On Friday 2nd December our juvenile awards took place in our clubrooms. It was great to see such a large assembled crowd present. This is one of the most important dates in the diary for our club, as we can celebrate not only individual awards but also team successes across the four codes.
The individual winners on the night beginning with Camogie were joint Under 12 Player's of the Year Caoimhe Sharkey and Cora Croskery. Under 14 Camogie Player of the Year Niamh Sharkey and finally Under 16 Camogie Player of the Year Sorcha McCartan.
Our Hurling award winners were joint Most Improved Hurler of the Year Tiarnán Gallagher and Nathan Owens. Under 12 Hurler of the Year Tiernán Connolly. Under 14 Most Improved Hurler of the Year Paudi King. Under 14 Hurler of the Year Joe O'Boyle. Under 16 Most Improved Hurler of the Year Cillian McKay. Under 16 Hurler of the Year Eoin Maginn.
The Most Improved Football of the Year for our Under 12 Girls was Carragh Dorans, with our Under 12 Girls Football of the Year going to Niamh King. The Most Improved Footballer for our Under 14 Girls was Zara Robson. The Under 14 Footballer of the Year award went to Eimear Kearney.
For boys football the Under 12 Most Improved Footballer of the Year was Cormac Barr. The Under 12 Footballer of the Year went to Tiernán Connolly. For our Under 14 Footballers, the Most Improved Footballer was Lorcán Cairns, with Joe O'Boyle being awarded U14 Footballer of the Year.
Finally our Under 16 Most Improved Player of the Year went to Callum McCabe. The Under 16 Player of the Year was shared between Eoin Maginn and Shane Kearney. Along with the individual awards, medals were also presented to our Under 10 girl Footballers received their winners medals on winning the invitational Killeavy Tournament, our Under 12 footballers on winning the East Down Division Two League, our Under 14 footballers were presented with their runners up championship medals and our Under 14 girl footballers also received their championship runners up medals. Also medals were presented to all our youngest Gaels who represented the club throughout the summer in various blitzs across the four codes.
Thank you to all our Senior Players Ladies, hurlers and footballers who took the time to attend on the evening and present the awards and medals to our juveniles. Thanks also to all the parents who assisted on the evening in providing refreshments. Thanks also to Brian Cunningham for coming along and taking photographs on the night. Finally on behalf of the club thanks to the many coaches we are lucky to have within our club who give of their time to coach our young players.
Last Wednesday night seen the clubs annual AGM, another great turnout meant we are able to benefit from a larger committee that is growing year by year, we have also made history with our first lady being elected to the executive, the entire club wish Ciara Hardy and all new committee members all the best for the year ahead. We also thank all those for tier continued support and help from the previous year.
The club were well represented in last Wednesday nights McGreevy Cup Final in Clonduff with Dara Rodgers and Sean O'Neill lining out for St Colman's College, whom were coached by club coach Aidan Rodgers and Tiernán Connolly lining out for St Patrick's Downpatrick. All three boys had great games, with the boys from Downpatrick coming out on top in a very competitive game. Well done lads. UTT
The club had a great day on Sunday past when they held thier annual Senior citizens Christmas event. This years event was an afternoon tea in the club rooms, it was great to see so many faces from the whole community gathered for an afternoon of chat, dance and treats. Thanks to all the staff from the local nursing homes who attended, also our own ladies and volunteers who helped out on the day, the local clergy, st Vincent de Paul and especially Moira Hawkins who co-ordinated the event, a great day was had by all.
This weeks lotto numbers were 1,7,22,28. There was no jackpot winner and no winners matching 3 numbers, next weeks jackpot is £3,400.
Finally on December 17th a newly appointed Right Honourable Justice will preside over a number of cases relating to heinous crimes against the club. Unlike other courtrooms the jury won’t be selected at random. The guilty accused will be tried in front of a jury of their peers consisting of everyone who comes along on the night.
Please feel free to discuss the cases with everyone but remember you are under oath. There will be hot shot prosecutors and famous defence lawyers as well as evidence and testimony from key and expert witnesses. Will you send them down?
A night not to missed. Jurors wearing Christmas themed clothing can win spot prizes. Free Admission. Your objection not to go is overruled.