The hugely successful Irish Olympic boxing coach Billy Walsh is to be the special guest at the 37th Donegal Sports Star Awards function which takes place on Friday, January 25th in the Mount Errigal Hotel.
Walsh was head coach to Olympic Silver Medalist John Joe Nevin and Bronze Medalist Michael Conlon in the London Summer Olympics. Walsh was also a key figure in Katie Taylor’s Olympic Gold success.
The Wexford man has been head coach with the “High Performance Boxing Unit’ for a number of years and the return on that investment has been phenomenal with the Irish also picking up three medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Just last week his native County Council honoured him with the ‘Freedom of Wexford’.
The Sports Star committee is delighted that Walsh has accepted the invitation to be their special guest and he follows a list of top names that have attended the Donegal County Council sponsored awards in recent years.
Friday deadline for nominations
This Friday, November 23rd is the deadline date for nominations for the Donegal Sports Star awards. As we go into the final week the organizing committee is now asking all sporting organizations to submit their nominations for individual and team awards by this Friday evening. Nominations can be done online from the nominations page and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing a simple nomination form, which can be downloaded and posted to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton.
Those not using on-line can simply post their nominations to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton Please note that the Hall of Fame winner has already been selected by the adjudicating committee so no nominations are required in this category. In order to be eligible for the non-school awards the achievements of nominees must have taken place during the 2012 calendar year. For primary and secondary schools it is the academic year September 2011 to June 2012. For further details visit www.donegalsportsstarawards.ie.