Athletics Louth Awards night 2015

Oh what a night !!!! The Athletics Louth awards night took place on saturday night last in the Westcourt hotel, with almost 100 members and their families enjoying the fantastic ceremony. This annual event is to recognise and reward outstanding achievements in the sport of athletics at both county and national level. Boyne A.C. were represented in all categories, and saw three athletes take home the much coveted awards for Louth Athlete of the Year 2015!! Following a fabulous meal, it was time to get down to the serious business and getting things off to a great start Boyne A.C. were once again awarded the Fairways Perpetual Cup for best Track club 2015. The Cross Country awards were the first individual awards to be presented and Boyne ACs first athlete to receive a nomination for in her age group was Emer Doyle, who has gone from strength to strength over this years cross country season, also receiving a nomination was Leinster Champion Neil Culhane, who was a close second behind the overall winner. Louth champion Calum Sheedy deservedly received a nomination in his age group, as did seasoned cross country runners, Ruarcan O’Gibne and Eva Cummins. The Track & Field awards were next, with Saran Meite all smiles as she received her certificate of nomination in her age group. Killian Ekhator was in shock as his name was revealed as the overall winner of the Louth award for best athlete of the year u9-u11, however, with a first place finish in almost every event he competed in, there was never any doubt that the award would go to this talented young man. Another great talent in the track & field events, and in particular the Javelin & Shot Putt, Euan Canniffee was another worthy winner of the Louth athlete of the year, as he beat off tough competition to take home this coveted title. Sisters Kate & Niamh Kelly both received a nomination for track & field athlete of the year, proving that there is no end of talent in the Kelly household. Finally in the juvenile awards, Oisin O’Gibne, a talented Cross Country athlete, proved he’s just as mighty on the track as he too received a nomination in the Track & Field category. Taking a break from her studies in her first year of college, super talented Amy McTeggart was deservedly crowned Junior Athlete of the year 2015, with along list of title wins and achievements during the year making her an athlete worthy of such an accolade. With the individual awards over, the Louth County board then made a presentation to all athletes who won a national medal throughout the 2015 Track & Field and Cross Country seasons, with 9 Boyne A.C. athletes called up to accept their certificate, Tara Meier, Niamh Kelly, Oisin O’Gibne, Euan Canniffe and Eva Cummins all won one or more individual medals, while the amazing All Ireland Champion relay team of Aaron Fennell, Paddy Price, Alex Devine, Amitesh Bala and Killian Ekhator were delighted to receive their certificates of recognition. Boyne A.C. also held their own club awards presentation on the night, with Athlete of the Year 2015 awards presented to Eimear Cooney, Allie Garcia, Shea O’Donnell, Emer Doyle, Neil Culhane, Killian McLoughlin, Cliodhna Nolan, Moya McCabe, Tadgh Everitt Thompson and Tara Meier. As the night drew to a close after the disco, there were certainly some tired but extremely happy young athletes and some very proud coaches and parents, all looking forward to another successful season in 2016.

Tadgh Everitt Thompson wins Boyne A.C. athlete of the year 2015 Killian Ekhator wins Louth track & field athlete of the year 2015 Killian Ekhator proudly displays his waward for Track & Field athlete of the year 2015 Euan Canniffee wins u14 Louth Track & Field athlete of the year