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Community Games chiefs honour Herald with top award for our coverage

THE Evening Herald has received an award from the HSE Community Games for our coverage of the organisation.

This newspaper was honoured in the national print category at the HSE Community Games' annual award ceremony in Athlone at the weekend.

Chief executive officer of the Irish Sports Council, John Treacy, presented the award to Kevin Doyle, who represented the Herald.

Peggy Connolly, PR and marketing director of Community Games, said the Herald had provided "excellent" coverage during 2011 and helped the organisation promote healthy active lives for young people.

The Community Games is an independent voluntary organisation operating in nearly 700 local communities.

In the past year the Herald has reported extensively on the activities of local areas in the Dublin region as well as the national finals, which take place three times a year at Athlone Institute of Technology.

Other guests at the ceremony included Paddy McCaul, president of the FAI, Dr Ailis Brosnan, of the HSE, and Mary Goode of AIT.

Others winners included RTE and Radio Kerry, while the Roscommon Herald won the overall award for regional newspapers.