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eircom Spiders call Best Mobile App 2012; Irish Web Awards make us their Best Web-Only Publication and their Best Sports Site. Aw shucks.
Nov 2nd 2012, 11:42 AM 9,602 43

THEJOURNAL.IE and our sister/brother sports site won a total of three awards at two web awards ceremonies last night. won Best Mobile App at the eircom Spiders awards in Dublin’s Convention Centre and Best Web-Only Publication at the Irish Web Awards just across the river at the Mansion House. was announced Ireland’s Best Sports Site at the Irish Web Awards.

We were, naturally, chuffed:

And so were you:

So thanks for that!

There were reports of some serious celebrations emanating from both sides of the Liffey with MC Des Bishop providing the LOLs at the Spiders. He also told us that he uses app all of the time which had us doing this. Meanwhile, this happened at the Web Awards.

Other winners at the eircom Spider awards included CoderDojo founder and all-round inspiration, 20-year-old James Whelton, who won the Internet Hero award. He had previously won a junior Spider award and his not-for-profit computer coding clubs for children are now establishing branches as far afield as China.

These were the other winners:

Our friends at also took Best Discussion Forum at the Irish Web Awards. These were the rest of the winners on the night:

Meanwhile, we hear that team has gotten itself into another title battle. Keep an eye on their Twitter account over the next while to see how that works itself out…

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