Family turns out in force to back Farrell at Fingal awards
THE Annual Clarion Hotel: Fingal Independent Sport Star of the Year Awards took place last Saturday, and motorcycling was represented by Irish champion Andy Farrell.
Andy took the award for June, and lined up against a variety of Fingal's top sporting stars, where the 12 monthly award winners were joined by four wildcards. Michael Lester of The Sunday Game fame, and also a former rally competitor, was the MC on the night, and a very entertaining evening was had by the guests.
The Young Sport Star of the Year award went to Anne-Marie Torsney from Swords, who took home three medals from the European Championships in taekwondo, and to cap the year she also won medals in various aspects of athletics, including the discus, hammer and javelin.
The main award went to Paralympian Catherine Walsh, who took home two medals from London in cycling and she was a worthy winner as well. Liam Kelly was added to the Hall of Fame, and the Rush man, who manages Glebe North, was delighted to be added to the illustrious list of past recipients. Liam played League of Ireland football at the highest level, and won various awards including FAI Cup and League Cup winner's medals.