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Sailing's Bateman Brothers Win Cork City & County Youth Sport Award

19th December 2019
Nine-year-old Olin Bateman collects his award from the judges Nine-year-old Olin Bateman collects his award from the judges

Youth Sailing duo Chris and Olin Bateman have been awarded November's Cork City and County Youth Sports Award at The Metropole Hotel in Cork City this week.

The Royal Cork and Monkstown Bay sailors were honoured for their win of Irish Sailing's Junior All Ireland Sailing Championships in Schull in October.

Among the gathering at the Metropole were Joe Kavanagh Deputy Lord Mayor, Deputy County Mayor Cllr. Audrey Buckley and Cllr. Marcia D’Alton.

Speaking at the ceremony Sponsor John Buckley of John Buckley Sports, said: “we are here to honour two brothers with a number of firsts for these awards".

It was the first time the scheme had awarded brothers, the first time it had honoured someone so young and it was also the first time the sport of sailing had been recognised.

Olin accepted the award on behalf of himself and his older brother who is currently away sailing a 49er skiff in Villamoura during his Christmas school holidays.

 DSC4155Deputy County Mayor Cllr. Audrey Buckley, John Buckley Award Sponsor, Olin Bateman, Roger Russell Gen Manager of the Metropole Hotel (main sponsor) and Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Joe Kavanagh

Published in Youth Sailing Team

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