The countdown is nearly over for the golden jubilee Western People Mayo Sport Stars Awards, which will be held at Breaffy House Hotel from 7pm tonight (Friday).
The gala banquet and awards ceremony is a complete sellout. There has been a huge response to the presentation dinner, at which 21 recipients will be honoured. Irish rugby player Ronan O’Gara is the special guest for the gala event, which is sponsored by Ballina Beverages.
This year marks the 50th staging of the Sports Stars Awards, which were first hosted by the Western People in 1971. The Sports Stars are the longest-running and most prestigious sporting awards in Mayo and plans are well under-way to ensure that in this, their 50th year, the awards night is the biggest and best yet.
See this week’s edition of Game On for the complete list of citations for each of this year’s award winners, who range in ages from 12 to 70 and reflect Mayo’s wide spectrum of sporting achievers.