At the 42nd People of the Year Awards held recently, Eve McCrystal who hails from Dundalk, was amongst one of the Awardees at the event.
The Awards event, organized by Rehab, was broadcast live on RTE One on Saturday night from Citywest Hotel, Dublin.
Alongside the Paralympic medalists, McCrystal received a Sports Person of the Year Award for their incredible success in the Rio Paralympic Games held in Brazil.
Their performance at the competition was adjudged to be one of the finest ever put up by any Irish team as they carted home four gold, four silver and three bronze, making it a total of 11 medals.
A team of Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal had won a gold medal in the 33km race and in the road race, they came off with a silver medal.
International soccer legend, Robbie Keane was among the other winners on the night. Paul and Gary O’Donovan, Olympic Rowers were equally honored for their Olympic success.
The CEO of Rehab Group and Chairperson of the Awards Adjudication Panel, Mo Flynn had said,
“We are delighted to organize the People of the Year Awards for the 42nd year, and are honored to share the stories of this year’s winners with the nation.
“These awards give us the opportunity to acknowledge our heroes from communities across the country and from abroad, whose stories and achievements inspire everyone around them.
“With nominations for each winner coming from the people of Ireland, these truly are the ‘People’s Awards’ and reflect all that is good about our society.
“We congratulate tonight’s winners, and all of the previous winners from the past four decades on their achievements and successes.’’
Graeme McDowell, Brendan O’Carroll, Seamus Heaney, Joanne O’Riordan, Rory McIlroy, and a few others have also won the awards previously.