On a night designed to recognise and reward sporting excellence, stars of the past and the future gathered in the magnificent Mullingar Park Hotel on Friday night last, February 1 for the inaugural Mullingar Park Hotel sponsored Westmeath Sports Stars of the Year 2007.
Almost on the stroke of midnight, the event`s excellent compere, RTE presenter, Colm Murray opened the all important envelope to reveal that Mullingar Harriers athlete, Martin Fagan, the winner of the Sports Star of the Month for July, had claimed the overall award and as he made his way to the presentation podium, a packed audience rose to applaud him.
For a list of the monthly winners see below
February-St. Joseph`s, Rochfortbridge-Basketball
April-Mary Hughes-Scor na nOg
September-Ruth Kearney-Westmeath Ladies Football
October-Denis Glennon-Gaelic Football
November-Liz Quinn-Pitch and Putt
December-David Corroon, Niall Masterson, Brian Murray, John Paul Shaw, Shane Heffernan and Sean Keenan-Summer Games (part of the Irish Team)
Sports Person of the Year-Martin Flanagan
Hall of Fame-Paddy Flanagan
Young Sports Person of the Year-Mark Flanagan
The 2007 Mullingar Park Hotel Westmeath Sports Stars
At back, from left, Paul Greville, David Keane, representing his brother, Cathal, Cian Flynn, Frank Mulrennan, Celtic Media Group, David Glennon, Martin Fagan, Shane Heffernan, Niall Masterson, John Paul Shaw, Brian Murray, Sean Keenan, Mark Flanagan, Aonghus Clarke and John FitzSimons, Sports Editor, Westmeath Examiner. In front, from left, David Corroon, Sarah Mescall, Paddy Flanagan, Mary Hughes, Josephine Hughes, Mullingar Park Hotel, Eilis Ryan, Editor, Westmeath Examiner, Ruth Kearney, Liz Quinn and John Heslin.