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Awards


The Athletic Association of Ireland (AAI) honours the leading juvenile athletes in the country annually. The Matt McGrath Perpetual Cup is awarded to the best athlete (male or female) in the throwing events (Shot, Discus, Hammer and Javelin). Olivia McDonald of St Peter's AC has been the only athlete from County Louth to receive one of these national awards since the formation of the AAI (through the merger of BLÉ and the NACAI) in 2000.

AAI awards for best Irish juvenile athletes
2008 Throws (Matt McGrath Cup) Olivia McDonald

The AAI also honours the leading juvenile athlete in each county annually. St Peter's AC has dominated the awards for County Louth since the formation of the AAI in 2000, winning over half of them (9 out of 17).

AAI awards for best County Louth juvenile athletes
2013 Juvenile Boys & Girls Mark Rogers
2010 Juvenile Boys & Girls Emily Rogers
2009 Juvenile Boys & Girls Emily Rogers
2008 Juvenile Boys & Girls Olivia McDonald
2007 Juvenile Boys & Girls Hilary Kerr
2006 Juvenile Boys & Girls Kevin McManus
2005 Juvenile Boys & Girls Hilary Kerr
2004 Juvenile Boys & Girls Peter McDonald
2002 Juvenile Boys & Girls Peter McDonald

Athletics Leinster also honours the leading athletes in each county annually. Since the formation of the AAI in 2000, St Peter's AC has dominated the awards for juvenile athletes in County Louth, winning almost half (16 out of 34) of these awards.

Athletics Leinster awards for best County Louth athletes
2016 Juvenile Boys Gabriel Bell
2013 Juvenile Boys Mark Rogers
2012 Juvenile Boys Mark Rogers
2011 Juvenile Boys Mark Rogers
2010 Juvenile Girls Emily Rogers
2009 Juvenile Girls Hilary Kerr
2008 Juvenile Girls Hilary Kerr
2007 Juvenile Boys Kevin McManus
Juvenile Girls Hilary Kerr
2006 Juvenile Girls Hilary Kerr
2005 Juvenile Boys Peter McDonald
Juvenile Girls Olivia McDonald
2004 Juvenile Boys Peter McDonald
Juvenile Girls Shauna Martin
2002 Juvenile Boys Peter McDonald
2000 Juvenile Girls Aoife McCarthy

Athletics Leinster presents Outstanding Service awards to people from four of the province's counties each year. Tommy Mulholland of St Peter's AC received one of these awards for 2010.

Athletics Leinster awards for Outstanding Service in County Louth
2010 Outstanding Service Tommy Mulholland

The Deirdre McGrath Mackey Perpetual Trophy is presented to the athlete selected as Athlete of the Meet in the Louth Junior, Senior and Masters' Track and Field Championships. This trophy was first presented in 2008 and the inaugural winner was Olivia McDonald of St Peter's AC.

Deirdre McGrath Mackey Perpetual Trophy
2015 Winner Olivia McDonald
2014 Winner Conor Durnin
2008 Winner Olivia McDonald

The Louth County Board honours its leading juvenile and junior athletes each year. These awards are based on performances in competitions within County Louth. Several of these awards went to St Peter's AC athletes in recent years.

Louth County Board Athlete of the Year awards
2015 U17 to U19 Boys Track & Field Luke Finley
U9 to U11 Boys Cross Country Sean Allen
U9 to U11 Girls Track & Field Niamh Brady
U9 to U11 Girls Cross Country Niamh Brady
2014 Junior Men & Women Conor Durnin
U17 to U19 Boys Track & Field Daniel Finley
U17 to U19 Girls Track & Field Chloe Finley
U12 to U14 Boys Track & Field Gabriel Bell
U9 to U11 Girls Track & Field Niamh Brady
2013 Senior Women Emily Rogers
Junior Men Mark Rogers
U15 to U16 Girls Track & Field Chloe Finley
2012 U15 to U19 Boys Track & Field Daniel Finley
U15 to U19 Girls Track & Field Chloe Finley
2010 U14 to U19 Boys Track & Field Mark Rogers
2009 U14 to U19 Boys Track & Field Mark Rogers
2008 Junior Women Olivia McDonald
U14 to U19 Girls Track & Field Frances Rogers
U8 to U13 Boys Track & Field Mark Rogers
U8 to U13 Boys Cross Country Mark Rogers
2007 Junior Men Kevin McManus
Junior Women Olivia McDonald

Prior to 2008 The Argus newspaper in Dundalk conducted an annual "Sports Star of the Year" poll among its readers. Athletes from St Peter's AC featured strongly in the years leading up tp 2008.

The Argus Sports Star of the Year awards
2007 Nominee Olivia McDonald
2006 Nominee Kevin McManus
2004 Overall Winner Peter McDonald

Prior to 2008 The Dundalk Democrat newspaper, in conjunction with Rehab, organised the annual "County Louth People of the Year" awards. Athletes from St Peter's AC have also featured in these awards in recent years.

County Louth People of the Year awards
2005 Joint Nominees Olivia McDonald & Peter McDonald

From time to time the Mid-Louth / Drogheda Independent newspaper has honoured local sports stars with monthly and yearly awards. Athletes from St Peter's AC have featured strongly in recent years.

Drogheda Independent Sports Star awards
July 2013 Sports Star of the Month Niamh Fussey
2012 Young Sports Star of the Year Emily Rogers
April 2012 Sports Star of the Month Emily Rogers
June 2008 Sports Star of the Month Olivia McDonald

In 2015 the Carroll family presented a cup to St Peter's AC in memory of the late Noel Carroll, who began his outstanding athletics career with the club. This cup is awarded annually to the club's Athlete of the Year.

Noel Carroll Memorial Cup
2016 Athlete of the Year Tom McGrane
2015 Athlete of the Year Katie Murphy