Their new state-of-the-art track development on the grounds of St Brendan’s College has deservedly become the talk of the Irish athletics scene but the impressive on-track exploits of its members also helped put Killarney Valley AC in the spotlight at the National Athletics Awards in Dublin on Wednesday.
The admirable activities on and off the track earned Killarmey Valley the Club Development of the Year award at the gala prizegiving event in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry and it sparked great celebrations for those behind the development of the top class facilities in the shadow of St Mary’s Cathedral.
At the same function, European silver medal winner Ciara Mageean was named Athlete of the Year and the great Catherina McKiernan was the recipient of the Hall of Fame award.
The Killarney Valley delegation received the award from Sports Minister Jack Chambers who visited the Killarney arena earlier in the year with Education Minister Norma Foley.
The Killarney contingent received great words of encouragement at the event from former world 5000m champion Eamon Coghlan and Catherina McKiernan who lent her support to the club when it first embarked on the new track project.
Killarney Valley AC’s very own Irish international athletes, Sarah Leahy and Jordan Lee, were in attendance after both enjoying a superb 2022 season and much attention is now being focused, both nationally and internationally, on the 2023 season by all involved in Killarney Valley AC.
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