Christmas is coming and so too is the night when the 2011 Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards winners will be revealed.
Nominations flooded in in their hundreds from our readers with all the categories hotly contested.
It was probably the toughest year ever for the judges to come up with the winners.
But that’s what they had to do recently at the Ramada Plaza Hotel.
Pictured tackling the challenging task of judging this year’s Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards sponsored by Linwoods and supported by Sport Northern Ireland are judges (from left) motorbike legend Phillip McCallen, Maeve McKeefrey (Linwoods brand manager), Steven Beacom (Belfast Telegraph sports editor and Chairman of the Judges), Rosemary McWhinney (NI Sports Forum) and Shaun Ogle (Director of Performance, Sport NI).
The results will be announced at the eagerly awaited awards ceremony on Monday, January 16, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast. To buy tickets (£72 each including vat) contact JPR (tel 028 9076 0066).
For more information visit www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sportsawards2011