Keeper Adam Collin claimed four awards at Carlisle United’s end-of-season presentation night - but Jamie Devitt won the players’ player of the season gong.

On the back of another impressive display at Yeovil a day earlier, 34-year-old Collin stepped forward to receive trophies from the Carlisle United Official Supporters’ Club (CUOSC), United’s away travel fans, the Blues’ London Branch supporters and United’s season ticket holders.

But Devitt also claimed multiple awards, being crowned Peter Jackson the Jeweller’s player of the season, as well picking up the players’ player of the season gong towards the end of the night for the second successive season.

At Sunday’s event at the Shepherd’s Inn, manager Steven Pressley kicked off proceedings.

Addressing the audience, he said: "Since arriving at this club, there is one thing that has become apparent – that you must maximise your resource and spend every penny wisely.

"So, I would like to go on record as thanking all our sponsors, our season ticket holders and our supporters."

Pressley then spread thank yous around the club, giving a nod to the administrative department, the retail department, the ticket office and the laundry staff.

He also praised chairman Andrew Jenkins, who missed the evening as he recovers from an operation.

“I’m exceptionally proud to be manager of this historic football club," Pressley said as he turns his attention to preparing his squad for the 2019/20 campaign, his first full season in charge after his initial appointment in January before his contract was extended last month.

"I will make one promise that I will work every hour possible to make this football club successful."

Of the youth team, it was Keighran Kerr - who alongside Josh Dixon has been offered professional contracts for next term - who emerged as the star. He won both awards from the Under-18 section of the Blues: youth player of the season, voted for by the youth management team, and also youth players’ player of the season.

Academy manager Darren Edmondson also praised his staff, including coach Gavin Skelton.

That was before the 47-year-old former Workington Reds and Barrow boss asked his Cumberland Cup winners, who beat Penrith 3-1 in the final last Tuesday, to stand up as they received a round of applause from the room.

Departing captain Danny Grainger, who is set to become Workington Reds’ new manager, was named as the community champion before a reel of video messages from former team-mates was played on screen for the man from Eamont Bridge.

Midfielder Luke Joyce, now at Port Vale, said the 32-year-old had been the best captain he had played under, while Motherwell keeper Mark Gillespie said: “You and your family should be very proud. You have been an outstanding captain and you have a great left foot."

Tough centre-back Michael Raynes added “it was an honour to share a dressing room” with Grainger, before Jabo Ibehre, “The Islington Assassin”, said the Cumbrian would always have a friend in him in London, should he decide to travel further south.

On his time at Brunton Park, Grainger said: “It’s been five years that’s flown by. I have met players who have become lifelong friends.

"Staff at the club, every single one has made an impression, I cannot thank you all enough. It’s been an honour and a pleasure to play for this club. I couldn’t wish to finish with a better bunch.

"Dolly [physio Neil Dalton], you have been here since day one and I appreciate it, I really do."

The Collin procession then started, as the goalkeeper first picked up the CUOSC gong.

Soon after, the former Notts County man was back on stage getting the Away Travel award from chair Kate Rowley, the result of votes from the die-hard fans who follow the Blues far and wide. Collin’s hat-trick was completed as he was crowned United’s supporters club London Branch’s player of the season.

Then, it was the turn of United’s Ladies to receive some well-deserved acclaim.

With the team second in North West Women’s Regional Football League Division One North, it was Kerri Mallinson who was named Ladies’ player of the season, presented with the award by Ladies boss Tracy Gannon and Devitt.

Devitt was quickly on stage again, as well, to accept the Peter Jackson-sponsored player of the season award for the most man-of-the-match awards in home games this season.

Defender Macaulay Gillesphey was the next to be recognised. The former Newcastle United man won the coaches’ goal of the season for his strike in the Checkatrade Trophy win against Morecambe.

Then, cheers went up again as Hallam Hope won the audience vote for goal of the season for his cheeky strike against Notts County.

“I thought about it before. I tried it before but the keeper had seen it. But I tried in again, and luckily, I scored so I was happy," said Hope, recalling his March consolation in a 3-1 defeat to the Magpies.

Collin, who was also named the News & Star readers’ player of the season, took the Season Ticket Holders player of the season gong, before the evening then saw Devitt crowned the players’ player of the season.

Accepting the award which he had also won last year, the 28-year-old Irishman said: "It’s been a pleasure to play with them [this squad] this season.

"We are disappointed not to make the play-offs, obviously, but it’s been a pleasure to play with them."

To close the evening, former United player Les O’Neill came on stage to present a special award to honorary president David Dent who celebrates his 60th year in the game next year.

In 1960, he was appointed Carlisle’s first full-time secretary and, by 1991, he was secretary of the Football League before he was appointed as the Blues’ honorary president in 2010.

O’Neill, one of the club’s stars from the 1970s, said: "We talk about legends and Carlisle have had [Chris] Balderstone and [Stan] Bowles and people like that.

"But in my eyes, David is very much a legend."