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Nollaigh O'Neill is Evening Echo Ladies Sports Star

Leevale AC's Nollaigh O'Neill among Trio of Recipients at Evening Echo Awards

Nollaigh ONeill 620x729Éamonn Murphy of the Evening Echo makes the presentation to athlete Nollaigh O’Neill, at the Evening Echo Ladies Sport Star quarterly awards luncheon, at The Rochestown Park Hotel.

Picture: David Keane

Evening Echo Ladies Sports Star Awards

THREE top-class athletes were rewarded for their sporting excellence at the Evening Echo Ladies Sports Star Awards at the Rochestown Park Hotel yesterday.

Marathon runner Nollaigh O’Neill, rower Sanita Puspure and rugby ace Audrey O’Flynn were all heralded for their outstanding achievements between April and June.

'Nollaigh O’Neill excelled last month in retaining her title as the Cork City Marathon winner, and was joined at the function by her family. The Leevale ace was also accompanied by coach Donie Walsh.'

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Nollaigh O Neill Evening Echo Glass

The other recipients were Rio-bound rower Sanita Puspure, Rugby player Audrey O’Flynn. The trio were selected by the Evening Echo judges as the winners for the third quarter awards in the prestigious scheme, which is now in its 10th year.

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