John Buckley sports sponsored our awards which were presented at the Oriel House Hotel last night. A great night was had by all and the winners were:
Athlete of the Year – Claire McCarthy. Claire was 2nd in the Irish Inter County Cross Country Championship and represented Ireland in the European Cross Country Championship in Slovenia where she was 2nd Irish lady home.
Performance of the Year – Martina Kiely. Martina’s brilliant cross country season which resulted in individual, club and county gold medals culminated in her silver medal performance at the All Ireland Intermediate Cross Country Championship.
Hall of Fame – John Buckley. John won senior cross country championships and represented Ireland at the highest levels on track, road and cross country. He won gold at the World Masters Championships and is a real legend of the club.
Most improved mle Athlete of the Year – Cathal O Donovan. Cathal has been in top form in the last year wining medals for club and county in Munster and All Ireland Cross Country Championships and being picked to represent Ireland in Duathlon.
Most Improved Female Athlete – Karina Teahan and Valerie Vaughan. Both ladies represented their club fantastically well during the Cross Country Season as the won medals galore at County, Munster and All Ireland level.
Club Person of the Year – Gerry Cronin. Gerry works tirelessly as the club registrar ensuring all members are registered with the AAI and entering all of the club teams in every championship event that is on. A member of the committee he truly is an outstanding clubman.