Interclub Judge #2

The SACC Interclub 2022 is delighted to announce that Gabriel O’Shaughnessy will be joined by UK photographer Kieran Metcalfe in the judging of the competition. Kieran is an award winning photographer primarily in the landscape, nature and architecture genres and is also an official Peak District Photography Ambassador, Formatt Hitech Official Ambassador and Nature First Member. Some of Kieran’s awards include shortlisted UK Landscape Photography Awards, Wex, Fotospeed & Amateur Photographer of the Year Commended. Here is what Kieran says about himself – “By day, I’m a 40-something, freelance graphic designer – while being self-employed has many benefits, it inevitably leads to me spending most, if not all, of the day at home – mainly in one room. In the last year or so, I have found that photography provides an excellent remedy for cabin-fever – when work pressures are high, you can’t beat getting out into the fresh air and the stillness of the countryside. Having camera with you certainly focuses your attention on what is around you, rather than the busyness of the day.” It is great to have Kieran on-board for this years SACC Interclub.

Interclub – Judges #1

Gabriel O’Shaughnessy MFIAP, FIPF, FRPS, EFIAP/b

We are delighted to announce that Gabriel O’Shaughnessy along with Kieran Metcalfe will Judge the 2022 SACC Interclub. No stranger to SACC Clubs Gabriel enjoys and is hugely successful in many genres and aspects of photography.  In each photograph his challenge is the same – he portrays a mood or feeling that goes beyond the image itself and connects with the viewer.

In 2011 Gabriel was awarded the MFIAP distinction after being nominated to apply by the Irish Photographic Federation. Gabriel has over 200 awards for photography.    Due to his success in FIAP and PSA competitions, he has been honoured to judge and speak at major international salons such as the SAUD AL-THANI AWARD for photography and the TRIERENBURG SUPER CIRCUIT and also many of the UK and Ireland’s top salons. It’s no secret we have tried to get him in the past, we are lucky to have got timings right this year to have him as a judge for 2022.


Hi Everyone, This year we are delighted to announce the expansion of the SACC Committee. It is no longer solely based on the one Club in Blarney but has the following new members from Clubs right across our area. The New Members are:

1.  Suzanne Beehan – Kilkenny Photographic Society.

2.  Kieran Cogan – Mallow Camera Club.

3.  Rosanne Donovan – East Cork Camera Club.

4.  Ann Francis – Cork Camera Group.

5.. Denis Ryan – Limerick Camera Club.

The new members have joined the committee and I am sure they will each make a valuable contribution to our endeavours on behalf of club photography in the Region. Details of the exciting forthcoming Inter-Club Competitions for the SACC Inter-Club Cup and SACC Inter-Club Shield will be posted soon. These competitions cater for both Large and Small Clubs and are an ideal way to generate some activity in each club, particularly in the current circumstances. Everyone is catered for and being “On-Line” it is within reach of every club. Please make every effort to get your club involved this year. Full details of these will be available to download from the Competition Page soon.