Local individuals and groups were honoured by Mid Ulster District Council at the second Civic Reception evening last Friday (22 April).
Hosted by Chair of the Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, the event held in the new event space, Ranfurly House, Dungannon recognised an impressive array of cultural and sporting achievement in Mid Ulster.
Groups recognised on the night for their achievements in music included Derrytresk’s Ceol Uirlise who were crowned All Ireland Scor Champions, and their Tyrone neighbours Donaghmore Scor who won the title of All Ireland Ballad Group Scor na nOg.
Kieran McGeary, Captain of Tyrone’s Under 21 GAA team, All Ireland Champions, was also at the event to collect the award on behalf of the team.
Another award winner was Dungannon’s Lynette Fay who received an Irish Film and Television Academy Award in the Best Live Event Category for her part in presenting the hugely successful FleadhTV on Irish language station TG4.
Other individuals recognised on the night who were unable to attend included fashion designer Jonathan Anderson who won both Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the Year Awards at the 2015 British Fashion Awards as well as Northern Ireland capped players Stuart Dallas, Roy Carroll, Aaron Hughes and Niall McGinn who helped ensure Northern Ireland’s place at the European Football Championships this Summer in France.
Speaking at the event, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Linda Dillon commented:
“This is our second Civic awards evening of celebrating sporting and cultural achievement in Mid Ulster which emphasises the level of talent we have here. It’s an absolute privilege to be in the company of such noted recipients.”
This event follows a previous event held in the Burnavon, Cookstown which awarded over 10 local sporting teams and individuals.
Pictured is Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, Mid Ulster District Council Members and Derrytresk’s Ceol Uirlise, All Ireland Scor Champions.