St Senan’s Awards Night

Club Awards Night
On Saturday last a packed hall was in attendance for the club’s Annual Awards Night, to acknowledge our athletes outstanding performances throughout the year. The night got off to a rip roaring start as Perri Williams presented a superb slideshow of photos taken at the various events throughout 2012. No one was spared in the slagging and even Ned Williams incomparable starting line roars, were recorded for posterity.
The awards were presented by a superb young athlete from the Ferrybank club, Ben Kiely, who had his European medal on show for photos. Ben is a great example of what is possible with hard work, dedication and the will to prepare. Thanks to Pam Foskin who compiled the list of winning athletes based on all their performances over the year. And the winners are:
The first two awards went to two rising stars with a big future in the sport. U/10 Female Athlete Saoirse Allen, U/10 Male Athlete Josh Fenton,
Isabel and Jonathan Shine
Walking tall was the U/11-U/14 Athlete of the Year, Isabel Morgan, who scored golds in East Munster, Munster, Leinster Indoor, Leinster T&F and All Ireland T&F. The U/15 Athlete of the Year, was the long striding Jonathan Crowley, who took golds in the Waterford Schools T&F, County Cross Country and had excellent runs at Leinster and All Ireland level.
Aine and Bronagh Supreme
In the older age group, Aine Kinsella (U/16-U19) and Bronagh Kearns (Female Athlete of the Year) were worthy winners.
Both have been to the fore in all their races with Aine placing 3rd in Leinster Junior Cross Country, 4th in Leinster U/19 Cross Country, 3rd in Munster Schools 3000m with fine runs at All Ireland level too.
Bronagh scored gold in East Munster Schools, East Munster Schools 3000m, a host of golds at county level, Leinster golds at 1500 and 3000m, gold in Leinster U/19 Cross Country, 7th in U/19 All Ireland Cross Country. She also represented Ireland in Cumbria at Mountain Running and placed 10th and went on to 17th at the British & Irish Mountain Running Championships in Manchester placing 17th and helping Ireland take team bronze.
Tom for the High Jump
Our Male Athlete of the Year went to a young athlete who has been setting the bar high in the High Jump event. Thomas Sheridan took silver in the Leinster Indoor U/13 event, bronze in the All Ireland event, gold at county level as well as medals at other events, bronze in Leinster T&F and 9th in All Ireland.
Most Dedicated
Finally the Mary Walsh Memorial Award for most dedicated athlete went to another rising star Shauna Finn.
The Award was donated by the Walsh family to recall the former young athlete, who was tragically killed in a car accident some years ago.
Thanks to all who helped on the night, to our tea makers, cake bakers, disco dancers and balloon breakers.

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