Sport stars honoured

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THE district’s top sportsmen and women gathered at the Belmont Hotel on Wednesday 7 March for the annual Senior Sports Awards ceremony.

Over 170 guests attended the prestigious sporting event to honour the winners in each of the nine categories as they received their awards from Yvonne Jackson from Donaghy Shoefair Sports and Alison Wilson from Banbridge District Sports Association.

Compère for the evening was Denise Watson, sports presenter with BBC NI.

Speaking at the awards, Alison Wilson, Chairman of Banbridge District Sports Association, said: “These awards enable us to showcase some of the best sporting talent in the Banbridge District. I congratulate both the nominees and award winners who have excelled in their chosen sports and have shown great dedication and commitment to achieving sporting excellence.”

To find out who won as well as pictures from the event see this week’s Leader.