The HSE Community Games Media Awards were held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath on Saturday. John Treacy, Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Sports Council presented the National and Regional Media with their highly coveted awards.
Among the winners was The Nationalist which was honoured again for its comprehensive coverage of Community Games activities in County Tipperary.
Speaking to the guests including Paddy McCaul, President of the FAI, Dr Ailis Brosnan, HSE, Dympna Bracken, HSE and Mary Goode, AIT, John Treacy congratulated the Media for their support of the Community Games organisation and also paid tribute to the Community Games volunteers for their dedication and looked forward to building further links between the organisations.
“I would like to welcome all the representatives from the National and Regional newspapers and Radio stations; we are so appreciative of the support you afford us. I would also like to especially commend the HSE Community Games PROs who give so much time and effort to their role and their efforts are certainly paying off. The media have such an important role in building the profile of the Community Games and we are very eager to work with both the print and broadcast to develop our image further.” said Gerry Davenport, President of the HSE Community Games.