Two Kerry Winners In GAA’s McNamee Awards

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Beale GAA have won a McNamee Award for ‘Sand In Our Boots’.

THERE are two McNamee awards on their way to Kerry this Friday after the winners of the GAA National Communication and Media Awards were announced.

The awards are presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions made by individuals and Association units in the area of media and communications. Past Kerry winners include Austin Stacks GAA Club and Weeshie Fogarty.

The 2016 Best GAA Club Publication will be awarded to Sand in our Boots – Beale GAA Club, Kerry while Kerry’s Eye won the Provincial Media Award for their “Sport & Revolution” supplement.

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‘Sand in our Boots’ charts the history not only of the Beale GAA club but also of its predecessors including the Ballybunion Corncrakes, Cruaghdarrig Emmets and Faha. Using a variety of sources including internal records, newspaper reports and the folk memory of the club, the authors have succeeded in successfully charting the history of the club and its place within the wider GAA organisation.

The ‘Kerry GAA and the 1916 Rising’ supplement published by Kerry’s Eye, compiled by historian Dr. Richard McElligott, is an eight-page publication that explored the many links between the Rebels of 1916 and Kerry GAA. Well written and informative, it was a timely body of work to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Rising.

The awards will be presented by Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghail, at a function in Croke Park on Friday next, February 17.

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