The 2016 Monaghan GAA Yearbook has been named as Best GAA Publication of 2016 as part of the Association’s MacNamee Awards.
The GAA National Communication and Media Awards, the MacNamee winners are named after the late Pádraig MacNamee, former President of the GAA, Chairman of the GAA Commission (1969-1971) and member of the RTÉ authority.
They are presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions made by individuals and Association units in the area of media and communications and will be presented by Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghail, at a function in Croke Park.
The GAA President offered his congratulations to this year’s winners, saying: “The late Pádraig MacNamee was a man ahead of this times in many ways and it is fitting that these awards should be named in his honour.
“More than ever, excellence in the area of communications is of paramount importance and has a major bearing on how are games are projected.
“I am delighted to acknowledge that so many of our units, not least those at club level, fully embrace this outlook and utilise technology to further enhance their reach.
“I offer my congratulations to all of this year’s winners and hope this recognition not only strengthens their ambitions in this area but inspires others to follow.”
The Monaghan GAA Official Yearbook is cited as “a thorough review of Monaghan’s 2016 season at all levels and at county and clubs levels. As a record of a defined season, told with the assistance of spectacular photographs, the book is second-to-none and will serve as a lasting record for future generations.”
Monaghan GAA would like to acknowledge all writers and photographers who contributed to the Yearbook, particularly each of the county’s clubs. A big thank you must be given to the editor Colm Shalvey who brought everything together. The 2016 Monaghan GAA Yearbook, designed by R&S Printers, is still available in shops throughout the county.