The Electric Ireland Irish Hockey Awards 2012.
The Electric Ireland Irish Hockey Awards took place this evening in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin. The sold out event was attended by many who support Irish Hockey including Brid Horan, Executive Director of Electric Ireland, RTE's Darragh Maloney (MC), guest speaker Enduroman Gerry Duffy, and representatives from a number of sporting bodies including the Sports Council of Northern Ireland and the Irish Institute of Sport.
Many clubs and hockey supporters joined us for the Awards Show on the night to celebrate outstanding talent and hockey family spirit which was displayed throughout the season. Irish Hockey also inducted four new legends into the Hall of Fame this evening, Noel Quinn (Queens University, Lisnagarvey, Ulster and Ireland), Eilish Macken (Knock, Pegasus, Ulster and Ireland); Laura Dobbs (Muckross, Leinster and Ireland), and Mark Sinnamon (Banbridge, Ulster and Ireland).
The Award Shortlists are highlighted below:
Samurai Senior Men's Club Player of the Year
Shortlists included: Andrew Gray (UCC), David Harvey (Cork Church of Ireland),
Paul Lombard (Cork Harlequins), Jonny Bruton (YMCA).
Winner: David Harvey
Electric Ireland Senior Women's Club Player of the Year
Shortlists included: Neasa McGettigan (Greenfields HC), Naomi Carroll (Catholic Institute), Brenda Flannery (UCD), Nicola Gray (UCD).
Winner: Naomi Carroll
Volunteer of the Year
Shortlists included: Imelda Brennan (Greenfields HC), Barry Crowley (Cork Church of Ireland), Geraldine O' Carroll (Catholic Institute), Donal Dempsey (Galway HC)
Winner: Geraldine O' Carroll
Dixon Rose Umpire of the Year
Shortlists included: Malcolm Coombes, Aisling Keogh, Colin Hutchinson, Carol Metchette.
Winner: Carol Metchette
Samurai U18 Male Player of the Year
Shortlists included: Gary Wilkinson (Cork Church of Ireland), David Cole (Monkstown HC), James Lorimer (Mossley), Jeremy Duncan (Railway Union).
Winner: James Lorimer
Electric Ireland U18 Female Player of the Year
Shortlists included: Kate Lloyd (Railway Union), Ailbhe Finnerty (Greenfields HC), Elaine Carey (Galway HC), Emma Russell (Old Alex)
Winner: Elaine Carey
O'Driscoll O'Neil Coach of the Year
Shortlists includes: Johnny Harte (UCD), Mick McKinnon (Railway Union)
Phil Oakley (Cork Harlequins), Graham Shaw (Glenanne/Loreto HC/Rathdown).
Winner: Phil Oakley
Magnum Events U18 Coach of the Year
Shortlists includes: Steph Jones (High School, Rathgar) Sarah Scott (Leinster/St Gerards), Scott Beattie (Sutton Park School), Miles Warren (Alexandra College)
Winner: Sarah Scott
Electric Ireland Club of the Year
Shortlists includes: Cork Harlequins, Greeenfields HC, Avoca HC, Loreto HC, Victorians Ladies HC, Railway Union
Winner: Greenfields Hockey Club
Electric Ireland Youth Club of the Year
Shortlists includes: Loreto HC, Cork Harlequins, Annadale HC, Lisnagarvey HC, Rathgar HC
Winner: Loreto Hockey Club
Developing Club of the Year
Shortlists includes: Athlone HC, Fermoy HC, Rathgar HC, Rainey HC.
Winner: Fermoy Hockey Club
Hockey School of the Year
Shortlists includes: Banbridge Academy, St Gerards Bray, Ursuline Thurles, Alexandra College.
Winner: Ursuline Seconday School Thurles
Samurai Players Player of the Year
Electric Ireland Players Player of the Year
Audrey O' Flynn
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