The Donegal Sports Star Award winners of 1982 are set to be honoured at a 40th anniversary event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday the 9th of January.
The evening will also see the launch of the 2022 Donegal Sports Star Awards. There were 22 awards presented at the function in the Milford Inn on Friday 3rd December 1982.
Sadly six of the winners have passed away in the intervening years – Sylvia Kearon, Hugo Duggan, Sammy Fisher, Eamon Harvey, Brendan Dalton and John Campbell.
There were two double winners on that night in the Milford Inn with Ballybofey man John Campbell, who passed away at the end of October, taking both the Clay Pigeon category and the Overall Award.
Kilmacrennan native Eddie McGinley took both the Best Secondary School Sports Boy and Soccer Awards.
The 1982 Awards also saw two categories where there were joint winners. In the Secondary Schools Best Sports Girl the Award was shared by two Loreto Convent Letterkenny students Sinead McLaughlin and Carmel Kelly.
The Motorsport Award was shared by two men who have passed away Sammy Fisher (Ramelton) and Eamon Harvey (Letterkenny).
PCC Falcarragh (Best Sports School)
Carmel Kelly, Loreto Convent Letterkenny (Joint Best Sports Girl Secondary Schools)
Sinead McLaughlin, Loreto Convent Letterkenny (Joint Best Sports Girls, Secondary Schools)
Eddie McGinley, PCC Falcarragh (Best Sports Boy, Secondary Schools)
Fr Michael Sweeney, PCC Falcarragh (Best Sports Teacher, Secondary Schools)
Hugo Duggan RIP, Milford (Athletics)
Sylvia Kearon RIP, Raphoe (Badminton)
Stephen Friel, Buncrana (Boxing)
Brendan Dalton RIP, Letterkenny (Canoeing)
John Campbell RIP, Ballybofey (Clay Pigeon Shooting)
Martin McHugh, Kilcar (GAA)
Fr. Brendan McBride, Portnoo (Golf)
Kathleen Gallagher, Carrigart (Judo)
Sammy Fisher RIP, Ramelton (Joint Motorsport)
Eamon Harvey RIP, Letterkenny (Joint Motorsport)
Stephen Laughlin, Letterkenny (Rugby)
Eddie McGinley, Fanad Utd (Soccer)
William Britton, Rossnowlagh (Surfing)
Athena Gallagher, Fanad (Table Tennis)
Tom Conaghan, Donegal Town (Appreciation GAA)
Brian Anderson, Ballybofey (Hall of Fame)
John Campbell, Ballybofey (Overall winner).