We had a runaway winner for the Guy Clothing/Offaly Express Offaly Sports Star of the Month award for February where over 7,000 votes were cast.
Boxer Lauren Hogan claimed 36% of the total vote to claim the honour for February. Lauren, a member of St. Brigid's Boxing Club, cruised to a 5-0 win in the 54kg class at the National Elite Boxing Finals, claiming her third elite title in the process.
Lauren will receive her specially commissioned trophy from Guy Clothing in the coming days and joins our January winner Shane Kinsella as the second contender in the ultimate Offaly Sports Star of the Year award for 2018.
Another Edenderry boxer, Darragh Farrell from St. Joseph's Boxing Club, came second in the voting with 15% of the votes cast. Darragh claimed his fourth Leinster title in a row with a smooth performance in the final in Athy.
Third in the voting was Offaly and Seir Kieran hurler Joe Bergin who also got 15% of the vote but who was just a handful of votes behind Darragh. Irish rugby scrum-half Ailsa Hughes also garnerd 15% of the vote but again was just a handful of votes behind Joe.