Oisin Orr has been named as the Overall Donegal Sports Star for 2020.
The Rathmullan jockey had a great year, and made huge progress.
He recorded 39 wins on the flat circuit throughout 2020. His biggest success came in September when Orr rode Dermot Weld’s 7/1 shot Search for a Song to glory at the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh.
Orr also collected the Professional Sport Achievement Award tonight.
Due to Covid-19, a virtual show was held for the first time ever, and the Donegal Sports Star Committee put together a slick and informative show.
There were 12 categories tonight and the winners were as follows:
Professional Sport Achievement Award: Oisin Orr
Team Award: Clonmany ‘B’ Tug-of-war team
Primary School Award: St Bernadette’s Special School, Letterkenny
Secondary School Award: St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny
Hall of Fame Award: Patsy McGowan (Finn Harps)
Coach/Manager Award: Kevin McLaughlin (Clonmany B Tug-of-war team)
Brendan McDaid Memorial Special Achievement Award: Siobhan Coyle (Gaeil Fhánada)
International Achievement Award: Rhys Irwin
Special Recognition Award: Mickey McCann (Donegal hurlers)
Appreciation Award: Danny McGonigle (Clonmany)
Youth Award: Adrienne Gallen (Lifford/Strabane AC)
Overall Sports Star Award: Oisin Orr