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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 – 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.


Athlete Of the Month – August

Published On: 25 Sep 2017

Rob Heffernan is the Cork City Sports Athlete Of The Month for August 2017. Robert receives the award after displaying his consistency at the pinnacle of race walking over a long and distinguished career, by again matching strides with the worlds elite when he placed 8th in the 50km walk at the IAAF World Championships in London.

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


L to R., Darren Johnston, Deputy County Mayor Cllr. Marcia Dalton, Frank Walley, President CCS, Helena Haliniak, Business Manager, The River Lee, Tony O’Connell, Chairman CCS, Robert Heffernan, Eoghan Dinan, Evening Echo/Irish Examiner, Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Terry Shannon, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive, Evening Echo, Liam O’Reilly Coach and Bill Allen, Chairman Cork County Board, Athletics Ireland. Picture, Martin Collins.




Athlete Of The Month Award – July

Published On: 22 Sep 2017

Claire McCarthy (Leevale AC) receives the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month Award for her outstanding performance in winning the Swansea Half Marathon in a personal best time of 1hr 14mins 35secs. Claire subsequently competed with distinction at the World Marathon championship in London finishing in 33rd position.


Athlete Of The Month – June

Published On: 22 Sep 2017

The Cork City Sports athlete of the month award went to Jill Hodgins.  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.


Athlete Of The Month – May

Published On: 12 Jul 2017

 The Cork City Sports Athlete for the Month for May is Stephanie Cotter. During the month of May Stephanie Cotter (Coachford College and West Muskerry AC) dominated the traditional end of school year track and field championships in both the Senior Girls 800m and 1500m events. Stephanie achieved a double victory at the Munster Schools Championships on the  20th May at the CIT track. She later went on to win gold at Irish 1500m on the first weekend of June at Tullamore. Additionally Stephanie has a famous victory in the 800m women’s race at the renowned Leevale Open Sports on the 6th May.


L to R., Cork County Mayor, Cllr Ian Doyle, Frank Walley President CCS, Mary O’Brien, The River lee Hotel, Lord Mayor, Tony O’Connell Chairman CCS, Stephanie Cotter, Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald, Kieran McGeary, CEO, Cork 96FM C103 and Maurice Gubbins, Editor, Evening Echo. Picture, Martin Collins.

Athlete Of The Month – April

Published On: 6 Jun 2017

The Cork City Sports athlete for the month of April is Shane Howard (Bandon AC and University of Limerick). At the Irish inter-varsity track and field championships held at the Cork IT track on the 8th April Shane won the long jump with an impressive effort of 7.31m.

Shane is hoping to get selection to represent Ireland at the European Junior & U23 Championships why will be held in Grosseto, Italy, 20 – 23 July. 

The Cork City Sports Athlete Of the Month Award is sponsored by The River Lee, The Evening Echo, Cork’s 96FM/C103FM and LeisureWorld. 


Athlete Of The Month – March

Published On: 5 May 2017

The Cork City Sports Athlete for the month of March is Emma Coffey of Carraig-na-bhFear AC.

At the Irish juvenile indoor track and field championships Emma vaulted a height of 3.25m to win the Girls Under 17 pole vault competition. This was the culmination of a very impressive indoor season for Emma at her specialist event. Emma is the first pole vaulter  to receive an athlete of the month award.

CCS Chairman stated ‘we are delighted to have a pole vaulter win the athlete of the month award, this demonstrates the strength and depth in all athletics disciplines in Cork athletics. We wish Emma every success and we are sure that she will go on to great heights.’



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