Following a very successful year for Brian Dillons Camogie, awards were presented to both the U16 and U18 teams at the Clubhouse on Saturday last December 22. At the outset Mary O Sulivan paid tribute to Linda Mellerick for her commitment to both teams and stressed that Linda had instilled in the girls the real meaning of a 'Team' and that Linda had brought discipline to the club which brought its own success.
The U16's received their League medals which were presented by Cork Senior Player Jemma O Connor. They then received their runner up championship medals which were presented by President Con Aherne.
The U16 Player of the Year was a difficult decision for the judging panel. The criteria included Dedication, Respect for both players and mentors, Performance and Leadership both on and off the pitch. The award went to Niamh o Leary who had an outstanding season.
The U18 Player of the Year was also a very diificult decision. The same criteria applied as the U16 award but it was noted that the winner would often attend training sessions even when injured. The award went to Saoirse Rodgers who received rapturous applause.
Linda Mellerick acknowledged that she considered presenting an award to the most improved player of the year but had changed that to an Outstanding Achievement Award which went to the entire U16 Panel. A framed photo of the U16 squad was presented to captain Emma Sharpe which is to be placed on the wall in the clubhouse.
Liz O Mahoney stated she was very proud as Chairperson of the club. Liz then made a small presentation to Jemma O Connor for her attendance.
Presentations were then made to both the coaches and mentors. The use of the Community Bus from Mayfield Gardai was also acknowleged.
It was a tremendous year the the U16/U18 teams and and they are eagerly looking forward to the 2013 season.
Dont forget the Junior Team will be receiving their awards at the Dinner Dance which is being held in Silversprings Hotel on January 26th.
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