Paul Fitzpatrick with MC Marty Morrissey.

National award for Anglo-Celt journalist

Anglo-Celt Sports Editor Paul Fitzpatrick's work was recognised last night at the Local Ireland awards when his article 'Football, a family business handed down in Mullahoran' was selected as the winner in the Sport Story of the Year category.

The article, which was published before the Cavan club played in the Ulster final last December, was highly commended by the judges.

"On the face of it, this could have been been just another match preview but the judges were left searching for superlatives to describe this incredibly evocative piece of writing," read the citation.

Also recognised at the event was news reporter Seamus Enright, whose fantastic piece 'The Last Pot' on the closure of Corraneary Post Office was shortlisted for the prestigious Best Feature Story category.

The awards were presented by RTE Sport's Marty Morrissey and took place in the Raddison Blue Hotel in Athlone. Local Ireland is the voice for the largest grouping of local weekly newspapers of record in the Republic of Ireland. There were 550 entries in total for last night's awards.

To read the articles, click on the links below:

Football, a family business handed down in Mullahoran

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