Cahersiveen sports photographer claims national photography award

Stephen McCarthy, Sportsfile, copyright Stephen McCarthy.

A Cahersiveen sports photographer has claimed a national award.

Stephen McCarthy was awarded best Sports Action photograph at the Press Photographers Association of Ireland awards, which were held last night in Dublin.

His image of MMA fighters Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis was shot during their fight in Las Vegas last year.

Mr McCarthy, a Cahersiveen native who currently works as a photographer with Sportsfile, was awarded second prize in the World Press Photo Contest last year.