Larne Sports Awards nominees revealed

Flashback: Larne RFC Under-19s pick up the Junior Team of the Year award from Sports Forum member Martin Wilson and cycling star Wendy Houvenaghel at last year's gala bash.
Flashback: Larne RFC Under-19s pick up the Junior Team of the Year award from Sports Forum member Martin Wilson and cycling star Wendy Houvenaghel at last year's gala bash.
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The shortlisted nominees for the 2014 Larne Borough Sports Awards have been announced.

A total of 25 nominees across 11 sports will battle it out for 10 award categories. The winners will be announced at the prestigious sports awards ceremony on Thursday, March 5 at the McNeill Theatre.

Paralympian Michael McKillop will be guest of honour on the evening. McKillop won two gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and aims to compete at the 2016 Rio games.

The compere for the evening will be well-known local broadcasting personality Ronan Kelly.

The shortlisted nominees are:

Veteran Award 2014

David Clarke – Athletics

Adele Neill – Duathlon/Triathlon

Allyson O’Toole – Athletics

Anne Snoddy – Hockey

Challenger Award 2014

Julianne Greer – Athletics

Claire Taggart – Boccia

Julieane Keane – Athletics

School Team of the Year 2014

Corran Integrated Primary School Football Team

St Killian’s College Senior Golf Team

Services to Sport

To be announced on the evening

Junior Team of the Year 2014

Cairndhu Rowing Club Under-14 Boys’ Crew

St Killian’s College Senior Golf Team

Junior Sports Performer of the Year 2014

Jenna McCarlie – Sailing

Marc McKinstry – Golf

Cameron Turley – Motocross

Alistair Burke – Rugby/Athletics

Coach of the Year 2014

Richard and Colin Adair – Rugby

Mark McManus – Athletics

Gary Haveron - Football

Team of the Year 2014

Cairndhu Golf Club Ladies’ Intermediate Cup Team

Larne Rugby Club First XV

Sports Performer of the Year 2014

Darren Witherspoon – Bowls

Martin McHugh – Bowls

Christopher Snoddy - Bowls

Sporting Hall of Fame

This year’s inductee will be unveiled on the evening.

If you would like to buy tickets for the evening, contact Larne Borough Council’s Sports Development unit on 02828 260478. Tickets are priced at £30 each.