Sporting success in 2019 recognised at Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum Sports Awards

16th December 2020

Oustanding Achievement Award   Shirley McCay

Sporting talent from across the Fermanagh and Omagh district who had attained significant sporting success in 2019 was celebrated virtually at the 2019 Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum Sports Awards recently.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2019 awards ceremony due to be held in March 2020, was postponed.

The organisers took the decision to complete the awards for 2019 and over the past week, the winners the various category winners have been unveiled on the Council’s social media channels.

Speaking about the awards, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Diana Armstrong said:

“I am once astonished and humbled by the level of success achieved by our sportsmen and women from across the district and across such a diverse range of sports in 2019. This year the nominees encompassed a total of 18 different sports and to have that level of success across such a wide variety of sporting disciplines, speaks volumes for the ability of the athletes, the quality of the coaching they receive and the facilities to which they have access.

Each of the nominees have been wonderful ambassadors for their schools and clubs, their coaches, their district and their families. I am confident that like us, they are immensely proud of them.

Sadly, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum were not able to honour them as they would have done their predecessors in previous years. However that in no way diminishes their accomplishments and I would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees in each category.”

The Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum Sports Awards are organised by Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum in partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and the awards recognise and celebrate local sports men and women, individuals and teams, for outstanding sporting performance in 2019.

Winners at the 2019 Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum Awards were:

 

Juvenile Sports Personality of the Year (Joint):      Gary McAleer, Handball                                                                                                                                                        April McGuigan, Wresting

Junior Sports Personality of the Year:                         Molly Curran, Athletics

Senior Sports Personality of the Year:                         Denise Toner, Athletics

Junior Sports Team of the Year:                                     St Michael’s College, Enniskillen, Hogan Cup                                                                                                                 winners     (Colleges GAA)

 

Senior Sports Team of the Year:                                     Enniskillen Rugby Football Club,                                                                                                                                       Ulster Towns Cup Champions

Coach of the Year:                                                                  Dom Corrigan, St Michael’s College, Enniskillen,                                                                                                           Hogan Cup winning coach

Disability Coach of the Year (Joint):                             Conall Kelly, Omagh Spires Special                                                                                                                                   Olympics Club

Philippa Bennett, Lakeland Special Olympics                                                                                                                 Club/Erne Paddlers

Outstanding Achievement (Joint):                                Shirley McKay, Hockey                                                                                                                                                         Lee Johnston, Motorsport,                                                                                                                                                   Enniskillen Lakelanders ASC, Swimming

 

Service to Sport (Joint):                                                     Jack Reid, Rugby                                                                                                                                                                    Francis Shaw, Athletics

Special Recognition Award                                               The late George Elliott (Association Football)