It was a great night of celebration in the Ardboyne Hotel Navan last night at the Meath County Athletics Board awards. It was wonderful for the athletes to receive awards for their achievements last year and it was also nice for their parents, families and coaches to share in the celebrations. Congratulations to all our award winners.
Elizabeth Morland had a great year in 2017 and was awarded Meath Athlete of the year. Along with all her other sporting success throughout th…e year she achieved a National Junior, U23 and Senior Outdoor Heptathlon Record with 5801pts in the European Junior Track & Field Championships in Grosseto, Italy in July 2017. In her acceptance speech on receiving the prestigious award she was very appreciative of the club, her clubmates, all the coaches and especially head coach Phelim Joyce.
Also on the international sporting scene Paul Keogan won an award for his achievements at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, in July 2017.
Our underage athletes James Bellew, Laura Bolster, Amy Callaghan, Mollie White, Aoife-Jane Lenehan and Zoe Mohan who won medals at National Championships in 2017 were presented with plaques.
There was more Cushinstown success in the Track and Field Awards with Laura Bolster and Loclainn Harris winning the award for the U11-13 Track while James Bellew won the award in U11-13 Boys field category. Mollie White won the award for the U14-16 Girls Track while Amy Callaghan won in U14-16 field category. Zoe Mohan won the award in the U17-19 field category.
In the Junior Track Elizabeth Morland won the award while Michael O’Sullivan won the Junior Field award and Donal Kearns won the Senior Track award.
A new award was presented this year and Mollie White was the worthy recipient of the Cathy Daniel Cup as Juvenile Track & Field Athlete of 2017.