GloHealth National Athletics Awards
GloHealth National Atheltics Awards
The GloHealth National Athletics Awards on the 25th of November in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry promises to be another engaging afternoon celebrating the many successes of Irish athletics from the past year.
The event crowns the many successes of our leading athletes but also recognizes the work of the core volunteer base and club system which is the bedrock of the association.
Mark English (UCD AC) was named as the Athlete of the Year last year for his bronze medal over 800m at the European championships in Zurich in 2014. The UCD athlete will be in contention once more for his silver medal over 800m at the European Indoors in Prague but will face stiff competition from Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) who won the World University Games 400m hurdles title in South Korea and Robert Heffernan who finished fifth at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.
Frank Murphy of Clonliffe Harriers was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014; Murphy enjoyed multiple International success including winning a silver medal over 1500m at the 1969 European Athletics Championships in Athens. Another one of Ireland’s finest athletes is set to be inducted this year.
While the National Athletics Awards is a celebration of the many successes of our international and national it also commemorates the association’s exceptional volunteer base. Phil Conway was named as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient – the pinnacle volunteer award. Conway played a very significant role in Irish Athletics as an athlete, coach, mentor, statistician, volunteer and organiser.
Other key categories include Club of the Year and Development Club of the Year which were won by Leevale AC and Dunboyne AC respectively.
Nominations for Development Club of the Year are now open and we welcome your application here
To buy tickets for what promises to be an exciting afternoon you can click here. We hope to see you all at the Crowne Plaza on the 25th of November for a celebration of Irish athletics.