The Clare People’s coverage of camogie was highlighted on Monday when being named as the Best Provincial Newspaper for the National Camogie Association’s Media Awards for 2014.
The annual awards honour the contributions of individuals and organisations who excel in promoting camogie locally and nationally, with The Clare People’s extensive coverage being recognised, along with being the first newspaper in Ireland to produce a county championship supplement in August.
It was one of three awards for the Banner County, with Clare FM being honoured as best Local Radio Station while Clare Camogie were rewarded for ‘Best Use of Social Media’ in the past year, for the ceremony which will take place in Croke Park on Saturday, February 21.
Relaying the news, Clare Chairperson Joe Robbins spoke of his delight in Clare’s success for the prestigious Media Awards.
“We are delighted that the National Camogie Association have recognised the work of the media outlets in Clare. We are so thankful in Clare Camogie that the media in the county have been so, so supportive of us in camogie in terms of our image and our message.
“The quality of the publications have been noted and spoken about so many, many times at our meetings and this year, The Clare People went that extra step in becoming the first newspaper to publish a supplement of a county camogie championship so we are thankful to all the staff for their work and are delighted that they have been recognised.
“Clare FM too gives us great publicity as do all the local media outlets and obviously we have a great PRO in Brid MacNamara who does a great job in working with the media and getting our message out there.”
“Brid has won the National PRO on two occasions and is still the best PRO but I suppose Clare couldn’t go and win every award as It wouldn’t look good for the other counties.
“We won three and we are absolutely thrilled with that because it’s going to push us on in terms of new horizons and popularity.
“And that’s what we want to do, we want to get our message out there so that camogie and GAA supporters alike are coming along to see our girls playing camogie and helping them get to the next level.
“All that with the ultimate aim of competing at the very highest level.”

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