Saturday 19 January 2019

Sporting honours for garda colleagues

Garda Eve McCrystal
Garda Eve McCrystal

Two gardai at the same station will be presented with prestigious awards at a special ceremony tonight for their sporting achievements last year.

Gda Eve McCrystal and her colleague Paul McLaughlin will receive the honours at the Coiste Siamsa Garda Sports Star Awards in Cork.

They are among nine gardai, including Mayo GAA stars David Clarke and Colm Boyle, who will be honoured.


There will be much back-slapping in Ballybay Garda Station in Co Monaghan where Eve and Paul are based.

Eve and her partner Katie-George Dunlevy had major success at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Ostend, Belgium.

They claimed gold in both the time trial and the road race before winning gold and silver medals at the Rio Paralympic Games.

Paul is a Fifa-qualified referee and was voted referee of the year in the League of Ireland in 2016.

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