Thursday 27 October 2016

Crowe article captured 'essence of the GAA'

Published 07/02/2016 | 02:30

John Greene and Marie Crowe. Photo: Sportsfile
John Greene and Marie Crowe. Photo: Sportsfile
Alan Milton and Weeshie Fogarty

Marie Crowe has won the National Media section in the GAA's annual MacNamee Awards, which recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals and Association units in media and communications.

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Marie, formerly of the Sunday Independent and now with UTV Ireland, won the award for a feature which appeared in this paper 12 months ago. Headlined 'Rockie Army march on with an angel in their ranks', it was commended by the judges for capturing "the very essence of the GAA in a poignant yet beautiful piece that encompasses untold grief, community spirit and indomitable sporting courage". The article was reproduced in last Sunday's Clublife supplement.

Read Marie's award-winning article here

The citation added: "The strong focus, too, on how tragedy and triumph can often walk hand in hand is portrayed in a manner that is both sensitive and beguiling."

She joined the other recipients at a special function in Croke Park on Friday night.

Marie is pictured left with Sunday Independent sports editor John Greene; while pictured right is legendary Radio Kerry presenter Weeshie Fogarty in conversation at the function with the GAA's head of communications Alan Milton. Fogarty received the Hall of Fame Award from GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail.

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