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Bannsiders named Senior Sports Team of the Year

COLERAINE FC was delighted to be announced as the Senior Sports Team of the Year at the recent Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s gala Sports Awards…

It was a night to remember for Coleraine FC who were named Senior Sports Team of the Year while their former manager Oran Kearney was selected as Coach of the Year following the side’s Irish Cup win and impressive league performance.

Furthermore, former midfielder Brad Lyons was recently announced as Ballymoney’s Sportsman of the Year after notable performances for the Stripes, before his move across the water to Blackburn Rovers.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Brenda Chivers said: “Our gala Sports Awards provide an important opportunity to recognise the efforts of all our sporting participants and those who work so hard behind the scenes. It is fantastic to see such a high calibre of nominees although this does create some difficult deliberations for our assessment panel! I want to congratulate everyone who was nominated for an award and thank them for helping to make the Causeway Coast and Glens a stand-out destination of sporting talent.

“Sport is an important aspect of community life and Council is committed to supporting this by promoting access to recreational facilities and empowering people to reach their full potential.”

Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry dedicated the award to everyone involved at the club.

“We are delighted to receive this award as a club and delighted for Oran to be recognised similarly,” he said.

“It was a fantastic season for the club, supporters and the community as a whole. It is recognition of the sterling effort of everyone involved in the club, volunteers, staff, coaches, management and the players and we would like to thank CCGBC for this award.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the council for their support throughout the season and their assistance in pitch maintenance during the closed season which greatly assisted the style of football we played.”