Monday 23 October 2017

Nominations open for Sports Awards

Nominations are open for the inaugural Sligo Sports Awards 2017 in conjunction with the Sligo Champion and Callan Tansey Solicitors.

The awards are taking place in the Radisson Hotel on March 9th and anyone wishing to nominate is advised to so do as quickly as possible as the deadline closes on February 15th.

The event recognises the stellar achievement of Sligo's sports stars across all of the many sporting disciples, from Gaelic, soccer, rugby, basketball, athletics, swimming, martial arts, the list goes on.

All clubs across all sports in the county are invited to participate in the awards, which honours the accomplishments of local sporting heroes.

Nominations are now open and are invited from anyone, groups, individuals or organisations.

A special website has been set up and people can nominate through there.

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The deadline is fast approaching to get the nominations in.

It closes on February 15th next.

The launch of the inaugural sports awards was held in the Glasshouse Hotel recently and was well attended by representatives from local sporting organisations as well as coaches and athletes themselves.

The associate sponsors, who make events like these possible, were also there.

Callan Tansey Solicitors are the main sponsor of the awards this year.

The various categories are as follows:

Senior Sportsman of the Year Award - sponsored by Barton Smith Sport

Senior Sportswoman of the Year Award - sponsored by Hastings Insurance Brokers

Juvenile Sportsman of the Year Award - sponsored by Printfix Ltd

Juvenile Sportswoman of the Year Award - sponsored by The Radisson Blu Hotel

Men's Team of the Year Award - sponsored by McSharry Foley

Ladies Team of the Year Award - sponsored by Lavins Menswear, Ballymote

Juvenile Men's Team of the Year Award - sponsored by Burns Car Sales

Juvenile Ladies Team of the Year Award - sponsored by Clifford Electrical

Manager/Coach of the Year Award - sponsored by IT Sligo

Community Participation Initiative Award - sponsored by Jako Sport

Disability Sport Award - sponsored by Abbvie

Volunteer of the year - sponsored by OSD.

As well as the above categories, there will also be a Special Recognition Award, Hall of Fame Award and an Overall Sports Personality of the Year 2017 which will be chosen from the categories.

The winners will be announced on March 9th at the event in the Radisson Hotel.

Speaking at the launch Roger Murray, pictured inset, Managing Partner, Callan Tansey Solicitors said they were delighted to be associated with the awards in their inaugural year.

He added that Sligo is well known for its sporting achievements across so many different disciples and how it is great not only to honour the athletes themselves, but also the coaches, volunteers and initiatives that are the driving forces behind the sporting successes throughout the county.

So remember to get your nominations into us before the deadline of February 15th.

Email: for further details or to request a nomination form.

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Get your tickets today and join us for an afternoon of celebration.

Sligo Champion