Ulster GAA celebrate 2018 President's Awards

December 04, 2018

Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan.
©INPHO/James Crombie.

The annual Ulster GAA President’s Awards in association with O’Neills took place in the Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena on Thursday 29th November with 250 people in attendance.

This awards ceremony recognises the Players, Administrators, Coaches, Officials, Referees, and Team Managements for the significant contribution they make to the GAA. Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the GAA and are the very heartbeat of our communities. All the award winners represent the many more who also carry on this valuable work across the nine Ulster counties.

The Ulster GAA President’s Awards are a way of highlighting the achievements of some of our special and significant contributors to the Association in Ulster. At the 2018 ceremony, we highlighted excellence in the attainment of Club Grounds. Below is a list of all the awards winners on the night:

Club Grounds Awards Recipient

Monaghan: Overall Winner 2018 – Inniskeen Grattans

Donegal: Joint Highly Commended – Ard an Ratha

Antrim: Joint Highly Commended – Portglenone Roger Casements

Cavan – Kingscourt Stars

Fermanagh – Lisnaskea Emmetts

Down – An Ríocht

Tyrone – Carrickmore St. Colmcilles

Derry – Erin’s Own, Lavey

Armagh – Silverbridge Harps

Presidents Awards Recipients

O’Neills Life Time Service to the GAA – Danny Scullion

Player of the Year – Football – Rory Beggan

Player of the Year – Hurling – Neil McManus

Young Person of the Year – Ruairí O’Neill

Service to the GAA through Education – Ray Morgan

McGlinchey Cup – Referee of the Year – Sean Hurson

Special Recognition Awards

Special Recognition Award – Camogie – Brian McQuillan

Special Recognition Award – Ladies Football – Hugh Devenney

Special Recognition Award – Handball – Conor McElduff

Special Recognition Award – John McKillop

Special Recognition Award – Michael Kingston

Special Recognition Award, All Ireland U21 Football Champions 1968 – Derry

Special Recognition Award, AlI Ireland Junior Football Champions 1968 – Tyrone

Recognition of All Ireland Champions 2018

Recognition of Senior All-Ireland Scór Winner – Rince Foirne – Watty Grahams

Recognition of Senior All-Ireland Scór Winner – Amhránaíocht Aonair – Dearbhla Scallon

Recognition of All-Ireland Winning Teams – Hogan Cup – St. Ronan’s College, Lurgan

Recognition of All-Ireland Winning Teams – Drummond Cup – Holy Trinity College, Cookstown

Recognition of All-Ireland Winning Teams – Nicky Rackard Cup – Donegal

Recognition of All-Ireland Winning Teams – Allianz NFL Division 3 – Armagh

Recognition of All-Ireland Winning Teams – Ladies All-Ireland Intermediate Champions – Tyrone

Recognition of All-Ireland Winning Teams – All Ireland Camogie Senior Club Champions – Slaughtneil



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