of the GAA, Chairman of the GAA Commission (1969-1971) and member of RTÉ authority.

Applications for the 2018 MacNamee Awards are now being accepted. It should be noted that only work published or completed in the 2018 calendar year is eligible for consideration and entries will not be returned. The awards scheme will be judged under the following headings:

  • Best GAA Publication To cover general works focussing on the Association.
  • Best GAA Club Publication

To cover GAA County Yearbooks and Club History.

  • Best GAA Website Covering the websites for Club and County.
  • Best Digital Campaign
  • Best Photograph Focussing on the best GAA-themed image.
  • Best Programme To cater for all match day programmes produced for any level of the GAA.
  • Best GAA related Radio Programme To cater for all GAA programming broadcast either nationally or locally
  • Provincial Media Award To acknowledge high quality written journalism in a provincial publication.
  • National Media Award To acknowledge high quality written journalism in national daily or Sunday publication.
  • Best TV Documentary
  • Irish Language Award / Gradam na Gaeilge To recognise excellence in the field of Irish language GAA journalism across all media/Aitheantas do ard-chaighdeán iriseoireachta, bainteach le CLG, in aon bhrainse de mheáin na Gaeilge

The best online promotional campaign across digital channels (web, social, video). This category looks at how online platforms were used to promote an event, competition or other campaign, delivering strong engagement and overall impact. Entries should include:

  • Examples of content created
  • What channels were used
  • How content was planned and posted
  • Examples of engagement with online community
  • Illustration of results achieved

To acknowledge the high quality of TV documentaries currently produced on the GAA.

* Please note: There is a limit of three photographs per entrant for the photographic award and one entry for all other categories.

A Hall of Fame Award / Outstanding Service Award will also be made in recognition of a prolonged personal involvement in the coverage of GAA activities to the highest standards. This person is selected by the GAA President.

All entries should be marked “GAA MacNamee Awards 2018” and addressed for the attention of Director of Communications Alan Milton, Croke Park, Dublin 3 or emailed to siobhan.brady@gaa.ie . Entrants should also clearly state what category they are submitting their entry under.

Award winners will be contacted in due course with further details in relation to the awards banquet.

Closing date for entries is Friday, 04/01/19.

For further information please contact

Alan Milton, Director of Communications, Croke Park on 01 8658612


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