Recognition for Dunboyne AC at the Meath Athletics Awards    

Recognition for Dunboyne AC at the Meath Athletics Awards    

The 2016 Meath Athletics awards were held on Saturday evening at the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan.  And as usual Dunboyne AC were in the thick of the action receiving awards and recognition throughout the night.

Individual Juvenile National Medal winners were recognised and received a nice trophy to mark their great achievements.  Dunboyne AC had the following national juvenile medal winners recognised on the night:  Aideen Reilly, Conor Leane, Evan Mitchel, Jack Nyhan and Tadgh O’Muircheartaigh.  Congratulations to them all on their wonderful achievements winning national medals last year.

Dunboyne AC were again recognised for finishing second in Division A of the inter club Track and Field league for 2016.  We will be aiming to go one better in 2017!

Next up was the presentation of the Christy Kelly Shield which was won by Dunboyne AC for being the best senior club at the Track and Field Championships last year.  A great achievement for all concerned.

The awards continued with Dunboyne AC receiving the Heffernan Cup for winning the U9 Girls Meath cross country team championship and the U14 Girls team received the D O’Brien cup for winning their Meath cross country championship also.  Dunboyne AC were also recognised and awarded the Regan McEntee Cup for the best Senior Ladies team last year and not to be outdone, the Senior men’s team were awarded the Larry Daly Cup for their performances last year.

Ciaran McCormack was recognised and received an award for his 2016 cross country performances in the U11 to U13 category while Emilia Dan was also recognised for her great cross country and road performances last year and received the Masters award.   Cian Smith’s track performances last year brought him deserved recognition and he received the U11 to U13 Track award.  Jack Nyhan was recognised for his performances in 2016 and received the U17 to U19 Field award.

Sean Hughes was also recognised on the night for participating in a major international Championship, the world U23 Championships in Prague, Czech Republic last summer.

Padraig White received the Senior Field award for his great displays last year also.  Sara Treacy was on hand to pick up her Senior Track award for her exploits last year and she wasn’t fazed when unexpectedly handed the microphone to say a few words.  Sara had, earlier in the day, given her time to Meath Juvenile athletes when she conducted a great training session for them on the Hill of Tara and again was happy to pose for photographs with all the younger athletes on the night.    She was also presented with her Leinster award on the night.

Overall it was a very successful night with lots of recognition and awards for our athletes and our club.  Here’s hoping 2017 will be as successful for our club, on and off the track.

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