A Ballina-based photographer has won an international sports photography award.

David Farrell won the award at the Federation of European Professional Photographers 2019 awards, announced in Austria, for a black & white image entitled "Battling for the Sliothar".

The photo was taken during the Connacht Intermediate Hurling Championship final between Mayo side Tooreen and Ballinderreen of Galway.

The picture won a Merit award in the Single Images category of the prestigious competition, which attracted 2,400 entries from photographers across Europe.

David Farrell was the only Irish photographer to win in the Sports category of the competition.




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