Hall of Fame winner John King had an admirer in two-time World Cross-country champion John Treacy who felt that the Drumshanbo Vocational School team epitomised what sport should be about.
Asked about the event, John said “It is a nice night, it is what you want to see, it is great to see it. We had all walks of life there, it was great to see the Volleyball coach John King honoured after 40 years.
“I think John would represent a lot of people who are involved in sport in Leitrim, dedicated, putting their heart and soul and mind into it and encouraging people to be involved in sport, children to be involved and very importantly, making it enjoyable.”
The other award winners on the night were:
Senior: Gerard O’Donnell & Eanna Madden (Carrick-on-Shannon AC)
Juvenile: Dearbhla Rooney (Sean McDermott BC & Glencar/Manorhamilton Ladies GFC)
Men’s Team: Aughawillan Senior Men
Ladies Team: Leitrim Senior Ladies GFA team
Juvenile Team: Leitrim Minor Men Gaelci Football
Special Achievement: Liam Feely (North Leitrim AC)
Volunteer: Gerry Ballantine (St. Patrick’s Dromahair Ladies & Men teams)
Best Sports School: Ballinamore Community School.
Unsung Hero Award: Seamus Browne (Mohill)
Hall of Fame: John King
Overall: Conor Hession (Carrigallen)