The East Cork Athletics Division Awards Night was held in the Midleton Park Hotel on February 17th 2023. The awards night celebrated all juvenile athletes within the division who won All-Ireland medals during the 2022 season. There were 117 All-Ireland Juvenile medal winners, which is a phenomenal achievement.

We would like to extend a special thanks to Cork Athletics PRO Enda Kiernan for being our guest of honour and presenting the awards. Enda gave a lovely speech, and acknowledged the hard work and commitment put in by all Club Athletes and Parents, Club Officials & Coaches who give up so much of their time to help keep athletics growing and thriving.

We would also like to thank John Cashman for being our compere on the night. As usual John did a fantastic job making it a very entertaining and enjoyable night for all.

Details of the Award Winners are given in the 2022 Awards Program below.

Link: 2022 Awards Programme

The Memorial Trophies for 2022 were awarded as follows:

Maureen O’Connell Trophy – Best Girls Juvenile Cross-Country Club: Midleton AC

Gerry Russell Trophy – Best Boys Juvenile Cross-Country Club: Carraig na bhFear AC

Willy Harte Trophy – Best Club at T&F Championships: Midleton AC

Kathleen McCarthy Trophy – Junior Athlete of the Year: Avril Millerick Youghal AC

Avril had a fantastic season winning Golds in the All-Ireland U18 1500M, All-Ireland Junior 3000M and All-Ireland U19 Cross Country Championship.

Avril also competed for Ireland at the World Cross Country Gold Level Tour in Hannut Belgium where she placed 14th overall in the Junior race, at the Franconville International meet in Paris where she placed 2nd in the U18 3000M and at the Celtic International Cross Country where she helped her U20 Irish team to win Silver.

Avril also helped Youghal AC to win Gold in the All-Ireland U19 and U20 Cross Country Championships, qualifying Youghal AC to represent Ireland at the European U20 Clubs Cross Country Championship in Spain where they placed 6th overall.