In order to give something back to the press officers of League of Ireland clubs, the Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland (SWAI) created this award in 2006 as a token of appreciation for their efforts.
Often taken on a voluntary basis, the press officer role is one that demands time, attention and commitment in order to represent their club and connect with any one who may need access or information that is not readily available.
The SWAI appreciates the work of press officers more than most considering how much we rely on them, so the association is extremely proud to present this award every year to someone who goes above and beyond their job remit.
Press Officer of the Year Winners
2014 – Darren Crawley (Dundalk)
2013 – Colman Hanley (St Patrick’s Athletic)
2012 – Eanna Buckley (Cork City)
2011 – Martina Genockey (Shamrock Rovers)
2010 – Eanna Buckley (Cork City)
2009 – Eanna Buckley (Cork City)
2008 – Greg Keane (Wexford Youths)
2007 – Trevor Gordon (Finn Harps)
2006 – John Byrne (Shamrock Rovers)