South East Sports Star Awards 2017
The Beat 102-103 South East Sports Star Awards are taking place on Saturday, January 27th in the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Co. Carlow.
The event is the highlight of the sporting calendar in the region.
14 winners from 2017 will be represented and presented with their trophies on the night.
Included in the 14 are joint winners for May, Tipperary and Waterford Senior Ladies football teams and the wildcard winner, Wexford athlete Fiona Kehoe.
Special guest on the night is top Irish athlete Derval O’ Rourke who is best known for her exploits at the 2006 World Indoor Championships where she won a gold and two silver medals won at two different European Championships in Barcelona and Gothenburg respectively.
The night gets underway at 7.30 with a 4-course dinner followed by the Awards and then onto the party with music on the night from the talented Bentley Boys band and DJ Pete Windle.
Our November winner is: Kevin Wall (Rowing) Tipperary
Kevin won his group and set a new Irish record at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships. He went on to come 4th in the European competition setting a new personal best.
Our October winner is: Ballygunner GAA Club
Ballygunner Senior Hurlers won the Waterford SHC again and then went on to reach the Munster SHC Final.
Our September Winner is: Waterford FC
Waterford FC won the SSE Airtricity League 1st division.
Our August winner is: Thomas Croke (Wexford FC)
Waterford native Thomas Croke won the August award after a great month on the scoring front for Wexford FC and was also nominated for Player of the Month in the league.
Our July Winner is: Carlow Junior Ladies Football team
The Carlow ladies football team won the Leinster title in July sealing a great campaign
Our June Winner is: Carlow Kickboxer, Billie Maher!
At 12 years of age, Billie won a World Kickboxing title defeating a girl 4 years her senior. Now 13, Billie has a huge career ahead of her in the sport.
Our May winner is: Joint Winners – Tipperary & Waterford Senior Ladies football teams
Joint winners this month were Tipperary and Waterford Ladies football teams. Tipperary won the league title defeating South East rivals Wexford in the process before going on to win the All Ireland Intermediate title in Croke Park later in the year.
Waterford proved plenty of critics wrong and surprised a few when they had magnificent wins over Kerry and Cork in the Munster Championship.
Our April winner is: Marble City Hawks!
Marble City Hawks had a fantastic month. They were crowned Women’s Division One play-off champions
Our March winner is: Kickboxer, Brian O’Donoghue
He achieved a long-held ambition when he won the World Federation of Elite Martial Arts kickboxing championship in Dubai recently.
Our February winner is: IT Carlow GAA Senior Hurling team managed by DJ Carey.
The college side reached the Fitzgibbon Cup finals weekend for the first time in their history, building on their League Final win earlier in the year.
Our January winner is: Boxer Kelyn Cassidy
Kelyn was crowned National Under-22 title, an emotional first all-Ireland win.