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Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh Continues To Highlight Sporting Talent

Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh Continues To Highlight Sporting Talent

29 June 2023

Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh has celebrated the latest winners of the prestigious Sports Personality of the Month Award. The winners were selected for April and May highlighting the wealth of sporting talent in the council area.

Sponsored by Decathlon, the award recognises the achievements and dedication of sporting stars within Lisburn & Castlereagh. The winners are selected each month by the Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh Executive Committee and a £100 voucher is awarded to each successful winner.

April’s Sports Personality winner was tennis player, Jack McMahon. The acclaimed tennis player is ranked 8th in Ireland for his U16 age group and 11th for U18. Jack recently won the U18 Singles at the Lisburn Junior Open held at Hilden Tennis Club and over the same weekend went onto win the U18 Doubles and U18 Mixed Doubles. In addition to his accomplishments on the court, Jack is also a passionate coach for his own club, Hilden Tennis. He has devoted countless hours to helping younger players improve their skills and develop a love for the game.

Water polo player, Hannah Taylor was May’s Sports Personality winner. After a strong season for her club team Cathal Brugha, reaching the semi - final of the Irish Senior Cup, Hannah was the Irish National Team's Goalkeeper for the Home Nations Tournament which took place in Dublin on 19th-21st May 2023. Team Ireland started off strong with a win against Wales however it was the match against England that would be the title decider. Goalkeeper Hannah rose to the occasion with a superb performance with the team running out winners 11-10. This win was a momentous occasion as it was the first time Ireland had ever beaten England. Hannah’s performances did not go unnoticed and she was awarded Goalie of the Tournament!

Treasurer of Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh, Adrian Daye, commented, “I am delighted that we can acknowledge another two months of sporting achievements through our Sports Personality of the Month Award. Both athletes have experienced a fantastic season in their chosen sport. I hope these two amazing athletes will inspire other clubs or families to make a nomination and showcase the breadth of sporting talent we have in Lisburn & Castlereagh.”

Entries for the latest Sports Personality of the Month are currently open for June and July.  Nominations close on Monday 31st July 2023 at 5pm. To make an entry, please visit