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Northern Ireland sports people among those in New Year’s Honours list

George Stevenson (centre) who has received an MBE in the New Years Honours list for services to tennis

George Stevenson (centre) who has received an MBE in the New Years Honours list for services to tennis

Dungannon Swifts chairman Joe McAree has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for services to sport and to the community.

McAree has performed a number of roles at the Stangmore Park club over a period of more than 40 years, including a lengthy spell as manager.

McAree has been synonymous with the Tyrone club for more than four decades, including the development of the club’s youth set-up, and has also occupied the position of general manager.

Alpha Club secretary Robert Colhoun has been awarded an MBE, for services to badminton in Northern Ireland.

The club recently hosted it 50th anniversary youth tournament.

George Stevenson also gets an MBE in recognition of his services to tennis.

Bangor-based Stevenson is a member of the Ulster Branch of Tennis Ireland.

 

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