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Athlete Of The Month – December

Published On: 15 Jan 2019

Togher AC novice men’s cross country team are Cork City Sports Athletes of the Month for December 2018. The Togher team won a fiercely contested Athletics Ireland National Novice Cross-Country Inter-Club Title, in Navan, Co Meath, on Saturday 16th December 2018. The team members were Evan Byrne, Ruairi Casey, Gavin Sweeney, Ian Tivy and Craig Harrington. 

The award was presented to the Togher team at a function in The River Lee (sponsor). Also in attendance were Cork City Sports sponsors, The Evening Echo & Cork’s 96FM. 

The December award wraps up a great year of athletic performances by Cork Athletes, we now look forward to the Athlete Of The year award which will be held shortly. 

Seated are team members Gavin Sweeney, Ruairi Casey, Ian Tivy and Craig Harrington, L to R., (Standing)Ken Perrott, 96FM Michael O’Connell CCS, Terry O’Rourke , Secretary CCS, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive Evening Echo, Tony O’Connell, Chairman CCS, Isabel Keane, Event & promotions Cork 96FM C103, Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Thomas Moloney, Claire Myler, Sales Manager, The River Lee Hotel, Deputy County Mayor Cllr Derry Canty, Frank Walley, President CCS and Liam O’Brien Technical Director CCS. Picture. M.Collins.

Athlete Of The Month – November

Published On: 15 Jan 2019

Darragh McElhinney, Bantry AC, is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month award for November 2018. On the 25th November Darragh was a comprehensive winner of the National Junior (Under 20) cross country championship held at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown. Darragh followed up on this run with a very creditable 16th place at the European championships in The Netherlands.

The award was presented to Darragh at a function in the River Lee Hotel, Cork, on Monday December 17th 2018

Athlete Of The Month – October

Published On: 29 Nov 2018

Leevale AC’s Lizzie Lee is the Cork City Sports Athlete Of The Month for October. Lizzie was presented the award at the ceremony at a hosted lunch today in The River Lee. 

At the SSE Airtricity Dublin marathon Lizzie Lee mixed it with the elite internationals, finishing an outright third, her time of 2:35:03 was one of the fastest times by an Irish woman on Irish soil, this also won her first Irish national title.

Lizzie also led Leevale women to the team title in a new Irish record of 8:25 for the national marathon, beating the previous record by two minutes.’

The is 4th time Lizzie has received an Athlete Of The Month award from Cork City Sports. 

The award is co-sponsored by The Evening Echo, The River Lee, Cork’s 96FM & LeisureWorld. 

L to R., Joe Hartmett, Meeting Director CCS, Tony O’Connell, Chairman CCS, Donie Walsh, Coach, Leevale A.C. Back Row L to R., Donal Murnane, Chairman Leevale AC and PRO, CCS, Frank Walley, President CCS, Kieran McGeary CEO, Cork 96FM C103, Ruairi O’Connor GM, The River Lee Hotel, Terry O’Rourke, Secretary CCS, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive Evening Echo, Liam O’Brien, Technical Director CCS and John Callanan, Vice President Leevale A.C.. Picture, M. Collins.

 

 

Athlete Of The Month – September

Published On: 11 Nov 2018

The recipients of the Cork City Sports Athlete Of The Month Award for September are Leevale AC’s junior men’s 4x100m relay team.  For the 3rd year in succession, Leevale junior men travelled to Portugal to compete at the European Junior Clubs Cup. In the 4x100m relay the team of  Ryan O’Leary,  Wymin Sivakumar, Colin Doyle and Conor Morey, put in an exceptional performance to win the race  in a time of 42.31, setting a new national U18 4x100m record in the process. Earlier in the day Colin Doyle finished 2nd in the 200m, while Conor Morey finished 2nd in the 100m. The relay team is part of the Leevale sprint group, coached by Derek Coffee. 

The Cork City Sports Athlete Of The Month Award is sponsored by Cork’s 96FM, The Evening Echo and The River Lee. 

L to R front, Eoghan Dinan, Deputy Editor, Evening Echo, Mary O’Brien, Sales Manager The River Lee, Leevale Team Ryan O Leary, Colin Doyle, Derek Coffee (coach), Wymin Sivakumar, Conor Morey and Isobel Keane, Head of Sponsorship Promotions and Events, Cork 96FM c103, L to R Standing, Ken Perrott 96FM Shay Curtin CCS, Joe Hartnett CCS,Liam O’Brien CCS, Tony O’Connell Chairman CCS, Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Stephen Cunningham, frank Walley President CCS, Terry O’Rourke Secretary CCS, Finbarr O’Brien President, Leevale AC and John Calanan, Vice President Leevale AC and Eva Morris, C103. Picture, Martin Collins.

Athlete Of The Month – August

Published On: 2 Oct 2018

Brian Lynch, Old Abbey AC,  is the winner of the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for August. Brian won the silver medal in the 400m hurdles at the Celtic Games International competition held in Grangemouth Stadium Scotland on the 4th August. This was the culmination of a great season for Brian who excelled in decathlon competitions throughout the summer months.  He represented Ireland with distinction in this event at the European Under 18 Championship held in Hungary earlier in July.

The Cork City Sports Athlete Of The Month Award is sponsored by Cork’s 96FM, The Evening Echo and The River Lee.

 

 

L to R., Tony O’Connell Chairman CCS, Eoghan Dinan, Evening Echo, Claire Myler, Sales Manager,The River Lee Kieran McGaery CEO, Cork 96FM C103, Isobel Keane, Events and Marketing Promotions Cork 96FM C103, Brian Lynch (Old Abbey AC) Award Winner, Lord Mayor Cllr. Mick Finn, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive, Evening ECho and Frank Walley president CCS. Picture, Martin Collins.

Athlete Of The Month- July

Published On: 21 Aug 2018

Michelle Finn (Leevale AC) is the Cork City Sports Athlete for the Month of July. At the national senior track and field championships in Santry Michelle won the 3000m steeplechase in a championship best time of 9:46.19. This time also secured Michelles’s place on the Irish team for the European championships in Berlin.

The ceremony was held at the newly refurbished facilities The River Lee Hotel.  The Award is jointly sponsored by The Evening Echo, Cork’s 96FM & C103 and The River Lee

L to R., Michael O’Connell CCS,Terry O’Rourke CCS, Kieran McGeary CEO Cork 96FM C103, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive, Evening Echo, Michelle Finn, Leevale A.C. Athlete of the Month for July, Janice Casey, Events Manager, The River Lee ,John Calanan, Vice President Leevale AC, Frank Walley, President CCS and Tony O’Connell Chairman CCS. Shay Curtin CCS. Picture, Martin Collins.

Athlete Of The Month – June

Published On: 30 Jul 2018

The Cork City Sports Athlete for the Month of June goes to Dean Cronin (Blarney/Inniscarra AC). On the 2nd of June in Nashville Dean ran 1:46.67 in the 800m setting a personal best and also securing a European Championship A qualifying standard for that event. This time also puts him 11th on the Irish All-Time list and he heads the Irish 800m rankings this year. Dean had a stellar breakthrough season this year winning the silver medal in the 800m at both the Indoor and Outdoor NCAA Division 2 American championships.

The Cork City Sorts Athlete Of The Month  award is sponsored by River Hotel, Cork’s 96FM & C103FM and The Evening Echo. 

 

L to R., Liam O’Brien CCS, Shay Curtin CCS, Tony O’Connell CCS, Mary O’Brien, The River Lee Hotel, Elaine Fitzgerald, Cork 96FM, Joe Hartnett CCS and Terry O’Rourke CCS. Picture. M.Collins.

Athlete Of The Month May

Published On: 12 Jul 2018

Alannah Neff, Carrigaline Community School & Leevale AC is Cork City Sports athlete of the month for May . At the both the South Munster and Munster schools track and field championships Alannah recorded outstanding doubles in the Senior Girls 1500m flat and 1500m steeplechase races. She later went on to take victory at the Irish Schools 1500m steeplechase  in what was regarded as the most exciting race of the championships in Tullamore.

Alannah is in the start  line-up for a highly competitive Junior Women’s 1500m at the 67th Cork City Sports on the 16th July.

L to R., Frank Walley CCS, Ken Nason Coach, Tony O’Connell CCS, Eoghan Dinan, Deputy Editor Evening Echo, Alannah Neff, Carrigaline Community School Athele of the Month, Mary O’Brien, The River Lee, Ken Perrott 96FM, joe Hartnett CCS and Terry O’Rourke CCS. Picture, Martin Collins.

Athlete Of The Month – April

Published On: 21 Jun 2018

Conor Morey, Leevale AC, is the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for April 2017. Conor is an up and coming sprinter coached by Derek Coffey. Competing at the Munster Junior T&F Championships in Waterford on April 22nd, Conor had a clean sweep winning the 100m in 11.18 seconds  and 200m in 22.48 seconds.

Earlier in the month on April 7th, Conor anchored the Leevale boys under 18 and boys under 19  4x200m relay teams to victory in the Athletics Ireland indoor relay championships.

Conor has also been selected as one of the 23 athletes to represent Ireland at the European U18 Championships in Gyor, Hungary (July 5-8). 

 

Athlete Of The Month – March

Published On: 17 Apr 2018

Michelle Kenny Leevale AC, is the Cork City Sports Athlete Of The Month for March. Michelle finished 7th at the European Masters Cross Country in Madrid, leading the Irish W35 team to silver.

Michelle was presented the award at a ceremony in the River Lee Hotel. 

This has been a great season for Michelle, she was a member of the Irish team that won the British & Irish Masters Cross Country, she took silver at the Irish Masters Championships after loosing shoe in the early stages of the race, she competed with the Leevale women’s team at the European Clubs Cross Country Cup in Mira, Portugal and she won a phenomenal 5 Gold & 1 Silver medal at Munster Road Championships. Topping all of this off with a European masters cross country medal.  She is the deserved winner of the Cork City Sports Athlete of the month award for March 2018

The awards are sponsored by Cork’s 96FM, Evening Echo& The River Lee

 

 

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