John King wins Sports Star Hall of Fame Award

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Long serving volleyball coach John King joins a select group of Leitrim sports heroes after he has been awarded the 2014 Leitrim Sports Star Hall of Fame Award.

Long serving volleyball coach John King joins a select group of Leitrim sports heroes after he has been awarded the 2014 Leitrim Sports Star Hall of Fame Award.

The popular Drumshanbo Vocational School teacher will receive the Hall of Fame award at the Leitrim Sports Star Awards in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday, November 29, at which this year’s sporting achievements will be recognised.

For the past number of weeks the people of Leitrim have been submitting nominations for the Leitrim Sports Star Awards in ten different categories and the standard was so high that in some categories up to six nominees were included by our panel of judges.

Special guests on the night will be seven time All-Ireland medal winner Eoin Larkin from Kilkenny and Olympic silver medalist, two time World Cross-country champion and Irish Sports Council CEO John Treacy.

The overall winner of the Leitrim Sports Person of the Year Award will be chosen from one of the shortlisted nominees (See right).

Congratulations to each and every one on being nominated for a Leitrim Sports Star Award, your dedication and hard work in sport is being recognised.

Each winner will receive a specially handcrafted award, crafted by a Leitrim artist presented by each of our generous sponsors.

A special night of celebration is planned by Leitrim Sports Partnership with a 4 course meal being served, followed by the awards. MC for the evening will be Shannonside radio’s very own sports reporter John Lynch.

Should anyone wish to come along to support the nominees and enjoy what promises to be an excellent night of celebration you can purchase a ticket for € 35 online at www.leitrimsports.ie or by calling Leitrim Sports Partnership on 071 9650498 or emailing us on sports@leitrimcoco.ie

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their generous support – Leitrim County Council, The Landmark Hotel, Cora Systems, Bradley Clinic, Leitrim Development Company, Aura Leitrim Leisure, Leitrim County Enterprise Board, Woodies DIY, KPF Sports Ground Contracts and Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens