2015 Ulster Herald Annual Sports Awards launched

It’s almost upon us again! The marquee night in the local sporting calendar is just around the corner and this week we officially launch the 2015 Ulster Herald annual Sports Awards, in association with Main Street.

Tommy Nethery, right, Ulster Herald sports reporter, and Michael McElroy, Director of Main Street, Omagh, official sponsors, this week launch the 2015 Ulster Herald Annual Sports Awards, to be held in Kelly’s Inn, Garvaghy on Saturday March 19th.

Tommy Nethery, right, Ulster Herald sports reporter, and Michael McElroy, Director of Main Street, Omagh, official sponsors, this week launch the 2015 Ulster Herald Annual Sports Awards, to be held in Kelly’s Inn, Garvaghy on Saturday March 19th.

Top stars of all ages from an impressive variety of sports and disciplines will converge on Kelly’s Inn, Garvaghey on Saturday March 19th as we gather to celebrate the sporting achievements of the last twelve months and recall the memorable moments from another phenomenal year of success. The teams and individuals who helped create those magical moments will be among our guests at the gala black tie gala occasion as we recognise and celebrate their outstanding performances. The Awards honour sportsmen and women from Tyrone who have excelled in the local, national and international arena.

Today, the full list of nominees have been published and it’s up to you the readers to vote for your favourites. On the night we will throw the spotlight on all those central figures in the drama and excitement that unfolded on the pitches, courts, roads, tracks and halls in 2015. The overall Sports Personality winner will be chosen from our 12 monthly award winners who were selected throughout the year. The Club of the Year, Team of the Year, Young Team of the Year and School Team of the Year winners will be chosen, with your help from a shortlist of candidates in each category who made an outstanding contribution to sports life locally in the year. On the night we will be presenting our popular Hall of Fame Award, which celebrates the stellar career of an individual within their own particular sport. We also have the Special Achievement Award category which identifies an individual whose selfless endeavours on the sporting front have proven a real inspiration to others.

In addition to recognising the outstanding achievements of the youth in our community, the Herald will again present a Young Sports Personality of the Year prize. And we also have the Recognition Award, which will recognise the fantastic contribution made to sport by athletes and sport people with an intellectual, physical or sensory disability who have overcome major obstacles to be the best they can be.

Watch out in the coming weeks for our list of nominees and make your choice as to who should receive our specially commissioned Awards which will be presented to the winners on the night.

This is one of the top sporting events of the year in Tyrone and if you would like to be a part of it then contact Darren/Mairead at 02882255959.

Tickets are priced at £35 for the black tie event which includes a five-course sit-down meal and entertainment afterwards.