Rhys McClenaghan was named the Gymnast of the Year on Saturday night at the 2019 Gymnastics Ireland National Awards in partnership with Marsh Ireland.
McClenaghan made history the previous weekend by securing Irelands first podium finish at a World Gymnastics Championships, winning bronze on the pommel in Stuttgart.
Other winners on Saturday included Jane Heffernan and Meg Ryan, Ireland’s first World Cup medallists in the Women’s Artistic discipline, who won the Rising Star Award.
The night saw an array of gymnastic stars, VIPs and over 200 guests celebrating another huge year for the sport at the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane in Dublin.
“This was another huge year with record growth in membership and participants in our national events programme topped off with Rhys McClenaghan securing our first world medal – what a year,” said Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher.
The National Awards is an event designed to reward all those stand out performers and contributors to the sport of Gymnastics throughout the year.
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