Leitrim Sports Star Awards 2018

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The eight annual ‘Leitrim Sports Star Awards’ will take place on Saturday 24th November 2018 in the Landmark Hotel Carrick on Shannon. The purpose of the awards is to acknowledge Individuals, Sports Clubs, Teams, Schools and Community Volunteers for their outstanding contributions to and achievements in sport and recreation in Leitrim. The awards night is organized by Leitrim Sports Partnership with a three course meal, followed by the awards and other entertainment.

This year the new category of Club of the Year has been added to the Sports Star Awards. All of the awards aim to recognise not just people operating at the top level of their sport in the county but also to recognise people who provide the background support for their club and team. Volunteer of the Year is one such category. Nominations are directed to people who arrange community events that promote physical activity or people who give their time voluntarily to train teams, run clubs, have kits ready or who keep the pitches/facilities looking well for the big match days.

Juvenile Sports are well represented with two awards Sports Individual Junior and Juvenile Team of the Year. Each year these are two of the awards which receive the most nominations indicating how juvenile sport is flourishing in the county.

Sports School of the Year is to acknowledge the hard work of a sporting school, both primary & secondary, who not only excel at sporting competitions but those facilitate the sporting developments of the students by ensuring that sport is an important aspect of school life.

Team of the Year is open for nominations for any team regardless of the sport age or gender. It is always one of the most popular awards on the night.

The Special Achievement Award is open to anyone who has achieved their personal best in their field, perhaps by overcoming some challenges in order to be able to participate.

The Hall of Fame Award

This is one of the most special awards of the year and, unlike the others, the winner will be announced in advance of the awards. It is presented to someone who has given many years of service to sport in Co. Leitrim. Previous winners include Padraig Griffin, Packie McGarty, the Late Joe Flynn and last year’s winner was Maeve Quinn.

The overall award for Leitrim Sports Person of the Year will be chosen from the nominees from all other awards.

The closing date for receipt of nominations for the Leitrim Sports Star Awards is Friday the 26th October 2108. If you would like to nominate any Individual/School/Club /Team for one of the Awards please download a nomination form HERE or complete the nomination form in the Leitrim Observer and submit to Leitrim Sports Partnership, Áras an Chontae, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Nominations will be short listed by a panel of judges and the winners will be announced on the night of the awards. Each winner will receive a specially handcrafted award and these awards will be presented by each of the sponsors.

Please feel free to contact Leitrim Sports Partnership at any stage by calling 071 9650498 or emailing sports@leitrimcoco.ie

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