National Athletics Awards 2021


On behalf of Athletics Ireland and the Awards Committee, we are proud to announce the 2021 Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards will take place virtually on February 4th and 5th 2022 from 7pm.

Hosted by Greg Allen the awards will hear from Minister for Sport and the Gaeltacht Jack Chambers, Athletics Ireland CEO Hamish Adams and President of Athletics Ireland John Cronin. 

The Awards will be streamed via the Athletics Ireland YouTube Channel, please see here for the link: National Athletics Awards 2022

This year’s awards include: 

  • U20 Irish Athlete of The Year 
  • U23 Irish Athlete of The Year
  • Endurance Athlete of The Year
  • Track & Field Athlete of The Year
  • Mountain Runner of The Year
  • Ultra-Runner of The Year
  • Team of the Year 
  • Inspirational Performance on Irish Soil
  • Master Athlete of the Year 
  • Overall Athlete of The Year
  • Official of the Year
  • Lifetime Services Award
  • Special Recognition Award
  • Services to Coaching Award
  • Development Club of the Year 
  • Performance Club of the Year 
  • European Athletics Coaching Award Nominees 

Hamish Adams, Athletics Ireland CEO

The National Athletics Awards play an important role in thanking the people within the Athletics Community for their outstanding achievements and contributions to our sport.  We should all be immensely proud of all the achievements athletics has made in 2021. It has been a difficult but exciting year for Irish Athletics. 2022 offers our athletes more competitive opportunities, our coaches, and officials more development opportunities and as an organisation we are continuing our hard work in bringing our strategic plan to fruition.” 

John Cronin, Athletics Ireland President

On behalf of the Board of Athletics Ireland, I would like to extend sincerest thanks to each member of the athletics community, our Athletes, Coaches, Clubs, Educational Institutes, Officials, Volunteers and Staff.  You each play an integral role in achieving the success we celebrate on nights such as the National Athletics Awards.

 Liz Rowen, Marketing Director at Irish Life Health

Irish Life Health and Athletics Ireland have a shared vision of inspiring the nation to be active and healthy and our long-standing partnership has been really successful.  The National Athletic Awards are fantastic opportunity to support and honour our Irish Athletes on their achievements throughout 2021 despite challenges facing them.  I’d like to congratulate each of the Award winners and their families, the coaches, officials and volunteers on their achievements and wish you continued success in 2022.”

Athletics Ireland would like to thank everyone within the athletics community who has done so much to support and promote our sport this year. A special mention must go to all of our volunteers, coaches, athletes, and officials who have shown true resilience in meeting the challenges of COVID-19 head on. 

We look forward to celebrating with you the achievements within Irish Athletics.  

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