Winner of 2004 Dunlavin Short Story competition for "The Smoking Room."
Sunday Miscellany broadcast 26th September 2004 "The Royal visit" -a review of Madonna concert in Slane http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sundaymiscellany/1021176.html
Shortlisted in 2006 Fish International One Page competition for "Take a Knee."http://www.fishpublishing.com/flash-fiction-contest-competition.php
Highly Commended in 2007 Leaf Short Story Competition for "Zucci's"
Winner of 2007 "Ireland's Own" Memories Competition for "Uncle Anthony"
Highly Commended in 2007 Leaf Flash Fiction for "Pop Lockin'"
Winner of 2008 Jonathan Swift Political Satire Competition for "A Perfect Symmetry"http://www.boynewriters.com/swift_satire_2008.html
Winner of 2009 Leinster Leader/SWRDTF Media Competition for "A Nation in Denial."http://www.swrdtf.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=128&Itemid=134
Shortlisted in 2009 Varilux Short Story Competition for "The Announcement." http://emergingwriter.blogspot.com/2009/12/varilux-stort-story-competition-results.html
Nominee in 2009 GlaxoSmithKline Medical Media writing awards for Irish Medical News opinion column.
Highly commended in 2010 Leaf Flash fiction competition for "Heaven in a Cloud."
Shortlisted in 2010 Jonathan Swift Creative writing competition for "The Announcement"
Nominee in 2010 GlaxoSmithKline Medical Media writing awards for Irish Medical News opinion column.