Barnes, McNair and Glassey in running for Newtownabbey Sports Awards

Paddy McNair, Paddy Barnes and Neal Glassey are all in the running for the Adult Sportsperson of the Year award. Photos: Presseye
Paddy McNair, Paddy Barnes and Neal Glassey are all in the running for the Adult Sportsperson of the Year award. Photos: Presseye
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The nominees for this year’s Newtownabbey Sports Awards have been revealed.

The Sports Awards committee had the unenviable task of narrowing down a fantastic 81 applications to the shortlist of 23.

Newtownabbey Sports Awards

Newtownabbey Sports Awards

In the Adult Sportsperson of the Year category, Glengormley resident and Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, Paddy Barnes (boxing), is up against Manchester United’s Paddy McNair and Ireland hockey star Neal Glassey.

Paul Burns (football), Johnny Foster (golf) and Alison McNeill (hockey) are all in the running for the Coach of the Year title.

The number of applications shows the depth of talent and ability in the Borough. The winners will be announced at the gala dinner on Wednesday, March 25 at the Theatre at the Mill.

Limited tickets for the dinner are available at a price of £30 and spectator tickets for the awards ceremony are £5.

For more details, contact Sport and Play Development Officer, Dean Holmes, at dholmes@newtownabbey.gov.uk or via telephone at 02890340065.

NOMINEES

Services to Sport

Pat Hall (hockey)

David Redfern (football)

Willie Shaw (rugby)

Junior Team of the Year

Ballyclare Secondary School hockey team

Ballyclare RFC Mini Rugby

Carnmoney FDC

Merville Ju Jitsu

Coach of the Year

Paul Burns (football)

Johnny Foster (golf)

Alison McNeill (hockey)

Adult Sportsperson of the Year

Paddy Barnes (boxing)

Neil Glassey (hockey)

Paddy McNair (football)

Club of the Year

Abbey Judo Club

Monkstown ABC

Valley Netball Club

Sportsperson of the Year with a disability

Carole Catling

Ellen Johnston

Grant Wilson

Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Danielle Hill (swimming)

Emma Hutchinson (athletics)

Jack Magee (rugby and athletics)

Aaron Wright (motorcycling)