Sporting stars honoured at Fermanagh & Omagh Sports Forum Awards

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The Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum Awards, which are organised by the Sports Forum on behalf of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, recognise and celebrate the achievements of athletes and teams from the council district during the year.

The 2016 Awards ceremony took place on Friday 10 February 2017 at the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen.

Sporting talent from across the Fermanagh and Omagh district was celebrated at the 2016 Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum Sports Awards on Friday 10 February 2017 in the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen.

The Awards, which are organised in partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, recognise and celebrate local sports men and women, individuals and teams, for outstanding sporting performance in 2016.

Speaking at the Awards ceremony, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity, said the Sports Awards were an opportunity to honour and mark the achievements of those who have brought distinction to the district and themselves through sporting success.

“Nominees have enjoyed enormous success across a range of sports at regional, provincial, national and international level and I am very impressed at the range of sports from which our nominees are drawn” said Councillor Garrity.

“I am very proud of you all and the success you have brought, not only to yourselves and your clubs or schools, but also to our district. You are great ambassadors for the Fermanagh and Omagh district and as Council Chairperson, I would like to convey the Council’s gratitude to you, on behalf of the people of the area,” she added.

Councillor Garrity also paid tribute to sports coaches who play a pivotal role in the success of the district’s sporting stars and noted that many of the Sports Awards nominees have benefited from the Council’s grants programme or from making use of the Council’s sports facilities.

Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum, Bernie Fox, added:

“Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum was delighted with the number of nominations received for the 2nd Annual Sports Awards. The Sports Forum takes great pleasure in seeing our sports clubs and individual athletes achieving success at all levels. I wish all our Sports Awards nominees continued success in their chosen sport in 2017 and beyond.”

Winners at the 2016 Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum Sports Awards were:

Juvenile Sports Personality of the Year (Joint)
Clara Daly, Show Jumping

Ryan McNelis, Golf

Omagh’s Maia Monaghan receives his Joint Young Sports Personality of the Year award for Surfing achievements from Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum, Bernie Fox and Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity.

Junior Sports Personality of the Year (Joint)
Antoin Fox, Handball

Maia Monaghan, Surfing

Senior Sports Personality of the Year
Holly Nixon, Rowing

Junior Sports Team of the Year
Enniskillen Gaels GAA U14s, Gaelic Football

Senior Sports Team of the Year
Tyrone GAA Men’s Team, Gaelic Football

Coach of the Year
Tommy Farrell, Athletics

Community Coach of the Year
Denzil McDaniel, Soccer

Disability Coach of the Year
Joe Graham, Fermanagh Lakers Boccia Team

Service to Sport Award
Kenny Boylan, Cycling

Bovelle Hamilton, Omagh RDA

Outstanding Achievement Award
Tim Shiels, Athletics

Loughmacrory’s Antoin Fox receives his Joint Young Sports Personality of the Year award for GAA Handball achievements from Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum, Bernie Fox

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