The GAA MacNamee Awards are held annually to honour excellence in the area of communications, public relations and journalism, specifically related to the activities of the Association. These Awards are named after the late Pádraig MacNamee, former President of the GAA, Chairman of the GAA Commission (1969-1971) and member of RTÉ authority.
Roscommon Gaels has won a prestigious MacNamee award for its All-Stars initiative, which caters for children with special needs. The club won the "Best New Media" award for the clever use of social media and digital campaigns which raised awareness of the All Stars and helped with the success winning the TG4/Subaru competition.
2019 Best New Media – Roscommon Gaels All-stars
Any club that provides the kinds of services that Roscommon Gaels does through its All-Stars initiative deserves special recognition. However the Gaels’ clever use of social media and digital campaigns to raise awareness of their work and to ultimately fund it, through winning the TG4 / Subaru competition, deserves to be recognised through the McNamee Best New Media Award. Their campaign involved two separate digital initiatives - creating an excellent video describing the Roscommon Gaels All-Stars and then utilising social media to generate awareness and win votes for their competition entry.