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Lowry to attend Sports Awards of the Decade

Published: 21st November 2016

Shane Lowry confirmed at the weekend that he will be attending Offaly Sports Partnership’s Sports Awards of the Decade on Saturday, 3rd December in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore.

Lowry is among 52 sports people from the county who have been shortlisted for awards. Last weekend the adjudication panel announced that Lowry will be the recipient of the Offaly Sports Achiever of the Decade.

Three volunteers will also be honoured on the night for their personal commitment. Ann Marie Guinean of Drumcullen Camogie Club will receive the Youth Volunteer of the Decade Award. Liam “Morley” Brereton of St. Bridget’s Boxing Club in Edenderry will receive the Volunteer of the Decade Award while John Cronin of Tullamore Harriers will be acknowledged for a lifetime’s contribution to sport.

Tickets for the gala function on December 3rd can be purchased from Offaly Sports Partnership and cost €30 each. This includes a drinks reception, a 4 course meal, live music and dancing and the chance to mix with over 50 sportspeople from the county who made their mark in the past 10 years and earlier. Tickets are selling fast so if you would like to attend you are encouraged to get your order in early. It is unlikely that there will be any tickets left by the end of this week.

The 52 sports people nominated for awards are:

Athletics – Pauline Curley, Gordon Kennedy, James Nolan.

Boxing – Lauren Hogan, Brian Kennedy, Grainne Walsh, Camogie – Elaine Dermody, Micheal Morkan, Sheila Sullivan.

Court Sports – David Hope, Susan Moran, Micheal O’Brien.

Gaelic Football – Ciaran McManus, Niall McNamee, Karol Slattery.

Golf – Billy Donlon, Stuart Grehan, Shane Lowry.

Horse Sport – Darragh Kenny, Pat Smullen, Tome Malone.

Hurling – Brian Carroll, Shane Dooley, Rory Hanniffy.

Ladies Football – Emma Dalton, Mairead Daly, Lorraine Keena.

Para Sport – Eoin Cleare, Lorraine Regan, Nicole Turner.

Rugby – Peter Bracken, Aaron Deverall, Pater Dooley.

Soccer – Iarfhlaith Davoren, Sylvia Gee, Seamus Kelly.

Special Olympics – Damien Breslin, Dessie Gonoude, Patrick Moore.

Water Sport – Alex Condron, Peter Neale, Niamh Ni Chelleachair.

Other Sports – William Buckley Junior, Aiden Fogarty, Kevin Keyes, Cathal McDonald, Francine Meehan, Marie-Triona Keane, Mary Daly, Tracey McGrath

Promises to be a great evening celebrating Offaly sport

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