THERE was joy for two Donegal men at the FAI Grassroots and League Communications Awards on Friday night.
Letterkenny native Eric White won the Best Broadcast award while Ballybofey’s Gary Foy scooped the prize for Best Photo.
White (pictured above), who works for BBC Radio Foyle, was honoured for his commentary in the build-up to Derry City’s UEFA Europa League encounter with Aberystwyth Town last year.
He is the secretary of Letterkenny Rovers FC and is a former committee member on the Donegal Youth League.
Foy’s award was presented for the below acrobatic action shot of Finn Harps’ French striker Wilfried Tagbo as he scored his first goal for the club against Cobh Ramblers back in May.
Foy contributes images to several local media outlets. He is the PRO of the Donegal Junior League and is heavily immersed in Ballybofey United.
The awards were presented at the FAI pre-AGM delegates dinner at the Clarion Hotel in Co. Sligo.
Speaking at the announcement, FAI Communications Director, Peter Sherrard said, “The FAI Grassroots and League Communications Awards continue to attract a large number of quality entrants from all over the country and are a testament to the work being put in to promote football across Ireland.
“The winners are all very deserving and I would like to congratulate all those who entered for the exceptional quality of and range of work being done.”
The Best Publication Award went to ‘Stories of the Showgrounds’ by Kevin Colreavy and published by Sligo Rovers Heritage Group. The Best PRO Award went to David Cummins of Manorhamilton Rangers. The Best Website Category went to Padraig McHale for the Mayo League App, while the Best Social Media category was won by Cabinteely FC.
The Best Article was from Eamon Scott of the Herald for his piece in the FAI Junior and Intermediate Cup Final programme.Tags: