Limerick ace is Irish junior kart champ

Norma Prendiville

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Norma Prendiville

Christopher O'Callaghan receiving the Neil Shanahan Trophy from Liam, father of the late Neil
ASKEATON’S Christopher O’Callaghan was among this year’s top achievers at the Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards when he was named National Junior Kart Champion in the KKF3 Class.

ASKEATON’S Christopher O’Callaghan was among this year’s top achievers at the Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards when he was named National Junior Kart Champion in the KKF3 Class.

Christopher was presented with the Neil Shanahan Memorial Trophy at the awards ceremony at The Marker Hotel in Dublin. Liam Shanahan, father of the late Neil, made the presentation.

Joe Corcoran, president of Motorsport Ireland, described 2013 as an “amazing year for Irish motorsport”.

“We have had champions crowned in Europe, drivers becoming internet phenomena because of spectacular finishes in the USA; brothers battle it out for national championships and the list goes on,” he said. “Today is about recognising these high achievers and identifying the future champions that will compete and win on the world stage for Ireland. With the talent that we are celebrating today I feel that the future for Irish Motorsport is looking very secure.”