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Carlow's Derek Ryan wins Best Country Male and Best Country Songwriter at music awards

Congratulations to the Garryhill man!

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Derek Ryan with his awards

Hundreds of thousands tuned into the second annual Irish Post Country Music Awards on September 11 to watch some of the greatest Irish country and folk artists do what they do best.

Broadcast live on TG4 and Facebook, this year's IPCMA's gathered some of the genre's best-known names at The Millennium Forum in Derry for what RTÉ lauded as "a momentous celebration of country music".

There were double honours for Carlow singer Derek Ryan who took home the awards for Best Country Male and Best Country Songwriter. 

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