After an absence of two years, the Western People Mayo Sports Stars Awards is to make a triumphant return, with nominations now being sought for those sportspeople and teams from Co Mayo who you believe soared to exceptional heights in 2022.

2022 was illuminated by Mayo people across a range of sports disciplines on local, national and international stages, and the Mayo Sports Stars Awards is the perfect opportunity to recognise that.

So if you know of an individual, a group or a team of Mayo sportspeople who performed exceptionally in 2022, now is your chance to nominate them for these most prestigious of awards – there is, after all, no greater honour than to be recognised by your own!

Or perhaps you know of a coach or a mentor who has dedicated themselves endlessly to facilitating the success of others in their community.

Or maybe you know of someone worthy of consideration for the prestigious Young Sportsperson of the Year (under-18 on January 1, 2022), the Sports Personality of the Year or the Hall of Fame award. If so, we want to hear about what it is that sets your nominee apart from all the rest.

The democratic nature of the Western People Mayo Sports Stars Awards is such that the winners are nominated by you the public and deliberated upon by our judging committee, ensuring that only the most worthy recipients are honoured.

Nominations can be submitted for any sporting code, ranging from the mainstream to the niche; heroes from Gaelic football and soccer, rugby and basketball, athletics and boxing and every sport in between have been included amongst the ranks of Mayo Sports Stars recipients – and 2022 is expected to be no different.

An integral part of the Mayo Sports Stars Awards is, of course, the presentation function and the Western People is delighted to confirm a gala luncheon will be held at Breaffy House Resort on Friday, February 10, 2023 where each Sports Star winner will be honoured.

Send completed nominations to this form, via email to [email protected] or by post to Mayo Sports Stars Awards, Western People, Tone Street, Ballina, Co Mayo.

The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday, January 20.