The Westmeath Examiner Sport Stars of the Year Awards took place in the Mullingar Park Hotel on 30th January 2009. The Mullingar Park Hotel played a role of immense significance in the ceremony, and the Westmeath Examiner is indebted to proprietor Josephine Hughes, and all the staff of the hotel, for their hard work in ensuring that the Awards night was one for all to enjoy, and to remember.
For a list of the monthly winners please see below
January- Martin Fagan-Athletics
February-John Joe Nevin-Boxing
March- John Joe Joyce-Boxing
April- Michael Ennis-Gaelic Football
May- Martin Flanagan-Gaelic Football
June- Des Dolan-Gaelic Football
Gary Connaughton and Des Dolan pictured after the Westmeath’s victory over Dublin in the national Football League Division 2 final last April.
July- Michael O’Grady-Golf
August- Ruth Robinson-Eventing
October- John Keane -Gaelic football
November- Brendan Murtagh-Hurling
December- Mullingar Harriers Athletic club
Pictured at the Leinster cross country championships in Wicklow in October were the boys U18 team. From left, James Eagle, Shane Boggs, Zack Halford, Michael Hannon, Warren Walsh and Vincent Connolly.
Sports Person of the Year-Brendan Murtagh-Hurling
Hall of Fame- Albert Lee (Golf)
Albert Lee, extreme left, back row, pictured with members of the Irish Senior amateur Golf team on their return from capturing the European Team Championships.