Leitrim Sports Star Awards

Leitrim Sports Partnership will be holding its inaugural sports and recreation awards, "Leitrim Sports Star Awards" on 26th November 2010 in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon. This is the first time such an awards ceremony has been held by Leitrim Sports Partnership. The awards are to acknowledge Sports Clubs, Teams, Schools, Community Volunteers and Individuals outstanding contributions and achievements to sport and recreation in Leitrim. A special night of celebration is planned by Leitrim Sports Partnership with a delectable 4 course meal being served, followed by the awards and brilliant live entertainment by Gobsmacked.


The Committee is delighted to welcome their special guest, Mary Hanafin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture & Sport and M.C. on the evening will be 2FMs and Leitrims very own Paddy McKenna. "The Sports Star Awards night promises to be one of the top sporting highlights for the year. We are confident of a good response," said Nollaig Whyte, Chairperson of Leitrim Sports Partnership.

Participation in sport and recreation is an integral part of life in Leitrim. On the night we will reward and recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions that both individuals and groups have made to sport and recreation in the County.

Nominations are now sought and should be submitted Leitrim Sports Partnership, Aras an Chontae, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim. The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday, 8th October 2010. If you would like to nominate any Individual/School/Club / Team for one of the Awards listed below please complete the nomination form in the paper or download a nomination form from www.leitrimsports.ie and submit to Leitrim Sports Partnership.


The categories are: Sports Individual Junior, Sports Individual Senior, Disability Sport Volunteer of the Year, Best Sports School, Sports Club of the Year, Team of the Year, Community Club Volunteer of the Year, Special Achievement Award, Exceptional Services to Sport, Hall of Fame and Leitrim Sports Person of the Year.


Nominations will be shortlisted by our guest panel of judges to three per category. The winner in each category will be announced on the night. Each winner will receive a specially handcrafted award, crafted by a Leitrim artist presented by each of our generous sponsors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their generous support – Leitrim County Council, The Landmark Hotel, Cora Systems, Leitrim Development Company, Masonite Ireland, Aura Leitrim Leisure, Leitrim Tourism, Woodies DIY, Leitrim Enterprise Fund and Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens.


Tickets for the Leitrim Sports Star Awards are priced at a very reasonable €30. Tickets can be purchased from Leitrim Sports Partnership at the main reception of Leitrim County Council, at the reception area of the Landmark Hotel and at a number of other locations throughout the County, a full list of which will appear in next weeks Observer.


Should you require any assistance with the nomination process please feel free to contact us at any stage by telephoning 071 9650498 or emailing sports@leitrimcoco.ie.




09-Sep-10 by Colette Fox – PRO