1. Galway.com - Ironman 70.3

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    This is a piece I filmed and edited for Galway.com that made 11,000 hits in its first week. Below is the article I wrote about the event which made it onto www.ironman.com (Link: http://bit.ly/tp31cF) A 7am start would definitely be considered early by most people's standard but rising before the sun even has time to shine, to begin a 70.3 mile endurance race otherwise called Ironman, might just be called crazy! For some 2000 individual athletes and another 100 relay teams from 42 countries that was just the case on a wet and cold morning last Sunday the 4th of September. The morning was considerably bitter and with choppy ocean conditions getting worst, the event organisers were forced to reduce the length of the swim for the athletes safety. It wasn't long though before the pro category said goodbye to ladies beach where a large crowd had gathered to watch this unique first time event and found themselves tested by Irish sea conditions for the first time. They were quickly followed by the other age groups and to no surprise they all arrived safely at Palmers Rock Strand beach. From what looked like small specks in the ocean from the shore, emerged strong determined athletes who were now well on there way in what was to become a roughly 4 to 7 hour ordeal for most athletes. The rest of their day would be filled with a 90km cycle to Maam cross and back again with just less than a 400m climb, followed by a gruelling 13.1 mile run course which took athletes in to Galway city and gave them a chance to visit the famous Spanish arch. The Athletes who made it to the finish line were greeted by Mike Reilly and Joanne Murphy who were the official commentators for the event. Mike from San Diego California is considered to be the voice of Ironman, having announced at over 1000 endurance events world wide and a triathlon athlete himself, he has a great knowledge of the events history and what it takes to compete at this level. Joanne who is originally from Cork, has lived in Galway since 2004 and since joining the Galway triathlon club in 2009 has taken part in numerous sprint and Olympic triathlons, Edinburgh and Connemara half marathons and Gaelforce west. Joanne was set to take part in Ironman Galway, which also would have been her first half Ironman until injury forced her to withdraw from this years event. Joanne is also very involved with charity and with her gift for the gab and Mikes charism they helped keep the crowds cheering while the athletes arrived at the finish line over several hours. The first person to cross the finish line back in Salthill was Swiss professional Mike Aigroz, who finished in a time of 3 hours, 50 minutes and 12 seconds, while Irishman Owen Cummins was third in the event with a time of 4 hours, 1 minute and 26 seconds. Some more familiar faces to cross the line included Gráinne Seoighe, Kathryn Thomas, Ray Darcy and Keith Duffy from Boyzone who along with another 100 athletes completed the Ironman to raise funds for Irish Autism Action. After receiving their finishers t-shirts and long awaited Ironman 70.3 medal, Roy Brennan and the fine people from ARTC or Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Certified were on hand to give athletes a well need rub down. Food and drinks were also supplied for all the athletes to help them recover from the long day. The party continued that night in the Galway Bay hotel where the awards ceremony took place and entertainment was provided by serveral acts which included "Trad on the prom" and Gerard Fahy who was the musical director for Lord of the Dance. The event was a huge success for Galway and for Ironman, with it being one of the quickest sell out first time events for Ironman. Mike Reilly noted also that the organisation of the event was particularly impressive on E&R Events part seeing as it was the first time Ironman had been to Ireland and that he was convinced that the event was here to stay. Eamonn McManus Check out galway.com for some photos from the event! Music by: Muse - Uprising Foo Fighters - Best of you

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    • The Original Rudeboys speak to Galway.com

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      Galway.com speak to The Original Rudeboys before their gig in The Bentley, Galway 26th April 2013. Cathal Savage from Galway.com got to speak with Rob, Neddy & Walshy before their Galway performance.

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      • Galway.com - Christmas Market

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        Galway Christmas Market Last Sunday the Galway Continental market closed up its stalls after another year. The market first opened in 2010 and returned this year to Eyre square, with a wide variety of stalls including corn dogs, pretzels, mulled wine, hats and gloves just to mention a few. The buzz down the square was great and between the traders and customers there was a real sense of Christmas, with lights and smells akin to our very own North Pole! I must say I really enjoyed my trip around the Market meeting some of the different traders, some had travelled very far to take part and others were local business using the opportunity to showcase to many Galwayians and others from around the country who had travelled to see the market. I'm looking forward to seeing what the guys have planned for 2012 Film and Edit: Eamonn McManus Audio: Connor Jensen Music Composition: Phil Coleman

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        • Galway.com - Arts Festival 2011 Street Performers (Full Version)

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          • Galway.com - A day at the Races

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            I had never been to the galway races myself until this year when I got the chance to make a short video to sum up the unique experience that the galway races offer. The course at ballybrit is very quiet early in the morning asthe setup begins and quickly the mood is lifted with the arrival of thousands of women looking to take the prize of best dressed. Photographers and tv crews run around to try and predict who will take the title but it was not until 3.30 that we found out that Suzanne McGarry would be this years winner. We also got a quick interview from Glenda Gilson who filled us in about the fashion of the day with what was in and what she also thought of galway. All in all the shoot was a great experience and I had help from Cian Ó Srutháin which made the logistics of the day much easier. At the end of the day we headed into shop street and other areas of Galway city to see the famous crowds gathered on the streets for ladies day celebrations and the craic was mighty!

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            • Galway.com - A Day at the Galway Races

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              • Galway.com at the PTC 2013

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                Chris from Galway.com speaks to Ding Junhui & Neil Robertson at Galway's PTC 2013. The Snooker PTC which was eventually won by Ding Junhui against Robertson in the Final. This was galway.com speaking to them after their quarter-final matches on the Saturday.

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                • Galway.com - Absolut Artklash

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                  This is the another video I filmed and edited for Galway.com, This event was run by "The small Print" in the Roisin Dubh and featured street wars, reep one and DJ Flip. Secret wars is a 90 minute art battle where two or more teams battle to draw the best illustration "black on white". Reep one is an amazing Beat box artist with incredible talent and was on fire with De le Sol in the house. DJ Flip also showcased his amazing scratching talent and brought the house down with his great remixes! SECRET WARS - LIVE ILLUSTRATION BATTLE Ireland: Mick Minogue / danleo / Frizz VS Scotland: Colin Davidson / Sam Bates / Daniel Devine I think this is the first time I've managed to get the best from all my lens, which was made easy by all that was happening on the night. Hopefully the street wars gang will be back in town soon //GEAR USED// Canon 7D 24-70mm L 50mm EF 11-16mm Tokina Monopod Glidecam HD4000 Rode Blimp Rode NTG-2

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                  • Galway.com - Arts Festival 2011 Street Performers

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                    • Galway.com - Macnas Parade 2011

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                      This is a video I shot for Galway.com a new website that will serve to promote all the events, places and people of Galway. The Macnas parade titled "THIS FIERCE BEAUTY" took to the streets of galway sunday 17th of July. The parade was full of sound and action with this years theme being invention. The costumes, colour, lights and music all contributed to a very well received performance by Macnas and only left the crowds of happy viewers wondering how will they top it in 2012 It was a pleasure to be able to shoot such an event. I even managed to get onto the street with the glidecam HD4000 and it only being the second time I've used it on a project I was very happy with the results //GEAR USED// Canon 7D 24-70mm L 11-16mm Tokina Manfrotto Monopod Glidecam HD4000 Rode Blimp with NTG-2

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