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DISABILITY COACH OF THE YEAR: REGGIE DORNAN.

Belfast Deaf United

FEW achievements have captured the imagination as vividly as that of Reggie Doran's Belfast Deaf United.

The local lads won the prestigious British Deaf Cup for the first time in the competition's 51-year history.

Belfast overcame some big-name opponents to get their hands on the famous trophy, dumping out Leeds Deaf, Glasgow Deaf and Fulham Deaf before thumping Everton Deaf 4-1 in the final in May.

He admitted after picking up the award that he was "over the moon". Reggie added: "This is on behalf of everyone at Belfast Deaf United.

"It was a fantastic achievement to win the British Deaf Cup for the first time in 51 years and beating some of the biggest Premiership teams, whose funding is absolutely colossal.

"So to bring it back to Belfast is fantastic. To work with the deaf community in Northern Ireland is so rewarding, for myself and the club. I would also like to thank Alan Crooks and Mal Donaghy for their support - it's been fantastic."

Reggie also assisted by coaching the Ireland Deaf team to a credible seventh at the European Deaf Football Championships in Denmark.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Nov 29, 2011
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