The annual Cycling Ulster Awards night took place in Armagh City Hotel on Sunday 2nd February.

There were over 220 guests present at the event which celebrated the achievements of riders and volunteers during 2019.

Speaking following the event, Cycling Ulster Chair, Tommy McCague said:

“The awards night is always a special occasion for our members and their families, particularly those who train hard all year round to achieve success in the competitive aspect of the sport.

“It also provides us with an opportunity to honour our volunteers, those members who work behind the scenes throughout the year for the benefit of the sport.

“There was a great attendance from across Ulster and I want to thank everyone for making the effort to join us.

“There was a lot of hard work put into organising the awards ceremony, thanks to Martin Grimley for his role as MC and for his help in preparing the event as well as Carmel Hunter, Carmel-Anne Hunter and Oliver Hunter and the staff at Armagh City Hotel.
“Finally, congratulations to all our award winners from 2019. We have another exciting year ahead and I look forward to seeing much more success for the province in 2020.”

As well as the large number of competitive prize winners, there were also several awards made for those who contribute significantly to the sport.

These included Eamon Burns and Davy Ross who received Unsung Hero awards and James Harkin who was announced as the Cycling Ulster Volunteer of the Year for 2019. 

Joan McCullough received the Chairman’s Award while Jack Watson received a presentation following his appointment to the position of Cycling Ulster Ambassador. 

Ballymena Road Club won the membership vote for Cycling Ulster Club of the Year following another busy year for the club that included promoting several Ulster championship events. 
A full list of the competitive award winners can be seen by clicking here

More photos of the presentations by Bronagh Kirk can be seen here.