Getting ready for the Meath Sports Awards - Patrick Curran (General Manager, Knightsbrook Hotel), Mary McGuigan (Sales Manager, Meath Chronicle), Denise Cusack (Cusack Hotel Group), Clara Clarke (Sales & Marketing Manager, Knightsbrook Hotel) Conall Collier (Sports Editor, Meath Chronicle).
The sixth annual Meath Chronicle / Cusack Hotel Group sports awards will take place at the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim on Friday 18th January.
The contenders in the various catergories are as follows:
These are selected on a monthly basis and each will receive a monthly award with the overall winner announced at the end of the evening.
January - Andrew Lynch
February - Stephen Bray
March - Barry Geraghty
April - Thomas Gibney
May - Natalya Coyle
June - Brian Farrell
July - Rory McNamara
August - Cian O'Connor
September - John Davis
October - Gary Rogers
November - Martin Curran
December - Sara Treacy
One of the above will receive the overall Sportsperson-of-the-year award on Friday 18th January
There are three nominees in the individual category -
Colin Costello (Star of the Sea AC)
Meath footballer Donal Keogan.
Greyhound trainer Ollie Bray.
There are three nominees in the team cetegory -
Meath All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie champions
Keegan Cup winners Navan O'Mahonys
Jubilee Cup winners Kiltale.
EAMONN WALLACE (RATOATH ATHLETIC CLUB)
Eamonn Wallace burst onto the scene in 2012 to make a mark in Gaelic football and athletics. His greatest achievement came at the National Athletics Championships when he was crowned u-19 200m champion ahead of a talented field of the country's leading sprinters.
He was also a key part of the JFC winning Ratoath side as well as being a valuable part of the club's successful MFC side. He also scored 1-3 in the Tailteann Cup final as Ratoath defeated Bective.
At schools level Wallace was the main man as Ratoath College lifted the All-Ireland Vocational Schools SF B title with a final win over Colaiste Cill Mhaintain.
ROSS TREACY (PARKVILLA)
In the Kennedy Cup the NECSL representative side put in a strong performance to secure 10th place.
The NECSL selection lost out to Cavan/Monaghan in the Bowl final.
Two players who were on the NECSL squad, Conor Brennan and Ross Treacy, were subsequently invited to join the FAI's Emerging Talent panel.
Goalkeeper Ross Treacy went on to be selected for the Republic of Ireland u-15 international squad to play the Aspire Academy and Juventus in a three-team mini-tournament in December in Qatar.
JACK REGAN (KILTALE GAA CLUB)
The young Kiltale hurler enjoyed a superbb 2012 at club and county levels and finished the year with a remarkable tally of 2-10 in the u-21 HC final in December against Trim. He also featured prominently for his club in the Minor HC decider where he lined out at full back and still hit the target with great accuracy and he was also a member of the Jubilee Cup-winning SHC Kiltale team. Jack also featured prominently for Meath in a rousing performance in the Leinster MHC against Offaly at O'Connor Park, Tullamore.
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