The names of the individuals, teams and schools for the 2013 Donegal Sports Star Awards have been announced this week .
The presentation function, which takes place on Friday January 31st in the Mount Errigal Hotel, will have as special guest FAI CEO John Delaney.
The judging panel will sit down next week to select close on 40 winners and based on the huge array of successes last year there will be some very difficult decisions to be made in a large number of the categories.
GAA star Karl Lacey was the 2012 overall winner and picking the best sports person from last year won’t be an easy task with up to six names in the hat for the top honour in Donegal sport.
The front runners for the overall award will include world boxing silver medallist Jason Quigley; Irish winning captain Michael Murphy as well as Irish rugby grand slam winners Larissa Muldoon and Nora Stapleton and athlete Mark English.
It’s a huge list with just over a 100 nominees for the individual awards while in addition there is the team section and eight schools categories.
The schools awards will be presented by the Mayor of Donegal Cllr Ian McGarvey Tickets for the Donegal Sports Star Awards on Friday, January 31st are available from the Mount Errigal Hotel.
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Anne Marie McGlynn, Lifford A.C.
Brendan Boyce, Letterkenny A.C.
Mark English, Letterkenny A.C.
Mary McLoone, Tirchonaill A.C.
Brid McGinty, Lagan Harps
Hughie Rua Gallagher, Gweedore
Chloe Magee, Raphoe
Sam Magee, Raphoe
Cian Hickey, Letterkenny Blaze
Dillon Muldoon, Donegal Town Basketball Club
Kelly Harron, Donegal Town Basketball Club
Ryan Malley, Donegal Town Basketball Club
Shaun Wogan, L.Y.I.T.
Tadhg Hickey, Letterkenny Blaze
Tara Khan, Donegal Town Basketball Club
Allanagh McBhaird, Ballyshannon
Austeja Auciute, Finn Valley A.B.C.
Jason Quigley, Finn Valley A.B.C.
Maeve Mc Carron. Carrigart A.B.C.
Labhaoise Clarke, Carndonagh A.B.C.
Brendan McDaid Memorial Special Achievement
Jason Black, Letterkenny (Mount Everest Ascent)
Clay Pigeon Shoot
David Porter, Lifford
Gordon Roulston, Kilmacrennan
Peter Monaghan, Buncrana
Ciara Doogan, Errigal Cycling Club
Conor Mc Ilwaine, Errigal Cycling Club
Philip Deignan, Letterkenny
P.J. Doogan, Errigal Cycling Club
Willie John McLaughlin, North Pole Cycling Club
Anne-Marie Wilson, Buncrana
Charlie Grant, Quigley’s Point
John Flood, Milford
Kenneth Graham, Muff
Lisa Moore, Glenleary, Ramelton
Patricia Warren, Donegal Gaeltacht Riding Club
Shannon Ramsey, Letterkenny
Emer Gallagher, Termon
Michael Murphy, Glenswilly
Neil Gallagher, Glenswilly
Neil McGee, Gaoth Dobhair
Paddy McBrearty, Kilcar
Brendan McCarroll, Ballyliffen Golf Club
Brian McElhinney, Foyle Golf Centre
Jack Duffy, Buncrana Golf Club
Alannah Gallagher, Letterkenny Community Gymnastics Club
Eilíse McLaughlin, Letterkenny
Megan Lynch, Desertegney
Hall of Fame
Hughie ‘Dickie’ Doherty, Buncrana
Gavin Lecky, Raphoe Hockey Club
Matthew Lecky, Raphoe Hockey Club
William Kilpatrick, Raphoe Hockey Club
Christopher McDermott, Burt
Danny Cullen, Setanta Hurling Club
Lee Henderson, Seán MacCumhaill’s
Sean McVeigh, St Eunan’s
Damien Duddy, PT’s Kickboxing Gym, Carrigans
Elaine Dullaghan, Castlefin
Josie Murray, Letterkenny
Natalie McCarron, PT’s Kickboxing Gym, Carrigans
Óisin Mac Lochlainn, Samurai Uladh Judo Club
Sarah Jane Porter, Samurai Uladh Judo Club
Tony Mac Lochlainn, Samurai Uladh Judo Club
Aaron Mac Bride, Convoy
Richard Kerr, Kilmacrennan
Declan & Brian Boyle, Lettermacaward
Declan Gallagher, Ardara & Ryan Moore, Letterkenny
Donagh Kelly, Frosses & Kevin Flanaghan, Newtowncunningham
Rory Kennedy, Letterkenny
Vienna White, Letterkenny
Professional Sport Achievement
Martin Harley, Trentagh
Anita Gallagher, Donegal Bay Rowing Club
Kieran Keeney, Loughros Point Rowing Club
Paul McGonagle, Kincasslagh Rowing Club
Justin Allen, Letterkenny
Larissa Muldoon, Cappry, Ballybofey
Luke Dalton, Fahan
Nora Stapleton, Fahan
Amber Barrett, Lagan Harps
Barry McNamee, Derry City
Ciara Grant, Raheny United
Dale Gorman, Stevenage F.C.
Roma McLaughlin, Greencastle F.C.
Shane Canning, Moville Celtic
Eileen Ferry, Errigal Sports and Social Club
Kilmacrennan National School
Scoil an Choimín, An Coimín, An Clochán
Scoil Cholmcille, Letterkenny
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, Letterkenny
St. Mura’s National School, Tooban, Burnfoot
Primary School Sports Boy
Conor O’Donnell, St. Patrick’s Boys N.S., Carndonagh
Dylan Dorrian, Scoil Cholmcille, Drumman, Ramelton
Shane McMonagle, St. Mura’s N.S., Tooban, Burnfoot
Stephen Black, Kilmacrennan N.S.
Primary School Sports Girl
Eilíse McLaughlin, Lurgybrack N.S.
Gemma McFadden, Kilmacrennan N.S.
Jemma Ní Bhrollcháin, Scoil an Choimín
Karen Gallagher, Scoil Mhuire, Cashel, Fanad
Lee Walsh, Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, Letterkenny
Ridhcheall Ní Dhochartaigh, Scoil an Choimín
Sarah Jane Porter, St. Mura’s N.S., Tooban, Burnfoot
Primary School Sports Teacher
Anita McMonagle, St Eunan’s N.S. Raphoe
Lisa Doherty, Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, Letterkenny
Pauric McKinney, Scoil Íosagáin, Buncrana
Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir Ceanainn
Loreto Convent, Letterkenny
Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana
Seconday School Sports Boy
Aaron Mac Fhloinn, Gairmscoil Chú Uladh, An Clochán
Christopher O’Donnell, Magh Ene College,Bundoran
Darragh Mulgrew, Coláiste Ailigh
Jamie Brennan, Magh Ene College, Bundoran
Oisin Gallen, St Columbas College, Stranorlar
Óisin Mac Lochlainn, Carndonagh Community School
Secondary School Sports Girl
Allanagh McBhaird, Magh Ene College, Bundoran
Amber Barrett, Loreto Community School, Milford
Arlene Crossan, Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny
Christine Russell, Royal and Prior Comprehensive School, Raphoe
Ciara Ní Fhíonnagáin, Coláiste Ailigh
Jade Leeper, Gairmscoil Chú Uladh, An Clochán
Shannon McGroddy, Loreto Community School, Milford
Secondary School Sports Teacher
Aidan McAleer, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana
Catriona McLaughlin, Magh Ene College,Bundoran
Seosamh Mac Ceallabhuí, Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny
Ayesha Garvey Rossnowlagh
Garbhan Mc Closkey Ballyshannon
Triona McMenamin Letterkenny
Anne Marie Ward, Portnablagh
Ellen Doherty, Swilly Seals
Emma Harvey, Swilly Seals
Emma Vaughan, Swilly Seals
Leon Vaughan, Swilly Seals
Clonmany B Tug of War Team
Cockhill Celtic FC Senior Team
Donegal GAA Senior Hurling Team
Donegal Ladies Lifesaving Team
Finesse Gymnastics Display Team
Glenree U12 Girls Soccer Team
Glenswilly GAA Senior Football Team
Inishowen Junior Soccer League Team
Lifford Athletic Club
Milford GAA Club
Raphoe Hockey Club Men’s 1st
Ulster Senior League Interprovincial Soccer Team
Donal O’Brien, Cockhill Celtic F.C.
Mandy McNulty, North West Shotokan Karate Club
Ray Durack, Donegal Hurling Team
Aidan Callaghan, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon Club
Fin Begley, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon Club
Gavin Crawford, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon Club
John Cannon, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon Club
Margaret Kelly, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon Club
Siobhan Gallagher, Gartan