The Smedias are over for another year, and we were delighted to have the Irish Mirror sponsor the Sports Writer of the Year award at the National Student Media awards 2018.

The Irish Mirror were a perfect sponsor for this award as they have been supporting the growing reputation of sports journalism in Ireland since it formed in 1997.

Many of the past winners have gone on to write for websites such as, Pundit Arena and

Our winner this year was Mark Boylan from UL. Congratulations to him on this fantastic achievement.

With the Irish Daily Mirror being one of the leading voices for sports coverage in Ireland and having 2o years experience in sports journalism, It was brilliant to have them sponsor this award and help welcome the next batch of talented sports reporters to the media industry.