LETTERKENNY ATHLETICS CLUB held its 43rd annual dinner and awards night at Arena 7 on Friday night.
Special guest was RTÉ Sports Correspondent Greg Allen, who helped the Cathedral town athletes celebrate a hugely successful campaign.
Last December, Ann-Marie McGlynn helped Ireland to a European bronze medal at the Cross-Country Championships, while race walker Brendan Boyce is heading for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Club Captain Aidan McKenna and Club Chairman Michael Galvin were delighted with the function – and with the year gone by for LAC.
“It’s been unreal and that’s the way it’s going every year,” McKenna told Donegal Sport Hub.
“We’re looking international now, for male and female, and it’s a great achievement for the club. It has really brought everybody on.”
Galvin is the Club Chairman and he was also the recipient of the Best Male Newcomer award on the night.
Picture caption: Michael Galvin receives his award for Best Male Newcomer from Greg Allen, special guest. Picture courtesy of Darren Crossan.
“Athletics crosses all divides,” he said.
“Everybody can be involved and I’m just sorry I came so late in my life to the sport. You have to be down there on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday to see what it’s all about.”
Bernie Walsh was named as Club Person of the Year for her sterling endeavours on behalf of the club.
Male Athlete of the Year – Brendan Boyce
Female Athlete of the Year – Ann-Marie McGlynn
Male Performance of the Year – Ciaran Doherty
Female Performance of the Year – Ann-Marie McGlynn
Cross-Country Awards – Raymond Birch and Fionnuala Diver
Road Athletes – Ivan Toner and Natasha Adams
Track Athletes – Danny Mooney and Ann-Marie McGlynn
Most Improved Awards – Pauric Breslin and Jane McGinley
Best Newcomer Awards – Michael Galvin and Ethna Cox
Masters Award – Barry Mackey
Captain’s Award – National Road Relay Teams
Club Person of the Year – Bernie Walsh