The 2021 Press Photographer of the Year, James Crombie joined OTB AM to share the stories behind some of his most remarkable photographs.
Crombie of the Inpho agency's portfolio was described by judges as “a marriage of superb features work, creative portrait work and solid sports photography”.
Below is a selection of some of the Tullamore-native's best sport-related photography:
Sexton vs ROG
Heineken Cup Semi-Final 2/5/2009. Leinster vs Munster. Leinster's Gordon D'Arcy celebrates his try with Shane Horgan and Luke Fitzgerald as Jonathan Sexton and Ronan O'Gara exchange words. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Trainer Ken Condon
Horse Racing Feature, The Curragh, Kildare1/9/2020. Trainer Ken Condon. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie.
Connacht in Russia
European Rugby Challenge Cup Round 1, Krasnoyarsk, Russia 14/11/2015.Enisei-STM vs Connacht Connacht's Finlay Bealham, Bundee Aki, Shane Delahunt, Ian Porter, John Muldoon, Denis Buckley and Aly Muldowney look on in the closing stages. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie.
Super moon at Croghan Hill
Super Moon Above Ireland, Croghan Hill, Co. Offaly 7/4/2020. A view of the super moon near Croghan Hill, Co. Offaly. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie.
NatWest 6 Nations Championship Round 1, Stade de France, Paris, France 3/2/2018. France vs Ireland. Ireland's Johnny Sexton kicks the winning drop goal. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Fog at Croke Park
GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Co. Dublin 6/12/2020. Mayo vs Tipperary, Fog during the first half. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Usain Bolt at Rio 2016
Rio 2016 Olympic Previews Day 1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14/8/2016. Athletics - Men's 100m Final. Jamaica's Usain Bolt on his way to winning the 100m Final. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Ireland fans under the Eiffel Tower
Inpho Photo Packages - Republic of Ireland Soccer Fans Through The Years 15/4/2020.Republic of Ireland Fans In France Ahead Of UEFA EURO 2016, Paris, France 12/6/2016
The fanzone at the Eiffel Tower. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
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