Sports Awards Header

Senior Team of the Year Award


Award Sponsor


Tummery Athletic FC (Soccer)

Dromore side Tummery ended a 12-year wait by clinching the coveted Fermanagh & Western Mulhern Cup for the fourth time with a 2-0 extra-time victory over Enniskillen Town United at Ferney Park. After Town had a man sent off, Athletic made their numerical advantage count in extra-time with goals from Ruairi Sludden and Emmett McNabb. The occasion was particularly memorable for skipper Paddy Molloy. It was his first Mulhern Cup winners’ medal having been a member of the Tummery teams who were bridesmaids in the F&W FA’s premier knockout tournament in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Tattyreagh St Patrick’s GFC (Gaelic Football)

They say lightning never strikes twice, but in a way it did in Tattyreagh and everyone involved with the club was delighted it did. A year on from making the step back into the Intermediate ranks after sealing the Tyrone Junior Championship title against Clogher, the Tatts repeated the trick in the higher grade 12 months later. Their victory over Augher in the Intermediate decider meant a seat at the top table and Senior Football in Tyrone for the first time in nearly 50 years, due reward for the progressive and ambitious steps they have taken both on and off the pitch in recent years.

Tyrone Ladies GFC (Gaelic Football)

Tyrone senior ladies bounced back from the heartbreak of defeat in the All-Ireland Final of 2017 to Tipperary to go one better 12 months later. Using the pain of that reverse to push themselves on, Gerry Moane’s girls, led by captain marvel Neamh Woods, again annexed the Ulster crown with relative ease before marching on to Croke Park, keen to erase those memories from a year earlier in the All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Final. And they did that in style, hammering Meath 6-8 to 1-14 in the bright sunshine to clinch the Mary Quinn Cup in some style,and with it promotion to the Senior grade.

Ardstraw Ladies Bowls (Bowling)

Ardstraw Indoor Bowling Club’s ladies triples team enjoyed quite the year in 2018. Not only did they seal the Mid Tyrone Nationals title, but they came agonisingly close to claiming the All-Ireland crown. Heather Graham, Winnie Wilson and Jean McKee qualified to play at Belfast Indoor Bowls Club for the Irish title. The ladies came through some very close games but got through to the main final, where they played the ladies triple from Armagh. With Heather not able to play, Evelyn Tait came in as a sub, and although they played well they came up just short despite an excellent display.

Team Caldwell Cycles (Cycling)

Team Caldwell Cycles, which has a strong core of local racers amongst its ranks, enjoyed another successful year in 2018, with race wins, podium places, national and provincial titles all earned by their talented squad of riders. Darnell Moore led the way with a host of race victories and titles to his name, including the national cyclocross championship gold medal, while David Irvine claimed the Tour of Omagh for the first time and youngster, Ruairi Power claimed the Junior Ulster TT crown as the black and orange kits were consistently seen at the front of the pelaton.

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

Deadlines: For ‘public view’ of votes: Monday 25th February 2019 10am

Final voting deadline is: Friday 1st March 2019 10am



Ulster Herald is published by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
Registered in Northern Ireland, No. R0000576. 10-14 John Street, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland, BT781DW