Bill Allen, Laura Hayes, Dan McCarthy, Meghan Carr, Sara Barry and Aoife Cooke
Kathleen O’Brien receiving her Achievement Award from East Cork Chairman Martin Drake
Last Friday 19th February 3 of our Juvenile Athletes were presented with an Annual Achievement Award in recognition of their All Ireland Achievements during 2015. The Cermony took place in the Midleton Park Hotel. Those receiving awards were as follows:
Laura not only represents Cork on the GAA pitch but also has many achievements as an athlete representing her club St. Catherine’s and her county. Laura’s debut cross country outing in 2015 was Day 1 of the East Cork X Country hosted by St. Catherines where Laura finished in 2ND place. This was just a warm up for her as she came home in first position in the girls u16 County‘s in Carraig na Bhfear and 2nd at the Munster’s in WIT.
Laura completed her 2015 X Country season with impressive runs at both even and uneven age GloHealth X Country Championships.
Meghan is no stranger to awards and has been on the podium for both her T&F and X Country achievements in 2015. Gold in county 80m sprint, long jump and 600m middle distance. Meghan won a bronze medal in the 600m at the Munster T&F.
Meghan’s natural ability and determination is always evident at the various X Country events. 2nd in girls U14 on day one of the East Cork X Country, 2nd at the U14 county’s, 2nd place at a windswept munsters in WIT in which she was first cork girl home on the day.
Meghan came home in 6th place overall in Santry and 4th in Dungarvan thus completing a double gold for Cork and Munster.
Sara was a member of St. Catherine’s very successful U16 team in 2015. Together with her team mates St. Catherine’s won county gold, Munster silver and were the sole club from Cork at the GloHealth X Country Championships in Santry at U16 level. Sara was 5th cork girl home at Santry , enabling Cork to win bronze.