UCC Sports Star Awards
Monday night saw the 33rd hosting of the Annual Sports Star Awards at the River Lee. A great night was had as the 10 student awardees got to meet and chat about the years challenges and successes. They were able to enjoy the evening with their families and coaches and take a well-earned break from their studies as the summer exams loom large. Eamon Ryan spoke to the gathering about his experiences in all sports and about the value of combing academics with sport & physical activity in terms of personal development.
It was great to see Susan Dwane pick up the Kieran Dowd Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution as athlete and coach to the UCC Karate club over the last 4 decades.
Director of Sport Declan Kidney paid tribute to all athletes and coaches who represented the Skull and Cross Bones with such determination and pride again this year. Declan also took the time to remember some UCC club people who sadly passed away over the last 12 months.
The full list of award winners is as follows:
Adrian O Sullivan – Basketball
Pamela Mackey – Camogie
Brian Begley – Gaelic Football
Marie Ambrose – Ladies Gaelic Football
Lily De la Cour – Kickboxing
Peter Coulter – Hockey
Tadgh De Burca – Hurling
Paul Kiernan – Rugby
Sean O Mahony – Soccer
Chris Mintern – Triathlon
The UCC Mens Hockey Club were out in force to collect their “Team of The Year Award” on the night.
Thanks to Eddie O Hare from our media partners, The Irish Examiner who provided us with some great images of the night.
Thanks also to Bank of Ireland who sponsor these great awards along with The River Lee