Rob Heffernan Named Irish Athlete of the Year
The Irish Athlete of the Year has been awarded to Robert Heffernan at the Irish Health National Athletics Awards.
Heffernan (Togher AC) also collected the Endurance Athlete of the Year Award, holding off Brian Gregan who won the Track & Field Athlete award.
Full list of Award Winners is listed below.
Athlete of the Year: Robert Heffernan (Togher)
Hall of Fame: Ray Flynn
Lifetime service to Athletics: Al Guy
Outstanding Official Award: Pat Kelly (St Abban's)
U20 Athlete: Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock - Louth)
U23 Athlete: Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (DSD)
Endurance: Robert Heffernan (Togher)
Track & Field: Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers)
Inspirational Performance: Cliodhna Manning (Kilkenny City Harriers)
Special Recognition Award: Deirdre Ryan and Paul Hession
Performance Club: Clonliffe Harriers
Development Club: Nenagh Olympic AC
Team of the Year: Irish men's European Race Walking Team
Service to Coaching: Hayley and Drew Harrison
Mountain Runner: Des Kennedy (Raheny Shamrock)
Master Athlete: Mark O'Shea (Drogheda and District)
Ultra Athlete: Eoin Keith (Sportsworld)
University Athlete: Phil Healy (Bandon/UCC)