THE search is on for the Fingal Independent / Clarion Hotel Dublin Airport Sport Star of the Year for 2012.
Below are the monthly winners and wild card selections who will be in contention for the overall prize at the annual gala awards ceremony at the splendid Clarion Hotel Dublin Airport on January 12th next.
A superb 2011 season saw promising young golfer Caolan Kennedy scoop the overall title last year, while Olympic torch bearer, Gary O'Brien won the Young Sport Star of the Year title for his Special Olympics heroics in Greece.
Competition for the 2012 awards promises to be just as hot if the list of monthly winners below is anything to by. Each month we selected a new Sport Star and then picked out four wild card entries to make up 16 grand finalists, all of whom will be hoping to follow in Caolan and Gary's footsteps.