Tony McCoy named as Sports Star of the Year for 2013

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Tony McCoy was named as the 2013 Belfast Telegraph Sports Star of the Year at a glittering awards dinner in Belfast on Monday evening.

The 39-year-old 18-time champion jockey secured his 4,000th winner at the Towcester racecourse on 7 November.

Tyrone GAA manager Mickey Harte was inducted into the Hall of Fame while world champion cyclist Martyn Irvine won the George Best Breakthrough Award.

Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin received the top coach/manager prize.

Motorcyclist Michael Dunlop, who won four Isle of Man TT Races in June, collected the Malcolm Brodie Player of the Year award and teenage archery competitor Patrick Huston won the Young Player of the Year award.

Partially sighted skier Kelly Gallagher was the victor in the Sports Person with a Disability category, while Irish Premiership champions Cliftonville were named Team of the Year.

Boxer Carl Frampton received a Special Recognition Award, along with the Ulster players who were involved in the Ireland Women's Rugby team which won the Six Nations.

Boxing coach Billy McKee won the Local Heroes award and Jack Monaghan, a long-time member of the Irish Amateur Boxing Association and a key figure of the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council, was awarded the WJ 'Paddy Patterson' Services to Sport accolade.

Lurgan College 1st XI Girls Hockey Team were the Young Team of the Year.

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