Connacht Awards 2023 for Sligo

Sligo Athletic Club was among the clubs honoured when the final Connacht Athletics 2022 Awards were announced formally this morning.

The Fr Kevin Ryle Award for the officials of the year was a joint award shared between three long-time stalwarts of the sport who have ensured the starts of all races within Connacht have been of an exceptionally high standard.

Congratulations to Michael O’Hart (Sligo), Eamon O’Donnell and Oliver Geraghty (GCH) for their years of loyal service to the cause of Connacht Athletics.

The Connacht Athletics Hall of Fame Award was presented posthumously to popular former National Champion and well-known long-time athletics official Ray Flynn (Sligo), who sadly passed well before his time on the drive home from the National Road Relays in April.

Ray was ever-present at the finish line of all Connacht and National Championship events and will be sadly missed by all who knew him and worked with him.

For all the winners, see

Congrats to all award winners, and thanks to Pierce O’Callaghan & everyone involved across the Connacht clubs for nominating, voting and sharing generously in a wonderfully good-natured & positive process.