In 2010 Derval O’Rourke added to her medal haul when winning the silver medal in the 100 Hurdles at the European Athletics Championships.
On that evening in Barcelona O’Rourke showed another example of her unyielding competitiveness and fighting spirit to her medal in a new Irish record of 12.65 seconds, when finishing second.
O’Rourke beat off some highly creditable opposition to win the highly prestigious award ahead of the other excellent nominees; European 400m finalist and Irish record holder David Gillick, 200m finalist, Paul Hession, and Ailis McSweeney, the Cork sprinter who set a new Irish women’s 100m record in 2010.
- Athlete of the Year – Derval O’Rourke (Leevale AC)
- Track Athlete of the Year – Derval O’Rourke (Leevale AC)
- Cross Country / Road Athlete of the Year – Mark Kenneally (Clonliffe Harriers AC)
- Race Walker of the Year – Robert Heffernan (Togher AC)
- Field Athlete of the Year – Kelly Proper (Ferrybank AC)
- Coach of the Year – Eamonn Christie (Beechmount AC)
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Dan Kennedy
- Club of the Year – St Abban’s AC
- Official of the Year – Tommy Hayward (Donore Harriers AC)
- Master Athlete of the Year – Pat Timmons (Raheny Shamrocks AC)
- Junior / Emerging Athlete of the Year – Ciara Mageean (City of Lisburn AC)
- Inspirational Performance of the Year – Ailis McSweeney (Leevale AC)