For that performance, Ryan wins our Quinn Insurance/UGAAWA Merit Award  for May.

“I’m really chuffed and I can’t believe I have won the award,” enthused Ryan when told of his selection for the honour. “I never thought that I would be in the ruinning for anything like that.”

His award includes a Quinn Insurance-sponsored sports voucher, an engraved Belleek China vase, specially designed silver cuff lnks from Omeath jeweller Gareth Mallon and training gear from O’Neill’s International Sports. He will also receive two tickets and overnight accommodation for our annual banquet, on November 20, in the Slieve Russell Hotel.

Ryan Carson pictured being presented with the Quinn Insurance/UGAAWA Merit Award for May, for his performance against Down in the Ulster Senior Championship, by Declan Reilly, Quinn Group Commercial Sales Manager. Also in the picture is Sean McMahon, UGAAWA and Deirdre Donnelly, Press Officer Fermanagh County Board.

When championship time arrives there is always a surplus of talent to chose our Monthly Merit award winner from as counties and clubs rev up for the big occasion. May 2009 was no exception with football and hurling on the menu but when we sat down to debate the issue the name of Ryan Carson figured prominently.


The Newtownbutler clubman re-appeared on the county scene earlier this season after an absence of around five years and made his senior championship debut against Down, at Brewster Park, last month.


“That was the first time I played full-forward since my under-21 days,” recalled Ryan (26).


It was quite a return for the towering 6’2”, 14 stone attacker as he lofted over six points – five frees - against favourites Down, as Fermanagh knocked the Mourne men out of the Ulster race. Not only that but his general play had the Down defence in trouble.

The electrical power linesman, who is based outside London, received his award from Declan Reilly, Quinn Group Commercial Sales Manager for Ireland, at a reception in Mulligan’s BarNewtownbutler, on Tuesday, June 9.

Ryan Carson is the toast of his Newtownbutler playing colleagues in Mulligan's Bar, Newtownbutler when he was presented with the Quinn Insurance/UGAAWA Merit Award for May by Declan Reilly, Quinn Group Commercial Sales Manager. Also in the picture is Tony Magee, Treasurer of the UGAAWA.

Quinn Insurance/UGAAWA Merit Award for May 2009

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