It’s not too often you get to write articles about yourself, but KCLR Fanzone has scooped the Digital Promotion award for this year’s Camogie Association Volunteer & Media Awards.
The awards themselves will be presented at an event in Croke Park on Saturday 4 February.
The Digital Promotion category looks to award a media outlet for their promotion of the game through digital channels. Over the course of 2016, the first full year for the Fanzone, we’ve built up a terrific archive of local and national camogie stories, online commentaries, video interviews and feature online articles – all complementary to our existing on air coverage of camogie across Carlow and Kilkenny.
“We set out to build a platform to deliver sporting stories that matter locally”, says Ken McGuire, “and camogie is very much a core part of our local sports news. 2016 was such a huge year for the sport, particularly given the success of Carlow and Kilkenny at All-Ireland level and to get the recognition from the national body for the work you’re doing on the ground at home is a real treat.”
“We’ve run live blogs for matches, online commentaries, player and management video interviews, opinion pieces and more – a lot of things you can’t traditionally do on air. 2016 was a good year for it and there’s a lot more to come this year.”
Some of the digital highlights around the 2016 Liberty Insurance Camogie All-Ireland finals included our live match coverage, coupled with pre-match week interviews under the CamÓgie Corner banner with the likes of Kate Nolan, Áine Fahey and Michelle Quilty.
You can access the full camogie archive here.
Sure as the work doesn’t stop for the clubs and county teams, the work continues for the Fanzone and later this week we’ll be looking at the All-Ireland club semi-finals which sees Thomastown in senior action on Sunday at 2pm with Myshall in intermediate action at the same time in Westmeath.
We’ll have online and on air coverage of both games this Sunday afternoon.
The 2016 Mick Dunne Memorial Awards’ recipients are
- PRO of the Year – Shirley Moloney, Cork Camogie Board
- Match Programme – Carlow Camogie Board
- Local Media – Wicklow People
The 2016 Camogie Association Media Awards’ recipients are:
- Digital Promotion – KCLR 96FM
- Best Media Innovation – Sarah Leahy
- Photography – Tom Fox
The awards will be presented on Saturday, February 4th at Croke Park in conjunction with the Camogie Association Volunteer of the Year Awards.
This is the eleventh year of the awards which honour the contributions of local and national press and volunteers in the promotion and development of camogie in Ireland.