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SOCCER: Mountjoy Utd U18s

MOUNTJOY United’s under-18s certainly seemed to enjoy cup competitions in 2017. The made club history by capturing the Lowry Corry Cup for the first time after defeating Fivemiletown United 2-1 in the showpiece final at Ferney Park. Goals by Luke Stockdale and man of the match Joshua Graham secured a memorable and thoroughly deserved victory for Alan Nesbitt’s side to cap a super season that saw them reach the semi-finals of the Northern Ireland-wide Harry Cavan Cup, only to lose out to Ballinamallard United.

GAA: Tyrone Under-17s

While August 27th was a fairly bleak day for Tyrone Seniors at Croke Park, with their heavy loss to Dublin, the signs earlier in the day at Jones Road were a lot more encouraging for the future of football in the Red Hand County. The very first All-Ireland Under-17 competition was won in devestating fashion by Tyrone against Roscommon, the occasion lit up by a superb goal from Darragh Canavan at the Hill End. Having also annexed the Ulster League and Ulster Championship earlier in the season, Collie Holmes young charges were unstoppable throughout the whole of 2017.

SWIMMING: Strule Dolphins

Individually and collectively Strule Dolphins swimmers are constantly breaking new ground. Personal bests are a regular occurrance at their regular Provincial Towns League galas, while six local youngster also qualified for the PTL North area team, and it’s the same at the prestigious Swim Ulster Development meets, where an increased number of Dolphins swimmers compete. And while impressive individual results were a regular occurrance in 2017, so too were the club’s team results as they earned promotion to division three of the PTL following a stellar season in the pool.

GAA: Errigal Ciaran Minor Girls

Christmas came early for the Dunmoyle girls when in mid-December they turned on the heat to power past Armagh champions Clann Eireann 2-13 to 3-8 and clinch a first Ulster Ladies Minor Club Championship title for the club. It was a solid and at times spectacular team performance and spoke volumes for their perserverance and patience having had to wait four months from the conclusion of their successful Tyrone campaign for the provincial series to kick in. Having missed out on the Ulster crown in the past, this breakthrough success was particularly sweet.

ATHLETICS: Omagh Harriers

Omagh Harriers junior set-up has long been the envy of many clubs in the Province as quality runners are developed at an impressive rate. And in 2017 the local conveyor belt of talent continued and as did the results they delivered, including a silver team medal at the Ulster Senior Cross-country Championships, thanks to the efforts on the course of Toni Moore, Aideen Casey, Morgan Owens and Enya Haigney, along with their coach Conor Moore, who is at the centre of all the juniors’ successes.

Please note: One vote per IP address. Your vote does not determine the overall winner but helps create awareness of the shortlisted nominees.

Deadline for public view is: 10am, Monday 19th February 2018
Final voting deadline is: 10am, Friday 23rd February 2018.

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