Return of Youghal Sports Star Awards

By Claire O’Donoghue


Hennessy’s Bar will be the venue for the return of the Youghal and surrounding areas Sports Star Awards, and the event will be launched on Thursday, 15 March at 8pm to which all are welcome to attend. The newly formed committee of Seán O’Neill, Vincent Murray, Anthony Horgan, Derek Kiely and Brian Wade will debate and choose a worthy recipient each month from members of a wide range of Sports Clubs and Associations in the area. Every January an overall winner will be selected and named Sports Star of the Year.

Speaking with The East Cork Journal, committee member Seán O’Neill said, “We will be in touch with all Sports Clubs over the next few days. If they wish to nominate any of their members for a Sports Star Award, we would love to hear from them. They can contact us at or any one of the selection committee. Any and all sports club genres are welcome. The only rule is that the nominee must be aged 16 years or older. We’re delighted to announce that Brian Hennessy Sports and Leisure has come on board as our sponsor. We'd like to thank Brian and, of course, our host of the Awards, Ken Hennessy, for their support. It’s a great way to acknowledge achievement and dedication in local sporting endeavours. We’d love to see representatives from all the Clubs at our launch on 15 March at 8pm in Hennessy’s Bar.”

The Selection Committee has chosen the Sports Star Award recipients for January and February, and these will be announced at the Launch.