Southside Sports Award Winners
Since its inception in 2008 the Southside and District Sports Awards has grown into a very successful event, growing stronger year by year thanks to the main sponsorship of the Cork International Hotel. Cork International Hotel's strong commitment to community responsibility plays a pivotal role in the staging of the event on a monthly basis.
The sports awards scheme enjoys a huge tradition on the Southside & District of the city with a prime emphasis on catering for every sector of sport within the community.
Cork hurling legend and awards sponsor Gerald McCarthy was recipient of the Hall of Fame Award along with the likes of Mr. Tony Fitzgerald, President of the FAI and UCC’s Dr. Con Murphy, Mr. Pat Bowdren of Wilton United and soccer legend Pat Morley of Cork City FC and former football coach Billy Morgan.
High profile monthly winners included rugby’s Ronan O’Gara, Cork Dual Stars Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley, athlete Rob Heffernan, Ladies Gaelic Footballer the iconic Juliet Murphy, Castlehaven’s John Cleary, Hurling Star Shane O’Neill, World Kick Boxer Lily de la Cour, Martial Arts expert Dylan Fitzgibbon, Ladies Hockey Internationals Yvonne O’Byrne and Cliodhna Sargent from Cork Harlequins, Olympian and medal winner Ms. Olive Loughnane, Olympic Silver Medallists Gary and Paul O'Donovan and former Irish rugby coach Declan Kidney, now Director of Sport and Physical Activity at University College Cork.