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Nominations Open for the 2018 Draynes Sports Awards


Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh has paid tribute to local sporting talent during the 2018 Draynes Farm Sports Awards held at a prestigious ceremony at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn on Friday 2nd November. 

The event, which was attended by over 200 guests, was hosted by Sports Journalist, Thomas Niblock and included an in depth interview with Women’s Hockey World Cup Silver Medallist and Captain of the Ireland Team, Katie Mullan.

The Sports Awards recognise both individuals and teams from Lisburn & Castlereagh who have excelled in their chosen sport as well as individuals who have contributed to sporting success through coaching or as Club administrators. The aim of the event is to celebrate the immense sporting talent within the Council area and encourage greater participation in sport. The winners included: 

  • Jog Lisburn Running Club - Club of the Year
  • Adrian Daye - Coach of the Year
  • Lisnagarvey Ladies 1st XI Hockey Team - Senior Team of the Year
  • Lisburn Golf Club Fred Daly U18 Team - Junior Team of the Year
  • Wallace Boys 2nd XI Hockey Team - School of the Year
  • Sophie Earley - U15 Junior Sports Personality of the Year
  • Charlotte Slater - U19 Junior Sports Personality of the Year
  • Paula Grant - Senior Sports Personality of the Year  

The Merit Award was also presented to four individuals to recognise the essential and valuable service they provide to their clubs in the pursuit of success in their chosen sport. The Junior Award was achieved by James Nicholson from Carryduff Taekwondo Club while the Senior Merit Award was awarded to Michael Tiffen from Lisburn Taekwondo Club, Stephen Gilmore from Lagan Valley Orienteering Club and Ronnie Smyth from Annadale Hockey Club.