Roscommon GAA have won a prestigious MacNamee award for the best match-day programme in 2018 for the Roscommon Senior Football Championship Final Programme.
The award will be presented on Saturday May 11th at a function in Croke Park hosted by GAA president John Horan.
In announcing the award, the GAA said, “A publication that seamlessly matched both style and substance over 80 easy-to-read pages.”
“The team layouts and player profiles scored highly for their clarity and production, while the editorial articles were a nice mix of both the historical and the contemporary.“
“All the bases were covered with referee profiles, well-designed statistical data, and two pages for the next generation of young supporters.”
“Another notable mention is the prominence given to minor games that is sometimes lacking in other match programmes. A complete, good-value programme that is a worthy McNamee Award winner.”
GAA President John Horan also said, “The GAA is not just about winning on the field. It is about projecting a positive image of the organisation and adding to everything the games do for the GAA. These winning entries certainly do that.”
“Media coverage of our games has always been important to the growth and profiling of our activities and similarly, the role of our own units in showcasing what they do is critical.
“I laud everyone who works hard to promote the GAA in the public arena, not least those people who we will honour at Croke Park tomorrow evening.”
Other award winners included;
2018 Provincial Media Award – ‘Limerick Leader Souvenir Edition – 2018 All-Ireland Champions: This Means Everything’
2018 National Media Award – The Herald – ‘Decades of the Dubs’
2018 Best Photograph – Brendan Moran, Sportsfile
This winning picture by Brendan Moran of Sportsfile features Seán Finn of Limerick as he celebrates after the final whistle had blown in the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final
2018 Best GAA Club Publication – ‘October 2000: St. Anne’s GAA Club – A History of Rathangan Gaelic Games’ by Jim Berry
2018 Best GAA Publication – ‘The Story of Interprovincial Football’ by Dermot Kavanagh
Hall Of Fame – John Quirke – Leinster GAA Photographer