The Leevale women’s team of Michelle Finn, Lizzie Lee, Claire Gibbons McCarthy, Sinead O’Connor and Carol Finn are Cork City Sports Athletes Of The Month for November. They received the award for their outstanding performance in winning the national senior cross country title for the second time in the history of the club.
The team have now qualified to compete at the European Club’s Cross Country Championships which will be held in Mira, Portugal on February 4th.
The award was presented at a ceremony in the River Lee Hotel. Also in attendance were the Lord Mayor for Cork City, Councillor Tony Fitzgerald and sponsors Cork’s 96FM/C103 and the Evening Echo.
(back row) Tony O’Connell, Terry O’Rourke, both Cork City Sports, Finbar O’Brien, President Lee Vale AC, Frank Walley, Cork City Sports, Elaine Fitzgerald, 96FM, Nicola Cullinane, Irish Examiner and Evening Echo Marketing, Mary O’Brien, River Lee Hotel, Donal Murnane, Cork City Sports, John Calnan, Lee Vale AC, Donie Walsh, Lee Vale AC, (front row) Carol Finn, Lizzie Lee, Women’s National Cross Country squad, Cllr Ian Doyle, Deputy Mayor of County Cork, Lady Mayoress Georgina Fitzgerald, Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, Sinead O’Connor , Claire Goibbons McCarthy, both Women’s National Cross Country squad, at the River Lee Hotel, Cork.
Picture: Jim Coughlan
L-R; Donie Walsh (Coach), Carol Finn, Lizzie Lee, Sinead O’Connor, Claire McCarthy Gibbons & Cork City Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald.