Judith Campbell receives her Award from Chairperson Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew. Judith a member of the girls relay team 'the Chillymcfillies' became the first ever national girls relay team to swim Loch Lomond both ways on 30th August 2017, a distance of 70km swam in a record of 30 hours 39 minutes and helped raise £4,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Ruáirí Howell All-Ireland Uilleann Pipe Champion accepts his Award from Chairperson Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Raisin Mulgrew. Ruáirí has been playing music since he was 4 years old, a member of his local branch Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Newcastle CCE he started playing tin whistle, a year letter he was playing banjo but it was when he was 8 years old he started playing the Uilleann Pipes and after 3 short years he was in the All Ireland Final and got a bronze medal. It was in 2017 when he became at the age of 18 All-Ireland Uilleann Pipe Champion.
Martin Connell accepts his Award from Chairperson Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew. Martin's relentless hard work and forward thinking in how sport can be used to engage young people inn more positive based activities has enabled the Respect Project to work with over 3000 young people since it started way back in 2012. Martin has been the driving force in developing and delivering the Respect Project and he also spends countless hours behind the scenes helping to build the confidence and capacity of the other adult and youth volunteer leaders who help him in delivering the project activities.