Presentation Secondary School PE teacher Anne Moran has been awarded with the highest honour Ireland's PE Teachers association can bestow.
This week Anne, the wife of Kerry GAA legend and former Kerry manager Ogie Moran, was presented with the Michael Darmody Award by the Physical Education Association of Ireland (PEAI).
Introduced in 2011, the award is named in honour of the late Michael Darmody, a former Department of Education Inspector who is credited with creating the Irish schools' Physical Education programme as we know it today.
The award is presented to teachers who are seen to have made an outstanding contribution to physical education in Ireland and as such Anne Moran is a worthy winner.
A PE teacher at Presentation girls' secondary school for over 30 years, Anne Moran graduated from Thomand College of Physical Education in 1976. Since then she went on to complete a Masters in Physical Education became a member of the PEAI national executive and has presented numerous papers on PE at national and international conferences.
At Presentation Secondary Anne Moran has built a PE programme that is the envy of schools across the country. Her enthusiasm for physical education has never wavered and she is credited with continually revitalising the school's PE programme, keeping it relevant and enjoyable for all new students.
Anne is well known nationally as a champion of physical education in schools and has used her wealth of experience and expertise to advance the cause when and wherever possible standing up against national policies which have threatened the standing of physical education in the Irish Education system.