The Newtowncunningham man held off stiff competition from a handful of other top stars of last year to receive the top honour in Donegal sport from the guest of honour Tony O’Donoghue at last night’s glittering 36th awards ceremony in the Silver Tassie Hotel.
County Council Information Systems employee Doherty raked up a remarkable round of successes on the international circuit that gave him the edge when the judging panel made their final decision.
He won three ‘British Majors’ and captained Ireland to only their second ever European title as well as leading his country to ‘Home International’ success in 2011.
There were over 500 guests in attendance for a hugely entertaining night where among the other winners were the Donegal GAA side (Team Award); Tony Gorman (Appreciation) and Danny McDaid (Hall of Fame). Among the special guests at the Donegal County Council sponsored event were the Manager of the local authority Seamus Neely and the Mayor Cllr Noel McBride.
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