The Gymnastics Ireland National Awards in partnership with Marsh took place on Saturday 20th November in recognition of all the efforts of clubs, stand out gymnasts and contributors to the sport throughout the challenging times of 2020/2021.

Rhys McClenaghan was named the 2021 Gymnast of the Year after a historic summer where he secured the first ever Olympic final in gymnastics for Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Other winners of the night included the 2021 Rising Star Lily Russell from DP Gymnastics Club, Coach of the Year International Sally Batley as well as Special Recognition Awards for gymnasts Meg Ryan, Emma Slevin, Adam Steele, Ryan Devine, Daniel Fox, Ewan McAteer and Michael O’Neil for standout performances on the international circuit.

The night saw an array of gymnastic stars, VIPs and over 150 guests celebrating another huge year for the sport at the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane in Dublin. It was hosted by Joanne Murphy and the evening was captured by Hello Deer Media for today’s Sport for Business Daily Video.


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One week later and it might not have made it, but it is always important to remember and recognise the achievements of a year, or two, gone by and great to see people sitting and smiling together in doing so.



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