Homers named best non-senior team at Football Writers’ awards

Timothy Dubois (centre), son of Jimmy Dubois, presents Robert Duddy and Mervyn Barr of Harryville Homers with the Non-Senior Team of the Year award at the Northern Ireland Football Writers' awards at Belfast City Hall. 
Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Timothy Dubois (centre), son of Jimmy Dubois, presents Robert Duddy and Mervyn Barr of Harryville Homers with the Non-Senior Team of the Year award at the Northern Ireland Football Writers' awards at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Harryville Homers’ remarkable season has been given the seal of approval by the Province’s footballing media.

The Wakehurst side won the Jimmy Dubois Non-Senior Team of the Year award at Monday night’s Northern Ireland Football Writers’ Association awards.

Manager Robert Duddy and chairman Mervyn Barr collected the award at the function, held at Belfast City Hall.

It follows a remarkable campaign in which the Homers won the Toals County Antrim Junior Shield for the first time in the club’s history and followed that up by winning the coveted Irish Junior Cup for the third season in succession.

Homers received the judges’ vote ahead of Ards and Newry City, who were also short-listed in their category.