Charlie O’Donovan Is The Cork City Sports Athlete Of The Month For February

After a break of over six months, the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month Awards resumed with the recipients for February, March and April receiving their presentations at The River Lee hotel.

Liam O’Brien, Technical Director of the Cork City Sports and one of the selectors, said it was under very unusual circumstances due to the little activity that had taken place since March that it was possible to honour the people present. He praised Cork City Sports Chairman, Tony O’Connell, saying he was very keen in continuing the monthly awards which have now been on the go for over a dozen years.

Charlie O’Donovan  received the Athlete of the Month Award for February. Running at the David Hemery Invitational indoor meet at Boston University, Charlie dipped under the magical four-minute barrier to win the one mile race. His time of 3.58.95 means Charlie now joins an illustrious list of Irish sub-four-minute milers and more importantly now takes the Leevale SUB4  group to five, Marcus O’Sullivan, Mark Carroll, Ken Nason, Ciaran O’Lionard and Charlie O’Donovan.  Charlie is extremely fortunate to have coaches Marcus O’Sullivan and Ken Nason taking care of his progress.