A great crowd gathered in Garryvoe Hotel on Friday night last for the end of year celebration. This was a triple celebration with the Juvenile Club, Ladies Football Club and Camoige Club. Jersey’s, Shorts, Skorts and Boots, were changed for Shirts, Jeans, Dresses and Heels.
Donal Walsh opened proceedings by welcoming everyone to this wonderful evening of celebration. After Donal finshed it was onto the meal beautifully prepared by Garryvoe Hotel.
As everyone tucked in Barry Moran had a slide show of photos on display, taken during the year for everyone to enjoy.
After the meal Aine Cronin spoke on behalf of the Ladies Football Club thanking each and every girl for the work and dedication they put in all year and she said it showed with they array of silverware on display here tonight. She thanked the Senior, Juvenile and Camogie Clubs for their help througout the year and said we all need to work together so our kids can play our games whether it be football, hurling, ladies football or camogie.
Next up to speak was Roisin Phelan on behalf of the players. She spoke about the commitment required to take to the club to the next level and with such good underage teams coming through the future is bright if they all buy into this commitment.
Emma Farmer and Roisin then took up thier positions to present the medals to the various winning teams of 2016 and also to those girls that represented the club at intercounty level.
Donal Walsh was next up on behalf of the Juvenile Club.
He called first on Tommy Foley to speak on behalf of the U-14 management team. Tommy thanked all the players for the way they trained and played this year. He said they were a credit to the club and to keep the work going.
When Tommy had finished it was over to Aidan Walsh to present the various winning teams with their medals for thier achievements in 2016. Aidan also presented a token to all those players who had represented the club at intercounty level which he said was a great achievement. He wrapped up by telling everyone present to practise the basics properly and that everything else will follow.
Donal Walsh then spoke on behalf of the Juvenile club by thanking everyone involved in the club, be it on committes, coaching or helping out in anyway. He also praised both the Ladies Football Club and Camogie Club for their achievements in 2016 and wish them all the best in 2017. He also thanked Vera Terry, Anne Marie Mc Allister and PJ. Hurley for organising the event.
Willie Wallace was next up on behalf of the Camogie Club. He also thanked both the Juvenile Club and Ladies Football Club for their help in 2016 and wish both clubs the very best of luck in 2017. He also spoke about remebering this night of celebration as with ten minutes to go in a match and you think of the celebrating you are doing here tonight, that you don’t want to lose that feleing, and that will drive you on to get you over the line, which is very true. They also had a presentation to girls who represented the club at Intercounty Level in 2016.
That bought the formalities to an end and it was over to DJ Shane to finish off the night and what a way to start it with Aghada’s adopted anthem of “Caladonia”…