Phil Healy is among the nominees for Emerging Athlete of the Year,
in today's AAI announcement. Also nominated, in the
EnduranceAthlete of the Year section is Letterkenny AC's Brendan Boyce,
who has been training here in Cork with Robert Heffernan's Elite Race
The following extracts are from the
The following are the nominations for the Emerging Athlete of the Year; Phil Healy (Bandon AC) and Sarah Lavin (UCD AC) for setting new personal bests in their respective events and qualifying for the European Senior Athletics Championships in their first year out of the junior rankings. Both athletes were members of the Irish 4x100m team that set a new Irish Record of 43.84 at the European Athletics Championships. Ciara Mageean (UCD AC) for securing the national 1500m title in her first race back after injury and for placing third in a high quality Fifth Avenue Mile Race in New York. Christine McMahon (Ballymena and Antrim AC) for significantly lowering her personal best in the 400m Hurdles to 56.97 and qualifying for the semi-finals at the European Athletics Championships.
Endurance Athlete of the Year nominations includes; Mick Clohissey (Raheny Shamrock AC) winner of the national half marathon, 10,000m national track title and the Inter Club Cross Country Titles. Fionnuala Britton (Kilcoole AC) for placing eight in the 10,000m and tenth in her marathon debut at the European Athletics Championships, Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny AC) for placing 16th and setting a new personal best time of 3:51.32 in the 50km Walk at the European Athletics Championships and Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders AC) for setting a personal best of 1:02.09 for 30th place and fifth European at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.