Congratulations to Cathriona Farrell who was awarded the prestigious Galway Bay FM Sports Award for athletics in 2006. Cathriona along with over a dozen other Galway sports stars from various sporting diciplines, will receive her Award at a glittering ceremony later this month.
This is a big honour for Cathriona and the club and is testamount to the hard work that she, her parents and her coaches all put into the sport. Cathriona joins Ann Loughnane as the 2nd member of the club to receive the award.
The Award is just recognition of what has been a fantastic year for Cathriona, winning numerous National gold and silver medals with the highlight so far been her National Record of 1.67m in the U15 high jump at the National Track & Field finals in Tullamore in July and subsequent selection to represent Ireland in the Celtic Games in Waterford in August. Not to mention of course her continued success in the Schools Combined Events where she went 1cm better to jump 1.68m in the high jump and earn selection for the Schools International Pentathlon in December.