Donegal Sport Hub and Finn Harps shortlisted for FAI Communications Awards


DONEGAL SPORT HUB and Finn Harps FC have both been shortlisted for the prestigious FAI Communications Awards – in the same category.

Both Donegal Sport Hub and Finn Harps have joined Cork City in the running for the ‘Best Digital Initiative’ award.

Chris McNulty of Donegal Sport Hub is the PRO of the Donegal Women’s League where he has been  dedicated to the promotion of Schoolgirls and Women’s Soccer in the county.

This initiative has included carrying reports of all games in all Leagues from Under-12 right up to Women’s National Team games involving players from the area. The coverage includes written, audio, picture and video content and is now the foremost source for news on the women’s game in the county

“It’s great to even be nominated and to make the short list in a year that has a record number of entries in the FAI Communications Awards,” said Chris McNulty.

“I’m thrilled to be short-listed. I always felt that the women’s game in Donegal was crying out for strong promotion and, after the inception of Donegal Sport Hub, the chance to be able to do that presented itself.

“I would like to thank all the League administrators, the clubs and the players for their assistance over the last couple of years.  In particular, I would like to thank everyone at Bonagee United for all their help and support and for enabling me to be a part of the Donegal Women’s League.”

Bríd McGinty of the Donegal Women’s League said: ” We’re delighted to announce that our league PRO Chris McNulty been short listed for the FAI Communications Awards. In the category of ‘Best Digital Initiative” for the promotion of Schoolgirls and Women football.

“Everyone will agree that Chris well deserved this nomination and will look forward to the announcement of the winner at the FAI AGM next weekend. I’m sure everyone within the League wishes Chris all the best.”

The shortlist for the 2017 FAI Communications Awards has been unveiled ahead of Friday’s ceremony in Hotel Kilkenny to coincide with the Festival of Football.

Set up to recognise the excellence in coverage of Irish football at a local, national and international level, the Awards are decided based upon entries submitted by journalists and volunteers.

This year’s process proved to be the most popular yet with a record number of entries received and each piece showcasing the quality work being done throughout the country to promote Irish football.

MA in Journalism graduate from NUI Galway and BBS Marketing and NC in Online Marketing from LyIT, who has worked covering sport in Donegal since 2004. Part of Donegal Democrat who won McNamee awards in 2013 and 2015 for 'best provincial publication'. Reseacher for 'Jimmy's Winnin' Matches' documentary and Rory Kavanagh's autobiography 'Winning'

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