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Metro Legends - Shortlist

The five members of the Metro Legends judging panel chose the six individuals for the following reasons:
The five members of the Metro Legends judging panel chose the six individuals for the following reasons:
Eamonn Holmes
TV Personality
Award-winning broadcaster Eamonn Holmes started his career in Belfast on UTV's 'Farming Ulster' programme. He has since gone on to present GMTV for 13 years and he currently hosts Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes on Sky News. With nearly 1million Twitter followers, he is beloved across the UK. He also retains close ties with his home city and supports a number of initiatives to better the city.
Michael O'Neill
Football Manager
Northern Ireland football manager Michael O'Neill has brought Northern Ireland to its first major championship since the World Cup in 1986 and he is doing it in style by topping the European qualifier group. Because of these successes, Michael has received a lot of credit for uniting the country around sport. As a player himself, he made 44 appearances with Glentoran and has retained close ties with the club and city.
Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan is known around the globe for playing Christian Grey in the film 'Fifty Shades of Grey', which had one of the biggest opening weekends of all time for an R-rated film. Jamie also plays a leading role in BBC's 'The Fall', a successful hit series credited with helping put Belfast on the film and television production map. While you can trace his roots to Holywood, Jamie launched his modelling career in Belfast and he also attended school in the city.
Mary Peters, CH, DBE
Dame Mary Peters, CH, DBE is known for both her gold medal victory at the 1972 Olympics and her philanthropy work through Mary Peters Trust. Mary is a well-known name and face in Belfast as Mary Peters Track is named after her and she is a Lord Lieutenant for the City of Belfast.
Rory Best
Rugby player
Rugby star Rory Best is a constant fixture at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast and rugby stadiums around Europe. In 2016, Rory became the captain for Ireland, the first Ulster rugby player to captain Ireland's team since the late 1990s. He is known as a leader on the field and is well-regarded by sports fans in Belfast and beyond.
Carl Frampton MBE
Carl Frampton MBE World champion boxer Carl Frampton MBE has made massive contributions to promoting Belfast's boxing heritage and bringing Belfast boxing back to life on the world stage. Most recently, Carl won the super-bantamweight title unification match to unify the IBF and WBA world champion titles. Originally from Tiger's Bay, many credit Carl for his work uniting two communities. Known as a role model and a family man, Carl is very popular with the Belfast public.
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