The Sports Prizes were awarded at the very end of a lovely day of fun sports events in Wilson’s Hospital School.
One of the most highly anticipated awards is Athlete of the Year. It is awarded to the pupil who shows a great love for a variety of sports and who also demonstrates true dedication and commitment to sport in general while also encouraging others. Lucy was named Girl Athlete of the Year and Ryan was named Boy Athlete of the Year.
Three new awards were presented this year. Mr Michael Finnegan is retiring at the end of this academic year. He has been involved in rugby throughout his years at Wilson’s Hospital School. This season, there was a very strong squad of Form 1 Boys and to encourage this pattern to continue among the future First Years the school decided to introduce a trophy especially for Form 1 Boys and they decided to call it the Michael Finnegan Perpetual Trophy to acknowledge Mr Finnegan’s great dedication to rugby at WHS. Frances and Freddie Butler initiated a beautiful wooden trophy for Junior Endeavour in rugby. Brian O’Driscoll is the only other person to have been presented with one of these unique trophies! From the hockey department a trophy for the Junior Girls Player of the Year was presented in recognition of the success of the team this season and to encourage players at that age.
Unfortunately, time flew by and the presentations had to end to allow pupils to catch buses. The remaining presentations will be made in assembly. It was a lovely end to the Sports Evening and Sports Day activities enjoy so much by everyone. Congratulations to all participants and prize winners.
Prize winners included:
Weafer Mile: Stephen
Girl’s Player of the Year: Roisin
Andrew Dolan Shield for Boys Player of the Year: Stephen
Most Improved Girls Player: Heather
Senior Girls Player of the Year: Hannah
Junior Girls Player of the Year: Emma
M. Finnegan Perpetual Trophy for 1st Year Boys Rugby: Ross
2nd Year Boys Player of the Year: Reuben
Butler Trophy for Junior Rugby Endeavour: Edward
Junior Boys Player of the Year: Oisin
Senior Boys Player of the Year: Alex
Rosemary Maxwell Eager Cup for Girls Player of the Year: Emily
7s Rugby Captain: Mark
Tag Rugby Captain: Jeff
Andrew Claxton Cup for Senior Sporting Endeavour: Aramide
Reg Catchpole Trophy for Junior Sporting Endeavour: Reuben
Junior Player of the Year: Stephen
Senior Team Player of the year: Oscar