Immensely proud of Banbridge teenager Niamh Mc Kiverigan and her achievements this year. Last night she received the Female Junior Sport Award from her local council,  the Powerhouse Sport junior excelled this year in different disciplines of the cycling sport, including CX-MTB and Track and competed often with the elite ladies to, very much respected by her rivals in doing so. I follow Niamh (Irish for Neve) since young age, being the sister of Shenna who is a Irish multiple track champ and an ex Belgian Project bursary holder. Niamh caught my attention as early as 2016 when she start dominating the youth off road races and continued her progress this year with the juniors including the Ulster Junior off road titles and 6th overall in the British MTB National series. This has earned her a bursary from us in 2018 as 1 of the 2 selected women, the other Lara Gillespie the triple Irish Champ, and European & World medals holder on the track and another success story on his own. Niamh is the daughter of Nicola who is a very well known youth development leader who manage and care for youth teams going abroad and married to Liam who accompanied Niamh in all her races as soigneur and pit man..the perfect support who has delivered her where she is now..So a big congratulations is in order to Team Mc Kiverigan and Niamh off course from us in the project. The Armagh-Banbridge-Craigavon Council Junior Sports Awards was held yesterday evening and Niamh received the ” Youth Female Sports Award” from them as recognition off her determination in her beloved sport. Pro World Track and Road cycling star Mark Downey who comes also from the original club Banbridge CC was there as special guest and above seen in the feature photo.  A wee mention of two other young stars is in order .. Zoe Lindsay and Hannah Mullin shortlisted for Junior Female. Well done girls to .. This is why I do can have his downs but his rewards are heart warming as last night