Mary Geaney’s Outstanding Contribution to Sport Awarded in Dublin

Mary Geaney (second from right) at the Castleisland Community College hosted afternoon tea for the wider college support group with, from left: Rosarie O’Connor, Angela Ring-O’Donoghue, Annette O’Donoghue, Doreen Killington, Sheila Hannon, Mary Walsh and Sheila Crowley.  Photograph: John Reidy

Castleisland’s Mary Geaney was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Sport 2019 Award at The Irish Times/Sport Ireland ceremony at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin yesterday.

It’s probably the only award that the all-round sportswoman hasn’t already been honoured with and probably because it wasn’t there up to now.

65 International Hockey Caps

A multi-honoured Gaelic footballer and camogle player and captain for her native Kerry and Cork respectively, Mary also played hockey for Ireland to the tune of 65 caps.

She was also an excellent badminton player and is currently gracing the golf courses of Kerry and beyond.

Get The Irish Times Lowdown

To get the complete lowdown on the awards and Mary’s high profile fellow recipients, please Click on the link here for The Irish Times account of the ceremony: