Video: Mid-Ulster’s Samantha is sports personality

Samantha Kelly’s superb all-round performance, allied to a hat-trick of goals, helped her club win the Mid-Ulster Cup and has also won her Mid-Ulster Mail/Tyrone Times sports personality award for September.

From her early days with both Mid Ulster and Dungannon Utd Juniors, Samantha stood out as she could change a game and in small-sided games environment she excelled.

John McConnell of McConnell's Intersport Cookstown hands over the winning vouchers to  Samantha Kelly who is the  Mid-Ulster Mail & Tyrone Times Sports Personality for the month of September Included in the picture are Gerard McSloy (Store Manager), Noel Loughrin (Ulster Bank) and Patrick Cullen (Mid-Ulster Mail & Tyrone Times Advertising Team Leader).INTT4114-357

John McConnell of McConnell's Intersport Cookstown hands over the winning vouchers to Samantha Kelly who is the Mid-Ulster Mail & Tyrone Times Sports Personality for the month of September Included in the picture are Gerard McSloy (Store Manager), Noel Loughrin (Ulster Bank) and Patrick Cullen (Mid-Ulster Mail & Tyrone Times Advertising Team Leader).INTT4114-357

She attended the excellence centre for girls under the watchful eye of Noel Mitchell and it was inevitable senior action would follow. A talented hockey player, Samantha played for Royal School and still plays for Dungannon Firsts.

And Samantha is in with a sporting chance of a further accolades with her nomination for NIWFA Player of the Year, an award determined by managers of Premier League teams, her fellow nominees being senior internationals Marrissa Callaghan (Cliftonville) and Kirsty McGuinness (Linfield).