Sinn Féin MP for Mid Ulster, Francie Molloy sends his warmest congratulations to Cookstown singer Eamonn McCrystal who won four awards at a regional section of the Emmy Awards in the USA last night.
Mr Molloy said: “I am absolutely delighted for Eamonn to be honoured in such a fantastic way, to host and produce a show of such quality at such a relatively young age and for it to be internationally recognised by these prestigious awards demonstrates to the world the brilliant musical talent that the community around Cookstown knew Eamonn possessed from a very young age.
“I am particularly pleased to hear that Eamonn was singled out to win the best on-Camera Talent/Performer award.”
Cookstown singer Eamonn McCrystal celebrates four Emmy awards
Mr Molloy further added “I hope that Eamonn’s awards helps to show case the excellent musical talent that we have in Mid-Ulster, from Andrea Begley from Pomeroy who won The Voice on BBC to the countless hard working musicians who keep us entertained regularly and keep alive the tradition of Irish songs and music over many generations”
John McNamee, Cookstown based Sinn Fein Councillor for Mid-Ulster said “This is fantastic news to hear, and I wish to pass on my heartfelt congratulations not only to Eamonn but also to his parents Jim and Ann who must be so proud to see the talent they fostered and encouraged from a very young age getting the international recognition we all knew he fully deserved.”
“I will pass on these congratulations at the next meeting of Mid-Ulster Council, so as his awards will be formally acknowledged and welcomed by all the members of the Council and it would be great if recognition can be marked for Eamonn the next time he is in Cookstown.”