Finn Valley AC were among the winners at today’s National Athletics Awards in Dublin.
The Stranolar based club were named the Development Club of the Year at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry.
Ireland Olympic Team Manager Patsy McGonagle and Neil Martin received the award on behalf of the club.
Elsewhere, World University Games Champion Thomas Barr was named Athlete of the Year, edging out Letterkenny’s Mark English.
Mark, who was a silver medal winner at this year European Indoor Championships was named the u23 Athlete of the Year.
The Women’s Senior Team who won Bronze at the European Cross Country Championships won the Team of the Year award.
Letterkenny’s Ann Marie Mc Glynn was captain of the Irish team in Bulgaria last December, Teresa Mc Daid was also the coach to the team.
GloHealth National Athletics Awards winners:
Athlete of the Year: Thomas Barr (Ferrybank)
Hall of Fame: Frank O’Mara
Lifetime service to Athletics: Dick Hodgins (Cork City Sports)
Outstanding Official Award: John McDermott (Annalee AC)
Junior Athlete: Kevin Mulcaire (Ennis Track)
U23 Athlete: Mark English (UCD)
Endurance: Rob Heffernan (Togher)
Track & Field: Thomas Barr (Ferrybank)
Inspirational Performance: Brian Murphy (Crusaders)
Performance Club: Clonliffe Harriers
Development Club: Finn Valley AC
Team of the Year: Women’s Senior Team European Cross Country Championships
Service to Coaching: John Shields (Clonliffe Harriers)
Mountain Runner: Ian Conroy (Raheny Shamrock)
Master Athlete: Mick Traynor (Raheny Shamrock)
Ultra Athlete: Eoin Keith (Sportsworld)
University Athlete: Thomas Barr (Ferrybank)
Irish Schools Tailteann Awards – Girl: Phoebe Murphy (Loreto Clonmel)
Irish Schools Tailteann Award – Boy: Matthew Behan (CUS)