Fr. Manning Medal

Fr. Seán Manning was on the staff of St. Mel’s between 1933 and 1948. As St. Mel’s trainer from 1936 to 1948 he became a legend in the world of College GAA, winning 11 Leinster Senior Titles in those 13 years and one All Ireland in 1948. He died in September 1964 in Dublin, a day after attending the All Ireland Final. A year later a fund was established in the College in order to give an annual award to be known as “The Father Manning Prize”. The winning student is selected on the basis of progress at all games, for sportsmanship and an active interest shown in the common good of student life. From the beginning in 1965 the “Fr, Manning” became a prestigious and much coveted award.

We have a few gaps in our history of Fr. Manning Medal winners. If you can recall any names to help us we would appreciate it if you could email the school so we can update our information.

Fr Manning Medal Recipients

2015      Peter Hanley

2014      Desmond Reynolds

2013       Adrian Duffy

2012       Damien Bennett

2011       Morgan Kelly

2010       Mark Hughes

2009       John Keegan

2008       Kevin Diffley

2007       Padraic Gill

2006       Steven Ormsby

2005       David O’Connor

2004       Peter Foy

2003       Adrian Murphy

2002       Vincent Byrne

2001       Kevin Smith

2000       Michael Magan

1999       Dominic Glennon

1998       Shane Carroll

1997       Willie Skelly

1996

1995        Shane McGettigan

1994        Conor Kennelly

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

1987

1986

1985        Michael Murtagh

1984

1983

1982       Declan Rowley

1981

1980

1979

1978       Frank Kennedy

1977       Jimmy Ward

1976       Joe Reynolds

1975       Michael Casey

1974       Nicholas McHugh

1973

1972

1971

1970       Maxi Mc Grath

1969       Peter Burke

1968       Michael O Rourke

1967

1966

1965

1964

1963

1962

1961

1960