Raidió na Gaeltachta duo Dónall Mac Ruairí and Michelle Nic Grianna have been honoured by the GAA with a prestigious Mac Namee Award.
They have received the 2022 Gradam na Gaeilge (Irish Language Award) for their RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta programme Ógie, about the life and the tragic death of young Ógie Ó Dufaigh.
The programme was presented by Michelle Nic Grianna and produced by Dónall Mac Ruairí, journalists from RnaG’s Doirí Beaga station, and featured an interview with Brendan Ó Dufaigh, Ógie’s father, who spoke movingly of his son, and the terrible events that unfolded on the night of the 16 July 2021 when he was killed in a car crash hours after captaining the Monaghan Under 20 football team to victory in the Ulster Final.
Sa chlár seo labhraíonn an láithreoir aitheanta de chuid Raidió na Gaeltachta, Michelle Nic Grianna, le hathair ‘Ógie’, Breandán, faoi shaol a mhic agus faoin mbaint lárnach a bhí ag an bpeil Ghaelach lena shaol i measc go leor rudaí eile. Labhraítear, freisin, faoin gcabhair agus faoin tacaíocht a thug pobal CLG do Bhreandán agus dá chlann tar éis a bháis thragóidigh. Dónall Mac Ruairí a léirigh an clár.
The GAA National Communication and Media Awards are named after the late Pádraig MacNamee, former President of the GAA, Chairman of the GAA Commission (1969-1971) and member of the RTÉ authority.
They are presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions made by individuals and Association units in the area of media and communications. The presentation of the 2021 & 2022 Awards were delayed due to Covid 19.
Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy said: “From its very beginning, the GAA has been aware of the importance of telling our story and being able to connect with our members and supporters. The MacNamee Awards are a prestigious recognition of excellence in this field and have grown to match the changes in an ever-evolving media landscape.”