The Clare Champion newspaper has for the first time received three nominations at the annual Local Ireland Media Awards.
For the third successive year, Clare Champion journalist Peter O’Connell has been nominated for a Local Ireland Award. This year he is shortlisted for the second time in the Best Sports Story of the Year for an interview with Cooraclare’s Tom Morrissey. In the article Tom reflects on his life and times 25 years after he helped Clare win the 1992 Munster Senior Football Championship.
Multi-award winning Clare Champion photographer John Kelly was also nominated this year for Photograph of the Year for an image taken of Meelick man Robin O’Connell.
The Clare Champion has also been nominated in the Best Designed Newspaper of the Year category.
The awards will be held on Thursday May 24 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone where the winners will be announced.