Sporting talent celebrated at 2018 Fermanagh & Omagh Sports Forum Sports Awards

5th March 2019

Sporting talent from across the Fermanagh and Omagh district was celebrated at the 2018 Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum Sports Awards on Friday 1 March 2019 at the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen.

Organised in partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, the awards recognise and celebrate local sports men and women, individuals and teams, for outstanding sporting performance in 2018.

Speaking at the Awards ceremony, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton congratulated all nominees on their sporting achievements and acknowledged the contribution made by sports coaches to their success.

“Any of the nominees in each category would be a worthy winner. This year’s nominees include Ulster, Irish, British, European and World Champions as well as sportsmen and women who have achieved international representative honours. This is a powerful endorsement of the quality of coaching which is available locally both in various clubs and within schools and it is particularly gratifying that many of our nominees have benefited from using facilities either provided by the Council or have received Council funding.

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 Chairman and first citizen of the district, I am delighted and honoured to convey the Council’s gratitude to you, on behalf of the people of the area”.

Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum, Bernie Fox, said;

“Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum was delighted with the number of nominations received for the 4th 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 2019 and beyond.”

Winners at the 2018 Fermanagh and Omagh Sports Forum Sports Awards were:

Juvenile Sports Personality of the Year: Jamie Lyons // Motorcycling

Junior Sports Personality of the Year: Makenna Chadwick // Archery and Mairead Fox // Handball

Senior Sports Personality of the Year: Shirley McCay // Hockey and Neamh Woods // GAA and Netball

Junior Sports Team of the Year: Enniskillen Gaels GAA

Senior Sports Team of the Year: Enniskillen Rangers F.C. and Tyrone GAA Ladies

Coach of the Year: Michael Kerr // Enniskillen Rangers F.C.

Disability Coach of the Year: Chloe Hamilton // Lakeland Special Olympics Club Kayakers

Outstanding Achievement: Peter Dolan // Run for Enda and Lakeland Special Olympics Club Kayakers

Service to Sport: Davy and Carmel Wheeler // Lisnaskea Rovers F.C.