Locals lead the way in sports awards

Dromore girl Kerri McDonald has been nominated for Sportswoman of the Year. Pic: Presseye
Dromore girl Kerri McDonald has been nominated for Sportswoman of the Year. Pic: Presseye
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The Banbridge District is leading the way in the nominations for the inaugural Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Senior Sports Awards.

Amongst the local poeple nominated are:

Banbridge Coach Mark Tumilty has been nominated for Coach of the Year. Pic: Presseye

Banbridge Coach Mark Tumilty has been nominated for Coach of the Year. Pic: Presseye

Sports Person with a Disability - Niall McVeigh (Badminton), Jill Connery (Golf); Sportswoman of the Year - Kerri McDonald (Hockey), Natalie Kane (Motorcross); Sportsman of the Year - Craig McCreery (Archery), Mark Nesbitt (Archery), Gareth McKee (Cycling), Sean McIntyre (Cycling), Eugene Magee (Hockey), Russell White (Triathlon); Senior Team of the Year - Dunbarton Bowling Club – Triples Team, All Saints Tullylish – Quartet Team, Banbridge Hockey Club – Men’s 1st XI, Ballela Senior Hurling Team; Senior Coach of the Year - Mark Tumilty (Hockey); Female Coach of the Year - Nicola McKiverigan (Cycling); Service to Sport - Frank Mulligan (Ballyvally Archery Club); Kevin Broderick (Banbridge & Rathfriland Karate Club); Ian Boyce (Banbridge Golf Club); Volunteer - Noel McSherry (Banbridge Golf Club), Kyle Morgan (Banbridge & Rathfriland Karate Club) and Club Innovation - Banbridge Cycling Club, Annaclone GAC.

Leading retail outlet Rushmere Shopping Centre will be the main sponsor for the celebration of local sporting achievement which will take place on Friday 4 March in the Seagoe Hotel, Portadown.

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Darryn Causby said: “I am delighted to welcome Rushmere on board as headline sponsor for our first Senior Sports Awards.

“We have received a large number of nominations, all of which are of a very high standard, which is without doubt a reflection of the excellent sporting calibre within the Borough. I would like to thank all those that took time to nominate and congratulate those shortlisted. I am very much looking forward to what promises to be a great night.”

Gareth McKee has been nominated for Sportsman of the Year. INBL1530-218EB

Gareth McKee has been nominated for Sportsman of the Year. INBL1530-218EB