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 2021 and 2022 MacNamee Awards are now being accepted. It should be noted that only work published or completed in the 2021 and 2022 calendar years is eligible for consideration and entries will not be returned. The awards scheme will be judged under the following headings:
• Best Digital Impact Award
Award for a club or county’s use of existing digital channels, own
creative content or cutting-edge innovations (video, streaming,
podcasts, newsletter, archives, other) to present a story or activity
– Illustrate the Who, What, Where When and Why of entry
– Illustrate innovation or use of new technologies, where relevant
– Examples of content created for the campaign
– Examples of engagement with online community
– Illustration of results achieved and future development/use.
• Best GAA Publication
To cover general works focusing on the Association.
• Best GAA Club Publication
To cover GAA County Yearbooks and Club Histories.
• Best Photograph
Focusing on the best GAA-themed image.
• Best Programme
To cater for all match day programmes produced for any level of the
• 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
• National Media Award
To acknowledge high quality written journalism in national daily or
• Best TV Documentary
To acknowledge the high quality of TV documentaries currently
produced on the GAA.
• Irish Language Award / Gradam na Gaeilge
To recognise excellence in the field of Irish language GAA journalism
across all media/Aitheantas ar ardchaighdeán iriseoireachta Gaeilge
bainteach le cúrsaí CLG, ina chuimsítear gach cineál meán
* Please note: There is a limit of three photographs per entrant for the
photographic award and one entry (jpeg forma) 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.
All entries should be marked “GAA MacNamee Awards 2021 or 2022” and
addressed for the attention of Alan Milton, Director of Communications, Croke
Park, Dublin 3 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 presentations.
Closing date for entries is Friday, 21st October 2022.
For further information please contact email@example.com