Niall Norman named St. Aidans Athlete of the year

Clonliffe`s Niall Norman was honoured by his school St. Aidans CBS in Whitehall this evening by being named the 2015 Athlete of the Year. Niall was presented with the prestigious Brother Clarke Trophy by Clonliffe Assistant Treasurer, and himself a previous recipient of the award, Mark McDonald. Clonliffe are the sponsor of the award.

Mark and Niall

(pictured: Mark McDonald and Athlete of the year Niall Norman)

The St. Aidans senior All Ireland cross country winning team (all Clonliffe athletes): Cathal Doyle, Adam O`Brien, Thomas Ward, Greg Hosseny, Alex Gibbons, Ross Kearney, Brian Flanagan and Captain Niall Norman were also honoured and presented with their All Ireland medals by Mr. Bertie Ahern, himself a cross country runner from 1964-69 with St. Aidans, and an honorary Clonliffe life member.

Clonliffe shot putter Michael Curley, is clearly a great all rounder as he received the Basketball player of the year award.

In a great day for St. Aidans the school was also conferred with, for the second successive year, the Evening Herald Sports School of the year award, at a function in the Aviva Stadium this morning.

Finally on schools today, Lauren Carr comfortable won the Community Schools Junior 800 title, with Craig Giles taking the junior boys title in 2.01.00 . Aaron Cullen was victorious in the minor boys 1500.