Derry-based freelance press photographer, Margaret McLaughlin, produced a prize winning performance at the prestigious N-IPPA (Northern Ireland Press Photographers Assocation) awards gala held recently at the Hilton Hotel, Belfast.

The winning entry in the ‘Sports Feature’ category was shot at Celtic Park in January 2013 following Derry’s McKenna Cup game with Antrim.

The photo, ‘Weathering Defeat’, shows the Antrim team huddled in a corner of rainswept Celtic Park. After being 8 points up during the clash, Antrim had to settle for a draw as Derry clawed their way back to level the match 1-13 to 1-13.