Thursday 21 November 2019

Award for Herald's 'remarkable' Decades Of Dubs

GAA president John Horan will present the awards. Photo: Sportsfile
GAA president John Horan will present the awards. Photo: Sportsfile

The Herald has won a 2018 GAA MacNamee Award for its three-part magazine series celebrating the Boys in Blue down through the years.

Covering the successes and failures of Dublin football teams from the 1950s to the 1990s, Decades Of The Dubs was credited as a comprehensive, informative and entertaining read.

Produced by the Herald's Joe Davitt and Kevin Nolan, the GAA said the magazines were "beautifully illustrated with evocative and rare photographs of great days from the past".

"The three-part series was also chock-full of revealing interviews with legendary Dublin footballers, as well as the sort of statistics and trivia that are manna from heaven for GAA anoraks.

"In terms of style as well as substance, the Herald's Decades Of The Dubs' series was a truly remarkable production."

The GAA National Communication and Media Awards are named after the late Padraig MacNamee, former president of the GAA, chairman of the GAA Commission (1969-1971) and member of the RTE authority.

They are presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions made by individuals and association units in the area of media and communications.

The awards will be presented by GAA president John Horan at a function in Croke Park this afternoon.

"The GAA is not just about winning on the field," he said.

"It is about projecting a positive image of the organisation and adding to everything the games do for the GAA. These winning entries certainly do that.


"Media coverage of our games has always been important to the growth and profiling of our activities and similarly, the role of our own units in showcasing what they do is critical.

"I laud everyone who works hard to promote the GAA in the public arena, not least those people who we will honour at Croke Park," he said.

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