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Retelling of Anne O'Brien's incredible story takes inaugural 20x20 award

Eoin O’Callaghan’s piece on The42 has been recognised with a new prize aimed at rewarding coverage of women in sport.

Niall Kelly, deputy editor of The42, accepting the inaugural Investec 20x20 Media Award on behalf of Eoin O'Callaghan, with judging panel chair, Anna Kessel and Michael Cullen, Investec CEO.
Niall Kelly, deputy editor of The42, accepting the inaugural Investec 20x20 Media Award on behalf of Eoin O'Callaghan, with judging panel chair, Anna Kessel and Michael Cullen, Investec CEO.
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THE42′S EOIN O’CALLAGHAN has won the inaugural Investec 20×20 Media Award for his piece on Anne O’Brien.

The Dublin-born footballer enjoyed a hugely successful career on the continent in the 1970s and ’80s. Her death in 2016 made headlines in Italy, France, Sweden and elsewhere as she was remembered for her many achievements on the pitch.

The new prize, part of the 20×20 campaign, has been established to recognise ‘excellence in Irish journalism focused on women in sport’.

“Anne O’Brien was dubbed ‘the greatest footballer you’ve never heard of’,” says Anna Kessel, judging panel chair.

“Eoin’s retelling of her story for 21st century readers seeks to redress that injustice, at the same time beautifully encapsulating why this women’s sports media prize is so vital – providing a platform to women’s sport stories that would otherwise be missed.”

Read Eoin’s piece on Anne O’Brien here> 

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