Local Councillor John McAuley has congratulated Ballymoney Hockey club on recent accolade.

Ballymoney Hockey club have been named ‘European (small) Club of the Year 2019.

According to Councillor McAuley, this is ‘an accolade has never been awarded in Ulster or Ireland until now.’

Mr McAuley went on to say;

“I would like to congratulate everyone involved with the club, who put in an enormous amount of work to provide opportunities within the sport to everyone from Hockey Tots to Senior Level, and it’s great to see this recognised with this prestigious award.”

A spokesperson for the club has said;

“We at Ballymoney Hockey club are absolutely delighted to have been named the European (small) Club of the Year, 2019. Over the past few years, we have attempted to restructure and redevelop our club. It has taken a lot of hard work, organisation and dedication and this award is a testament to that. We are the first club in Ulster to have been awarded such a prestigious title and we hope we can go on to promote and develop our club further.

“Throughout 2019, we have watched our club coach captain Ireland to Olympic qualification, our senior teams strive in their league and cup campaigns, the introduction of boys hockey through Tricks4Sticks and a fantastic youth programme.

“Thank you to each and everyone for making this unbelievable award a possibility.”

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