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Cookstown clean up at Ulster Hockey's gala awards night

By Graham Hamilton

Cookstown's tremendous season was recognised at Ulster Hockey's gala presentation ceremony last night in Templepatrick's Hilton Hotel when they walked off with a handful of awards.

The Club of the Year, they also collected the Premier League trophy and Anderson Cup, while Keith Black won Player of the Year and Greg Allen Top Goalscorer.

Personality of the Year was Matthew Crookshanks, who helped Annadale win the Kirk Cup, finish Premier runners-up and win promotion to the IHL along with Cookstown through the play-offs.

He also captained Sullivan to the Burney Cup, was Ulster U18 co-captain and in the U21 squad.

Women's Player of the Year was Sarah McClure, who helped Lurgan win the Premier League and Denman Ulster Shield double.

The Hall Cup (Personality of the Year) went to Priorians' Michelle Riddles, whose 35 goals helped gain promotion to Senior 1, while Ballymoney's Nikki Parke won the Duke Cup (Top Goalscorer).

Lesley Spence received the Winifred Templeton Award for her contribution to hockey as a player, an umpire and finally administrator, while the Fair Play Award went to Mossley and the George Blower Trophy to Sullivan.

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