BALLINASCREEN'S Ashelene Groogan is one of nine coaches across Ulster nominated in the GAA Coach of the Year Awards.
Members of the public are now being called upon to get behind the finalists and vote to decide who the overall winner will be. The scheme is a joint venture between Translink and Ulster GAA and the winner will receive free coach travel for one year for their club team and specially commissioned Coach of the Year gear.
Voting is now open at ulster.gaa.ie/coachoftheyear. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday, November 19
Clubs from across every county in Ulster were invited to submit entries. A judging panel including All-Ireland Champion and Armagh Football Manager Kieran McGeeney and Irish News Sports Correspondent, Neil Loughran, selected one person from each county to go through to the online public vote.
The finalists are: Kevin Gough (St John's, Antrim), Anthony Farrell (Derrynoose, Armagh), Brendan Connolly (Cavan Gaels), Ashelene Groogan (Ballinascreen, Derry), Glen Campbell (St Naul's, Donegal), Gerard Loughran (Aughlisnafin, Down), Eunan O'Flanagan (Devenish, Fermanagh), Martin Burns (Killanny, Monaghan), Martin Curry (Eglish, Tyrone).
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