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Athlete Of The Month May

Published On: 12 Jul 2018

Alannah Neff, Carrigaline Community School & Leevale AC is Cork City Sports athlete of the month for May . At the both the South Munster and Munster schools track and field championships Alannah recorded outstanding doubles in the Senior Girls 1500m flat and 1500m steeplechase races. She later went on to take victory at the Irish Schools 1500m steeplechase  in what was regarded as the most exciting race of the championships in Tullamore.

Alannah is in the start  line-up for a highly competitive Junior Women’s 1500m at the 67th Cork City Sports on the 16th July.

L to R., Frank Walley CCS, Ken Nason Coach, Tony O’Connell CCS, Eoghan Dinan, Deputy Editor Evening Echo, Alannah Neff, Carrigaline Community School Athele of the Month, Mary O’Brien, The River Lee, Ken Perrott 96FM, joe Hartnett CCS and Terry O’Rourke CCS. Picture, Martin Collins.

Athlete Of The Month – April

Published On: 21 Jun 2018

Conor Morey, Leevale AC, is the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for April 2017. Conor is an up and coming sprinter coached by Derek Coffey. Competing at the Munster Junior T&F Championships in Waterford on April 22nd, Conor had a clean sweep winning the 100m in 11.18 seconds  and 200m in 22.48 seconds.

Earlier in the month on April 7th, Conor anchored the Leevale boys under 18 and boys under 19  4x200m relay teams to victory in the Athletics Ireland indoor relay championships.

Conor has also been selected as one of the 23 athletes to represent Ireland at the European U18 Championships in Gyor, Hungary (July 5-8). 

 

Athlete Of The Month – March

Published On: 17 Apr 2018

Michelle Kenny Leevale AC, is the Cork City Sports Athlete Of The Month for March. Michelle finished 7th at the European Masters Cross Country in Madrid, leading the Irish W35 team to silver.

Michelle was presented the award at a ceremony in the River Lee Hotel. 

This has been a great season for Michelle, she was a member of the Irish team that won the British & Irish Masters Cross Country, she took silver at the Irish Masters Championships after loosing shoe in the early stages of the race, she competed with the Leevale women’s team at the European Clubs Cross Country Cup in Mira, Portugal and she won a phenomenal 5 Gold & 1 Silver medal at Munster Road Championships. Topping all of this off with a European masters cross country medal.  She is the deserved winner of the Cork City Sports Athlete of the month award for March 2018

The awards are sponsored by Cork’s 96FM, Evening Echo& The River Lee

 

 

Athlete Of The Month Award – February

Published On: 17 Apr 2018

The Cork City Sports Athelte Of The month for February is Ciara Hickey of Blarney/Inniscarra AC. Ciara was pesented the award at a ceremony in  the River Lee Hotel

In February Ciara finished 2nd in the pole vault at the Senior Indoor Championships with a PB of 3.40m. The following week Ciara set a new championship best of 3.30m when she won the girls under 19 pole vault at the juvenile Munster Indoor Championships. Ciara is coached by Eamon Flannagan.

The awards are sponsored by; The River Lee, Evening Echo & Cork’s 96FM

 

Athlete Of The Year 2017

Published On: 8 Mar 2018

The annual Cork City Sports Athlete Of The Year Award was held today in the River Lee Hotel. The athlete of the year is selected from the 12 monthly winners of 2017. 

The  winner of the 2017 Athlete Of The Year Award is Jill Hodgins (Leevale AC). On the 4th of June, Jill was a popular and clear winner of the women’s section of the  Cork City Marathon in a time of 2hrs 48mins 17secs.

The Corks City Sports awards are co-sponsored by, The River Lee, The Evening Echo and Corks 96FM.C103 Cork. 

 

Phil Healy Voted European Athletics Athlete Of The Month

Published On: 6 Feb 2018

Phil Healy dominated the voting to become the European Athlete of the Month for January, 2018.
 
Phil is only the second Irish female athlete to be the recipient of such a coveted award. The other Irish athlete being Fionnuala Britton-McCormack for her cross-country achievements.
 
Phil now joins such other elite athletes as Jessica Ennis-Hill (Olympic & World Champion in Heptathlon), Blanka Vlasic (World Champion in High Jump), Dafne Schippers (World Champion in 200 meters) and Yelena Isinbayeva (Olympic & World Champion in the Pole Vault).
 
A week after winning the Indoor 400 meters in Vienna with a life time best of 52.08 seconds, Phil beat Natasha Hastings, a double Olympic Gold Medallist,  in Karlsruhe.
 

Athlete Of The Month – December

Published On: 21 Jan 2018

Fearghal Curtin of Youghal AC is the Cork City Sports Cork Athlete
for the Month of December. Fearghal was selected as a result of his outstanding performance at the European Junior Cross Country Championships in Slovakia, where he led the Irish junior men’s team home finishing in a creditable 22nd position.

The award was accepted on Fearghal’s behalf by his father Noel as he is currently attending Charleston Southern University in the US on an athletics scholarship. 

The Cork City Sports Athlete Of the Month Award is sponsored by the Evening Echo, Cork’s 96FM & C103 and River Lee Hotel. 

Noel Curtin accepting the Cork City Sports Award on behalf of Fearghal Curtin, from Donal Murnane PRO CCCS.

Athlete Of The Month – November

Published On: 11 Jan 2018

The Leevale women’s team of Michelle Finn, Lizzie Lee, Claire Gibbons McCarthy, Sinead O’Connor and Carol Finn are Cork City Sports Athletes Of The Month for November. They received the award for their outstanding performance in winning the national senior cross country title for the second time in the history of the club. 

The team have now qualified to compete at the European Club’s Cross Country Championships which will be held in Mira, Portugal on February 4th. 

The award was presented at a ceremony in the River Lee Hotel. Also in attendance were the Lord Mayor for Cork City, Councillor Tony Fitzgerald and sponsors Cork’s 96FM/C103 and the Evening Echo. 

 

(back row) Tony O’Connell, Terry O’Rourke, both Cork City Sports, Finbar O’Brien, President Lee Vale AC, Frank Walley, Cork City Sports, Elaine Fitzgerald, 96FM, Nicola Cullinane, Irish Examiner and Evening Echo Marketing, Mary O’Brien, River Lee Hotel, Donal Murnane, Cork City Sports, John Calnan, Lee Vale AC, Donie Walsh, Lee Vale AC, (front row) Carol Finn, Lizzie Lee, Women’s National Cross Country squad, Cllr Ian Doyle, Deputy Mayor of County Cork, Lady Mayoress Georgina Fitzgerald, Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, Sinead O’Connor , Claire Goibbons McCarthy, both Women’s National Cross Country squad, at the River Lee Hotel, Cork.
Picture: Jim Coughlan

 

L-R; Donie Walsh (Coach), Carol Finn, Lizzie Lee, Sinead O’Connor, Claire McCarthy Gibbons & Cork City Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald.

Athlete Of The Month – October

Published On: 22 Nov 2017

Laura Nicholson of Bandon A.C. is the Cork City Sports Athlete for the month of October. After a stellar breakthrough season on the track, particularly in the steeplechase event, Laura was a comprehensive winner  of the 6000m Junior Women’s race at the prestigious  Autumn Open Cross-Country Festival held at the National Sports Campus Abbotstown Dublin on October 22nd.

The Cork City Sports Athlete of the month award is sponsored by The Evening Echo, The River Lee, Cork’s 96FM & C103

Seated L to R., Kieran McGeary CEO, Cork 96FM C103, Ruairi O’Connor, General Manager, The River Lee, Deputy County Mayor Cllr. Rachel McCarthy, Laura Nicholson, ( Bandon A.C.) Award Winner, Frank Walley President Cork City Sports, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive, Evening Echo. ( Standing ) l to R., Shay Curtin CCS, Tony O’Connell Chairman CCS, Michael O’Connell, CCS, Terry O’Rourke Secretary CCS and liam O’Brien, Technical Director CCS. Picture, Martin Collons.

Athlete Of The Month – September

Published On: 4 Nov 2017

Charlie O’Donovan of Leevale AC is the Cork City Sports Athlete for the month of September 2017.

On the 16th of September at the European Champion Junior Clubs Cup in Leiria Portugal  Charlie was an impressive winner of the 3000m race in a time of 8:56.41.

The award was presented to Charlie at a ceremony at The River Lee by Lord Mayor Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald and Cork City Sports President, Frank Walley.  

The Cork City Sports athlete of the month award is co-sponsored by Cork’s 96fm & 103FM, The Evening Echo and The River Lee. 

( Seated ) L to R., Tualla Lucey C103, Frank Walley, President CCS, Tony O’Connell Chairman CCS, Charlie O’Donovan, Leevale AC, Award Winner, Lord Mayor Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald, Helena Haliniak, Business Excellence Manager, The River Lee. ( Standing ) L to R., Michael O’Connell CCS, shay Curtin CCS, Donal Murnane, Chairman Leevale AC & PRO CCS, Kieran McGeary CE, Cork 96FM C103, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive Evening Echo, Liam O’Brien, Technical Director CCS, Terry O’Rourke, Secretary CCS and Ken Perrott 96FM. Picture, Martin Collins.

 

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