Oisin McGurk wins the prestigious Sky Sports Living ‘Sport Student of the Year for Northern Ireland’

Posted on 03rd July 2017 | NewsAwards

Sky Sports Living ‘Sport Student of the Year for Northern Ireland’ Oisin McGurk

On Friday 9th June more than 100 inspirational students, teachers and Athlete Mentors attended the Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards at Twickenham.

The day was held at the home of rugby, where Sky  Sports Pundit and World Champion boxer, Johnny Nelson kicked off the day’s events and led a full day of activities and celebrations alongside twenty amazing Athlete Mentors. 

​Of course, it wouldn’t have been a day at Twickenham without everyone getting involved in a spot of Rugby. After a quick game at the famous stadium the winners of the 11 different Awards were announced. This year the categories  included three special Awards which recognise students, teachers and Athlete Mentors who have gone above and beyond to inspire others during the past 14 years of Sky Sports Living for Sport. 

Oisin pictured at the Home of Rugby where he collected his award
Oisin pictured at the Home of Rugby where he collected his award
Oisin pictured with his Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards at Twickenham
Oisin pictured with his Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards at Twickenham

The judges this year had a particularly tricky job as so many hard-working, inspirational individuals were shortlisted for the various Awards.

The judges this year had a particularly tricky job as so many hard-working, inspirational individuals were shortlisted for the various Awards. 

The Awards were presented from the Royal Box and St. Mary’s Grammar pupil Oisin McGurk was delighted to receive the accolade of Student of the Year for Northern Ireland

Oisin was inspired, by Athlete Mentor Michael McKillop, to join the NI Cerebral Palsy junior soccer squad, hoping to represent Ireland at the Paralympics 2024.

Congratulations again to Oisin and all involved! Sky Sports News were reporting live from the awards and Game Changers were filming for the Sky Sports Living for Sport Celebration show that will be aired in July on Sky Sports Mix. 

Oisin went to Twickenham to collect his award
Oisin went to Twickenham to collect his award