Coach/Manager of the Year Award
Rory Gallagher – Fermanagh Seniors (GAA)
What a year for Fermanagh. Belleek’s Rory Gallagher steered the Ernesiders seniors to promotion from NFL Division 3 before seeing off Armagh and Monaghan on the way to what was just Fermanagh’s sixth ever Ulster final appearance.
Harry McConkey – Ballinamallard Utd (Soccer)
Brought in at the end of the 2017-18 Premiership season, Harry McConkey almost saved Ballinamallard Utd from the drop. After a tough start to the championship season he now has the Ducks back pushing for a top six place.
Tom Mohan – Republic of Ireland U19s (Soccer)
The quiet man from Aghadrumsee was pulling the strings as the Republic of Ireland u19s followed wins over the Faroe Islands and Bosnia with a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands to make the European elite stages in March.
Colum Monahan – Aghadrumsee Seniors (GAA)
Aghadrumsee were the nearly men of the junior championship, but Newtownbutler native Colum Monaghan changed that. They saw off a strong Coa side in the county decider before becoming the only club to register a win in the Ulster club series.
Scott Robinson – Fermanagh SuperCupNI Premiers (Soccer)
Success has been thin on the ground for Fermanagh sides at the north coast’s SuperCupNI competition. That changed in 2018 as Scott Robinson’s Premiers defeated Iquique 2-0 in the Salver final to bring silverware back to Fermanagh.
Kieran McKenna – Manchester United (Soccer)
Headhunted from Spurs to oversee Manchester United’s youth set-up, Kieran McKenna was promoted to head coach by Jose Mourinho. He has survived the Portuguese man’s departure to help oversee a rejuvenation in the Old Trafford side’s fortunes.
Please note: One vote per IP address. Your vote does not determine the overall winner but helps create awareness of the shortlisted nominees.
Deadlines: For ‘public view’ of votes: 5pm, Friday 18th January 2018
Final voting deadline is: 10am, Monday 21st January 2019.