NUI Galway has announced two Clare athletes among the recipients of the 2016 Sports Awards.
The awards recognise sporting performance, leadership and participation, as well as those that contribute to the running and development of the NUI Galway Sports Clubs.
Among the individual award winners were Irish Hockey International and camogie player Naomi Carroll from Cratloe, who has been capped 72 time for her country and has scored 21 international goals.
Another Clare winner was Chloe Morey from Sixmilebridge, a current member of the Clare Senior camogie team, All Star winner and a leading member of the NUI Galway camogie team.
Mike Heskin, NUI Galway’s Director of Sport and Physical Activity, said: “The ongoing success of our students and alumni is a great source of pride for the University and the clubs and coaches that have helped them along the way. NUI Galway has a long tradition in high performance on the national and international stage, it is particularly pleasing to see the high level of success now been achieved by our women across the entire spectrum of sport.”
2016 Sports Award Winners:
Athletics: Conall Mahon from Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh
Camogie: Chloe Morley from Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare
Hockey: Naomi Carroll from Cratloe, Co. Clare
Hurling: Niall O’Brien from Ballinagore, Co. Westmeath
Judo: Darren Friel from Carrabaun, Co. Mayo
Ladies Soccer: Jennifer Byrne from Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Rowing: Katie McEneff from Galway City
Ultimate Frisbee: Eoghan Staunton from Taylors Hill, Galway City
Club Captains Award: Elizabeth McKeever from Butlersbridge, Co. Cavan
Special Achievement Award: Joint winners – Darren Wallace from Portlaoise, Co. Laois and Eoin Mac Crossain from Muff, Co. Donegal
Team Award: Ladies Soccer Team
Team Award: Mystics Basketball Team
Team Award: Men’s Basketball Team
Team Award: Women’s Rugby Team
Team Award: Women’s B Squash Team
Most Improved Club: Surf Club
Recreation Participation Award: Couch to 5K Team
Tom Tuohy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rowing: Men’s Intermediate Fours