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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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Athlete Of The Month – February

Published On: 31 Mar 2017

The Cork City Sports Athlete for the Month of February is Phil Healy (Bandon AC and UCC). Phil received the award for winning the  400m at the National Senior Indoor Championships in a time of 53.49sec  which was inside the qualifying standard for the European Indoor championships. Among many other top class performances in February  Phil won the Intervarsity 200m Indoor title in a very brisk time of  23.55 seconds, setting a varsity record in the process.
The Cork City Sports Athlete Of The Month award is sponsored by The River Lee, The Evening Echo, 96FM & C103FM and Leisureworld.
L to R., Frank Walley, President CCS, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive Evening Echo, Tony O'Connell Chairman CCS, Phil Healy, Bandon AC and UCC (recipient), Deputy County Mayor Cllr joe Harris, Mary O'Brien, The River Lee, Kieran McGeary CE, Cork 96FM C103 and Terry O'Rourke. Picture, M. Collins Europhoto.

L to R., Frank Walley, President CCS, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive Evening Echo, Tony O’Connell Chairman CCS, Phil Healy, Bandon AC and UCC (recipient), Deputy County Mayor Cllr joe Harris, Mary O’Brien, The River Lee, Kieran McGeary CE, Cork 96FM C103 and Terry O’Rourke. Picture, M. Collins Europhoto.

Athlete Of The Month – January

Published On: 16 Mar 2017

Leevale AC Athlete, Alex Wright is the Cork City Sports Athlete Of the Month for January 2017.

On January 28th last, in Bratislava, Alex set a World Leading Time, with a 5m race walk win against a strong International Field. In February, he followed this performance when he won the 5km Race Walk, at the AAI Games, in AIT Indoor Arena in Athlone, in a personal best, and then set a new National Record at the Athletics Ireland National Record of 18:50.70, and, in the process, breaking Rob Heffernan’s previous record of 18:51.46, set in 2008.  Alex has already qualified for both 20k and 50k Race Walks at this year’s World Championships, in London.

Alex thanked the Cork City Sports for the ongoing support and award. He also thanked the sponsors; The River Lee, The Evening Echo, 96FM & C103FM and LeisureWorld.

Chairman Tony O’Connell stated that Cork City Sports were very impressed with Alex’s strong performances this early in the season and wished every him every success in his preparations for the World Championships

L to R., Michael O'Connell CCS, Darren Johnston, Cork 96FM C103, Frank Walley, President CCS, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive, Evening Echo, Tony O'Connell Chairman CCS, Alex Wright, Leevale A.C. (Recipient), Ruairi O'Connor, General Manager, The River Lee, Rory Noonan, Deputy Editor, Evening Echo and Terry O'Rourke, Secretary CCS. Picture. Martin Collins.

L to R., Michael O’Connell CCS, Darren Johnston, Cork 96FM C103, Frank Walley, President CCS, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive, Evening Echo, Tony O’Connell Chairman CCS, Alex Wright, Leevale A.C. (Recipient), Ruairi O’Connor, General Manager, The River Lee, Rory Noonan, Deputy Editor, Evening Echo and Terry O’Rourke, Secretary CCS. Picture. Martin Collins.

Cork City Sports Honour Pat Walsh with Lifetime Achievement Award

Published On: 20 Feb 2017

Pat Walsh (Cork Athletics and Skibbereen AC), was honoured by Cork City Sports at the 2016 Awards Ceremony, for his lifetime contribution to athletics, across a wide spectrum, with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Cork City Sports President, Frank Walley read the citation “Today we honour one of these stalwarts of the sport, who work tiredlessly behind the scenes, unnoticed by many, but who contribute enormously to the development of athletics.

Today we honour Pat Walsh for his twenty six years service to Cork Athletics. We look back, in honour, at Pat’s involvement in athletics”

Frank went on to outline some of Pat’s considerable contribution; Pat first became involved in Schools athletics in the 1970’s, competing in the Munster Colleges 200m. He was a regular competitor at the many local sports meets, held throughout west Cork, during that period. Following this, he ran cross-country for UCC, and became the west Cork Divisional 1500m Champion, beating renowned athletes, such as Sean and Paul Harte. Pat ran six marathons in all, culminating with a lifetime best of 2:56.

Pat became involved in the administration of athletics, initially holding the office of Vice-Chairman of BLE (precursor of Athletics Ireland). In 1987 he was elected Treasurer of the County Board, a position he held until 2016.  (He has stepped only very slightly, currently holding the office of Assistant Treasurer).

Pat has been the main driving force behind the Cork Athletics Mini-Marathon, having first been appointed to the organising committee in 1989.  He was also a prime mover in both the purchase and development of Cork Athletic’s grounds, at Slieveroe, Riverstick, and also, as a member of the CIT Track Management Committee, the development of the spectator stand, administration building and indoor warm-up area at the CIT track.  He is also Chief Judge, in charge of the Finish Line Officials at Cork City International Sports meet.

“Pat is a well deserving recipient of the Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement Award for his huge contribution to athletics over so many years. It now gives me great pleasure to present Pat with this prestigious award.”

L-R, Regina Walsh, Lucy Walsh, Jessie Walsh, Pat Walsh, Marie Walsh & Bill Allen, Chairman Cork Athletics.

L-R, Regina Walsh, Lucy Walsh, Jessie Walsh, Pat Walsh, Marie Walsh & Bill Allen, Chairman Cork Athletics.

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