2014 – Sports Awards Introduction

TEENAGE sensation Sommer Lecky was left jumping for joy after being crowned the 2014 Ulster Herald Sports Personality of the Year at Kelly’s Inn on Friday evening.

Sommer Lecky is presented with the Ulster Herald Sports Personality of the Year award from Ciara Grogan of sponsor Main Street and Nigel McDonagh, editor of Ulster Herald.  PHOTO: Jude Browne

Sommer Lecky is presented with the Ulster Herald Sports Personality of the Year award from Ciara Grogan of sponsor Main Street and Nigel McDonagh, editor of Ulster Herald. PHOTO: Jude Browne

The stunned 14-year-old became the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious accolade following a sensational 12 months during which the Castlederg high jumper struck gold in the U17 Ulster and Irish Schools Championships and the Irish Juvenile Championship.

In doing so the promising young athlete smashed a 26-year-old club record, registered a number personal bests as well as representing Ire- land at a Home Nations Championships in Cardiff. Sommer has continued to raised the bar to a staggering 1.75m and has marked her- self as one for the future.

The Young Sports Personality honour went to young Leeds United and Northern Ireland footballer Robbie McDaid while Dan McCaffrey was the latest Tyrone legend to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of his amazing exploits as a GAA and soccer player during the 1950s and 1960s.

Omagh Accies stalwart Jimmy Carberry picked up the Contribution to

Sport award, Omagh St Enda’s were named Senior Team of the Year while the club honour went to history making Ulster Cup winners Newtownstewart Golf Club.

St Patrick’s PS Newtownstewart walked off with the School of the Year gong, Breacach handballers were selected Youth Team of the Year while Paul Gordon proved a popular winner in the Special Recognition category.

The 15th annual awards were again sponsored by Main Street Omagh with The Crosshill Gallery, Lairdesign, Cavanagh Kelly, Domino’s, JMG Systems, Hamilton’s Spar, Barry Fox Solicitors sponsoring individual categories.