National Championships 2012 Results

Dundalk do it again

Dundalk Photographic Society has won the IPF 2012 National Club Championships held in the Institute of Technology, Athlone on Sunday the 20th of May.
Dundalk competed against 28 other irish camera clubs to take the coveted Rosebowl award with Drogheda Photographic Club coming in second place and Mallow Camera Club, the defending champions, in third place.


Overall Winner – Dundalk Photographic Society

2nd Place – Drogheda Photographic Club


3rd Place – Mallow Camera Club


Monochrome Panels

1st Place – Drogheda Photographic Society


2nd Place – Dundalk Photographic Society


3rd Place – Mallow Camera Club


Colour Panels

1st Place – Dundalk Photographic Society


2nd Place – Drogheda Photographic Club


3rd Place – Cork Camera Group


Individual Awards


Gold – Gabriel O’Shaughnessy – Dundalk Photographic Society – Smoker


Silver – Des Clintion – Drogheda Photographic Club – Roma Family


Bronze – John Hooton – Mallow Camera Club – Rolling Wave


Highly Commended – Gabriel O’Shaughnessy – Dundalk Photographic Society – Hair Cut

Highly Commended – Declan Gernon – Dundalk Photographic Society – Laytown Races



Gold – Gold – Gabriel OShaughnessy – Dundalk Photographic Society – Molly

Silver – David Martin – Dundalk Photographic Society – Tranquility

Bronze – Bronze – Brian Hopper – Dundalk Photographic Society – Swan on the River

Highly Commended  – Michael OSullivan – Cork Camera Group – Fallen Angel

Highly Commended – Adrain Parkinson – Drogheda Photographic  Club – Lady with Poppy


All Panels Entered


Full Results



Monochrome Prints

Colour Prints


Tallaght Photographic Society 441 444 885
Navan Camera Club 0 414 414
Kilkenny PS 463 495 958
Palmerstown 431 0 431
Dublin Camera Club 449 470 919
An Oige 402 403 805
Celbridge CC 475 481 956
Offshoot 438 466 904
Clonmel 457 468 925
Enniscorthy CC 440 463 903
Mid-Louth 488 509 997
Limerick 469 456 925
Drogheda 537 529 1066
Shannon CC 417 438 855
Dundalk 535 542 1077
Mullingar CC 439 469 908
Cork CC 501 510 1011
Wexford CC 453 488 941
Satsun 0 381 381
North Kerry 427 480 907
Malahide 494 488 982
Dungarvan 445 464 909
Mayo 425 0 425
Midlands 432 464 896
Mallow CC 514 507 1021
Blarney 439 431 870
Galway 479 472 951
Clondalkin 477 505 982
South Kildare 408 462 870

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  1. Fergal O'Callaghan says

    I really enjoyed the club competition. People at it were very helpful and friendly. There were some fantastic images on display. Personally I enjoyed the Limerick Panels very much. Both black and white and colour contained some lovely images. Portraits seemed to feature very strongly in the winners. They weren’t as memorable for me as some other outstanding and creative images.

  2. Marie Phelan says

    Thanks a lot for making all the panels available and so quickly. It is a real pleasure to be able to look at all the panels again.

  3. Darragh Sherwin says

    Brian, thank you but it was a collective effort of Deirdre Gaffney, Trudy Stafford, Sarah Nix, Mark Sedgewick and myself that lead to a very successfully run National Club Finals, Darragh

  4. Hugh Rooney says

    Having been involved in club photography since the very early days, it is sad to see that club competitions seem to be totally dominated by portraits nowadays – where has the creativity and willingness to try something different gone. Quite ridiculous to see entire panels of portraits entered – are we just glorified professional photographers now.

  5. Adrian Parkinson says

    The judging of the distinctions was at a very high standard, congratulations to the judges on a job well done .

  6. says

    Very well done to winners but I think it’s time we saw some other clubs taking the title. It’s getting sort of boring, Dundalk, Drogheda, Dundalk, Drogheda, Dundalk……….

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