Thursday, April 3, 2008
The GAA is still accepting nominations for the 2007 McNamee Awards. The closing date is Tuesday, April 15th 2008.
Apparently, the McNamee 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 McNamee report published in 1971.
I can't find any further information about the McNamee report on the web, apart from a reference that says it took 20 years to implement the findings, so if someone is knows some more, please fill us in.
Sadly, there's no category for bloggers, but then that's not surprising is it. :)
Awards will be made in the following categories:
- Best Club Media Publication (club histories, yearbooks, annual reports etc)
- Best GAA Website (county or club)
- Best GAA Photograph
- Best County Final Programme
- Best County Media Presentation (to include Yearbooks, County Histories, Fixture Booklets, DVD's etc)
- Best Local Radio Programme on a GAA Theme
- Best Newspaper Article
All entries should be sent to:-
Páirc an Chrócaigh,
Websites can be nominated by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
It didn't take long for my effort at trying to 'big up' GAA fans in comparison to those of a certain foreign sport to be exposed as a fraud. If I'd paid more attention to John Maughan's resignation yesterday I would have seen that it had less to do with results on the field, and more to to do with the ongoing abuse he has suffered from a mob of "Roscommon supporters".