Cliftonville striker Gormley wins Ulster Player of Year award

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Joe Gormley is voted Ulster Footballer of the Year ahead of his Cliftonville team-mate Liam Boyce and Linfield's Sean Ward.

Cliftonville's prolific forward Joe Gormley has been named as the Ulster Footballer of the Year by the Castlereagh Glentoran Supporters' Club.

The 24-year-old broke the club record by scoring 37 goals this season and helping the Reds to a second straight Irish Premiership title.

Linfield defender Sean Ward was on the shortlist for the award along with Gormley's strike partner Liam Boyce.

Boyce hopes to secure a move to full-time football this summer.

The forward, who netted 24 times in 2013/14, moved to Werden Bremen in 2010 but returned from Germany the following year.

Boyce was set to have cross-channel trials this week but an ankle injury means he will have to wait to get his chance to become a professional footballer.

"Everyone dreams of playing full-time football and in the last two years I've stepped up my game and shown that I've got the quality," said the 23-year-old.

Meanwhile, Glentoran midfielder Jordan Stewart is having a trial with League One club Peterborough United.

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