My Best Football Images – 2017

My local GAA club is St Colmcilles, in Piltown, Co Meath and occasionally I photograph the various happenings there. I’ve compiled a series of my favourite images here from the calendar year starting off with the All Ireland Final. There are a variety of images of players and fans, matches won, matches lost and everything in-between. 

St Colmcilles GAA Club Meath

Meath Vs Louth (SFC Quarter Final – Parnell Park)

I had the pleasure of shooting some images at Sundays game between Meath and Louth at Parnell Park, Dublin. The aim was to catch a few of the club captain Graham Reilly but there were others I couldnt leave behind also. It was odd seeing Colm Nally on the opposing team to Reilly given their heroics with St Colmcilles but such onwards and upwards for both individuals. Most images shot using a 200-400mm f4 Nikon Lens and different DSLR’s. 


A Portrait of John Boorman

Shooting the Director When asked to capture a portrait of the Award winning Director of Deliverance, Excalibur, Hope & Glory, Point Blank etc I was a little nervous. I knew I could get the shot I needed but essentially you are directing a man that has directed Lee Marvin, Burt Reynolds, Sean Connery, Helen Mirren, Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson & Patrick Stewart to name but a few.


Leinster Final – St Colmcilles (Meath) Vs Rosemount (Westmeath) 26.11.16

My local GAA club became Leinster Intermediate Champions on Saturday 26th November 2016, a mean feat by any standards but this was special. In order to win a game like this you have to beat the best so when St Colmcilles (Cilles) met Rosemount of Westmeath in Pairc Tailteann, Navan, the two sides couldn’t have been more evenly matched. These images serve as more a documentary of the day as opposed to straight action imagery. I have turned the camera on the bench here and tried to capture the last few minutes of what can only be described as hell for those […]


St Colmcilles V’s Round Towers (Kildare) 12.11.2016

The journey continues, Cilles played Round Towers, Kildare on Saturday 12th November 2016 in the Leinster Intermediate Club Semi-Final and won despite strong opposition. After a strong first half, Cilles were subjected to a strong fight back from Round Towers in the second half but cool heads prevailed and after some quality points and a nail biting few extra time minutes they prevailed. The four minutes extra time felt like 20, check the tense faces on the sideline in the images below. I thrive on feedback, good, bad or indifferent. If you like the shots feel free to share this […]