DERRY’S Commonwealth Games boxing medalists, Connor Coyle and Sean McGlinchey were among the city’s sports stars honoured at the 2014 Derry District Sports Council Awards held at the City Hotel last Friday night.
Representing N. Ireland at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, both Coyle and McGlinchey grabbed bronze medals and they shared the Sports Council’s prestigious Senior Male Sports Personality award.
Triathlete, Maeve Maher McWilliams claimed the Female Sports Personality accolade, fending off tough opposition from Mary McCauley (Kickboxing) and Leann Mallett (Triathlon) on the night.
McWilliams enjoyed her most successful year as a triathlete, winning the City of Derry Triathlon and finishing runner-up in the Liam Ball Triathlon in 2014.
Mixed Martial Arts and boxing were well represented and, indeed, exponents of karate and kickboxing made up the majority of winners from the 21 different categories which were handed out by this year’s Special Guest of Honour, All-Ireland winning manager, Tyrone’s Mickey Hart.
And Olympian triathlete, Aileen Morrison became the latest sports star to be inducted into the Sports Council’s Hall of Fame.
Check out our slideshow of pictures as some of Derry’s finest amateur sporting talent received recognition for their achievements during 2014.