2013-10-14 11:18:16 - Twin brothers Jamie and Jason Harty from Rathkeale, who both claimed European boxing silver medals in August, have been named as the latest winners of the Performance in Sport Award.
The Rathkeale Boxing Club members reached the finals of their respective weight categories before losing out to Russian opponents at the 2013 EUBC European Schoolboys Boxing Championships Finals in the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. The Harty twins were among 10 Irish medallists at the championships.
Sponsored by Limerick-based first aid and medical device specialists Fleming Medical in conjunction with Limerick Sports Partnerships, the Performance in Sport Award was launched in early 2013 to recognise the valuable contribution made by sporting clubs and organisations to community life throughout Limerick.
CLLSP Coordinator, Phelim Macken said: “Jamie and Jason are very dedicated to the sport and put in the hard work during the very fine weather this summer when others enjoyed the sunshine. The
future is bright for these boys because they work so hard both in and out of the gym. I want to pay tribute to their coach Gavin Healy who played a significant role in their awards successes during August.”
Open to all 700 clubs in Limerick City and County, the winners of the monthly award are decided by a committee made up of LSP staff and Fleming Medical staff. At the end of the year the monthly winners will be invited to the County Limerick Local Sports Partnership (CLLSP) annual awards ceremony where the sporting performance of the year will win an AED (provided by Fleming Medical) worth €2400, an AED training evening for 8 people worth €600 and a perpetual trophy.
Previous winners of the Award include Limerick Lakers U17 Boys Basketball Team (July), Leah Maunsell of Team Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Club (June), Limerick City Gymnastics Club (May), Richmond RFC (April) Catholic Institute Athletic Club Men’s seconds hockey team (March) and athlete Ed Valetka from Kilfinane (February).
For further information on the Monthly Performance in Sport Award visit www.cllsp.ie, www.limerickcitysports.ie, www.flemingmedical.ie, or email firstname.lastname@example.org