Sports Stars Honoured at 47th Awards

The Donegal Sports Star Awards committee hosted it’s first in-person function in three years at the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday night 27th January.

After two years of hosting the event virtually 125 nominees were in the frame to be honoured in the presence of Special Guest Shay Given. The winner of the Overall Award was athlete Mark English who was making history as the first male to take the top gong three times. The Finn Valley A.C. became only the second person to achieve that amazing feat following in the footsteps of rower Sinead Jennings who set that record in 2016.

English who was winning his 13th Donegal Sports Star Award on Friday night was unable to attend as he had racing committments at an international meeting in Stockholm. The 29-year-old Letterkenny man was in a shortlist of six for the Overall that also included Amber Barrett (soccer), Dylan Browne-McMonagle (horse racing), Emma Doherty (soccer), Catriona Jennings (athletics) and Niamh McLaughlin (GAA).

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