We continue our introduction to the Canon Hayes National Sports Awards nominees and this week we introduce the nominees in the County
The Award Winners will be announced on Friday December 12th at Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Resort and its a Black Tie event. The Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Michael Ring, T.D., will present the Awards. It promises to be a great night so reserve your ticket asap and support your nominee. Tickets are priced at €50 each. There are three nominees in the County Category.
First nominee (County Award Category) - St. Michaels AFC Tipperary (Soccer)
Season 2013/14 has been a huge success for the club and they bridged a 40 year gap to win the FAI Junior Cup in what was indeed a memorable season. In 2014 they won Tipperary League, Tipperary Cup, Munster Junior Cup, FAI Junior Cup, John Delaney Cup and Tom Hand Cup.
They also had five players capped during the season - James Walsh, Paul Breen, Chris Higgins, Jimmy Carr and Thomas Fahey. Congratulations to St. Michael’s on their nomination.
Second nominee (County Award Category) - Cathal Barrett (Tipperary GAA - Hurling)
Cathal played Minor Hurling with Tipperary in 2010 and 2011 and was on the Tipperary Under 21 Hurling panel from 2012 through to 2014. He made his competitive debut with the Tipperary Senior Hurlers in January 2014 in the Waterford Crystal Cup lining out at right corner-back. He went on to win a Waterford Crystal Cup medal when Tipperary defeated Clare in the final. Cathal made his National League debut against Waterford in February 2014 and his Championship debut at right corner-back versus Limerick in the 2014 Munster Championship. He plays his club hurling with the Holycross-Ballycahill club. Cathal was nominated for an All-Star award in 2014 as well as being named as the 2014 Young Hurler of the Year. Congratulations to Cathal on his nomination.
Third nominee (County Award Category) - Clonmel Rugby Club (Rugby).
Clonmel RFC was founded in 1892 and plays its senior rugby in the Munster Junior League Division One. This year (2014) they were named as Munster Junior Club of the Year 2014. They are Munster Junior Challenge Cup Champions for 2014 for the first time in the club’s 122 year history. They were runners-up in the Munster Junior League Division 1. The club also played host to the Ireland National team training camp in Feb 2014 and were hosts to the Women’s Interprovincial Munster v Ulster and to the All Ireland U.20 Cup Final. Clonmel RFC fields 10 club teams from minis to U.7’s to three adult senior teams. Congratulations to the Club on their nomination.
We wish the three nominees the very best of luck!