WINNERS AND NOMINEES

WINNERS and nominees at the Banbridge District Sports Awards, sponsored by Bank of Ireland:

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Darren McClatchey (bocce/table tennis), Emma Higgins, Nicholas Grant, Norma Smyth, Jennifer Moore (all bocce); Jamie Doran, Jill Connery (both golf); Denise Fegan (golf/table tennis/bocce/athletics); Tony Lunney, Paul Ewbanks (both gymnastics).

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR: Winner - Emma McKinstry (motorsport); runner up - Ashley Russell-Cowan (archery). Also nominated: Mandy Gault (athletics), Sara Clinghan (equesterianism), Rebecca White (netball/swimming), Kerri Shields (squash), Nadia Tumilty (trampolining).

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR: Winner - Richard Kilpatrick (golf); runner up - Peter Mulligan (archery). Also nominated: Matthew Poots (aeromodelling); Jason McKay (boxing), Aaron Smith (clay pigeon shooting), Roger Aiken (cycling); Geoff McCabe and Eugene Magee (both hockey); Kenny McKinstry and John Clarke (both motorsport).

SENIOR TEAM OF THE YEAR: Winner: Banbridge Golf Club Senior Team. Also nominated: Ballela camogie team, Dunbarton Bowling Club.

CLUB OF THE YEAR: Ballela GAC.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Winner: Frank Mulligan (archery). Also nominated: Bernard McCusker (camogie), Mark Cordner (hockey), Kevin Broderick (karate), Jacques Benade (rugby).

SERVICE TO SPORT: Winners: Jimmy Grant and Victor McDowell (Banbridge Weight Training Club). Also nominated: Mark Campbell (bowls), Kevin McKearan (canoeing), Martin Lennon (Community Games), Kevin Broderick (karate), Desmond Davenport (football).