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Awards 2012

In 2012 Rob Heffernan (Togher AC) was named as the Athlete of the Year at the National Athletics Awards in association with Woodie’s DIY and Tipperary Crystal which took on Saturday 17th of November in the Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin 4.

In 2012 his fourth place finish in the 50k Walk at the London Olympic Games was the standout performance by an Irish athlete at major championships. On that occasion the Togher AC athlete carved his way through the field and came up one place short of what would have been a well deserved Olympic medal. In the process Heffernan destroyed his own national record with a time of 3:37.54.

2012 Winners

  • Athlete of the Year Robert Heffernan (Togher AC)
  • Junior Athlete of the Year Mark English (Letterkenny AC)
  • Track and Field Athlete of the Year Fionnuala Britton (Kilcoole AC)
  • Endurance Athlete Award Fionnuala Britton (Kilcoole AC)
  • Master of the Year Ciaran Doherty (Letterkenny AC)
  • Coach of the Year Teresa McDaid (Letterkenny AC)
  • Performance Club of the Year DSD AC
  • Development Club of the Year St. Laurance O’Toole AC
  • Inspirational Performance Award Steven Colvert (Crusaders AC)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Padraig Griffin
  • Outstanding Official Award Joe & Bernie Walsh (Fingallians)
  • AVIVA Tailteann Schools’ Awards
  • Girl: Sarah Lavin Castletroy College
  • Boy: Caimin Dunne Belvedere College
  • Race Walker of the Year Robert Heffernan (Togher AC)
  • Mountain Running Award Brian MacMahon (Clonliffe AC)
  • Special Recognition Awards Jason Smyth & Micheal McKillop
  • Ultra Running Award Ruthann Sheahan (Athenry AC           

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