13th Mar…Club Awards Night

The club held its annual awards ceremony last Sunday night following the Ballycotton 10 mile road race as members caught up on the proceedings of the day. As in previous years, the nominees were selected by the club members and the final award winners were decided by members as well.

The first award category was for Club Athlete of the Year. The membership of the club nominated the following…
Alan O’Brien
Killian O’Connor
Eric Browne
John O’Callaghan
Elaine Guinane
Don Keohane
Noella Carroll
David O’Donovan
Sandra Manning
Adelle O’Connor
Deirdre O’Callaghan
Ciarán Bouse
Vivian Foley
Deirdre Nagle
Simone Rodigari

The second award category was for most improved athlete. The membership of the club nominated the following…
Tim McCarthy
Sandra Manning
James Ryan
Eric Browne
Linda Cussen
Donnacha Lehane
John McCarthy
Elaine Guinane
David O’Donovan
Noella Carroll
Damian Kenneally
Pat O’Connor
Denis Looney
Gearoid O’Leary
Paul Cotter (Jnr)
Ber Looney
Kieran Mulcahy

The third award category was for the most outstanding performance by an Eagle AC member in 2014. The membership of the club nominated the following…
Womens team – Winning silver at Munster half marathon championships in September
Gerard Down – Completing the Kaiser Mountain Mararthon in Austria
Alan O Brien- 2:46 in the 2014 Dublin City Marathon
Eric Browne – 2:48 in the Limerick Marathon
Killian O Connor – Winning the Clonakilty 10km
Grellan McGrath – Winning the Belfast 12 hour track in July
Sean Twomey – 4:16 in the Dublin City Marathon
Pat O’Connor – PB of 1:22 in theWaterford Half-Marathon
Mens team – Silver Medal in the Novice B Cross Country Championships in October
Alan O’Brien – 28:17 in the Carrigaline 5 mile road race in Feb 2014
Nora Corcoran – Completing the Portumna 50k Ultra in 4:59
Martin Leahy’s – sub 3 hour (2:59) in the Boston marathon
Ronan Boland – 2:55 in the Nice-Cannes Marathon
Deirdre Nagle – Silver medal in the F35 category at Munster Masters Cross Country Championships

The fourth and final award category was for the club person of the year. The membership of the club nominated the following…
Denis Looney
Elaine Guinane
Pat Murphy
Joe Roche
Tim McCarthy
Deirdre O’Callaghan
John Quigley
John Desmond
Joe Murphy
Colin O’Herlihy

In an online poll in which over 100 members voted, the results were as follows…

Athlete of the Year: Alan O’ Brien

Most Improved Athlete: Elaine Guinane

Performance of the year: Alan O Brien, 2:46 in the Dublin Marathon

Club person of the year: A three way tie! Denis Looney, John Desmond and Elaine Guinane

The awards were presented by last years winners…

(L-R) Grellan McGrath presenting Athlete of the Year award and Performance of the Year award to Alan O'Brien / Eric Browne presenting the Most Improved Athlete to Elaine Guinane / Elaine was the winner of last years Club member of the Year. Alan O'Brien did the honours and presented her with the award which was a 3 way tie.

(L-R) Grellan McGrath presenting Athlete of the Year award and Performance of the Year award to Alan O’Brien / Eric Browne presenting the Most Improved Athlete to Elaine Guinane / Elaine was the winner of last years Club Person of the Year. Alan O’Brien did the honours and presented her with the award for which there was a 3 way tie.

Thanks to everyone taking the time to nominate and vote and well done to all the winners!

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