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Huge Turnout at Awards Night

posted 7 Dec 2015, 04:29 by Tom Myers   [ updated 7 Dec 2015, 11:34 ]
Our annual awards night was held on Sunday 6th December and it was a tremendous success with a huge turnout of players, coaches, mentors, family and friends. Chairperson Mary O'Sullivan was MC on the night and she thanked all the players and the mentors for making 2015 another successful year for the club.  The first award of the night went to the Most Improved U12 Player. Coach Johnny described this girl as dedicated, gentle, a great team player who is a regular at training and who has a tremendous puck of a sliothar. The award went to Ellen Brady. The next award went to the U12 Player of the Year who coach Trevor described as a spectacular player with a great future ahead of her in the game.The winner was Olivia Gibson. Next up was the U14 Most Improved Player who Coach Dave described as being a regular at training, who has improved steadily in her overall general play and will be a tremendous player if she continues to train hard. The award went to Mary O'Sullivan.  The winner of the U14 Player of the Year award was descibed by Coach Dave as being a special player who was the rock of their team.  She has tremendous vision and a great attitude.  The award went to Eve O'Connor.  The next award was for the U16 Most Improved Player. This young lady was described as being the biggest character on the team who is always laughing and joking but trains exceptionally hard and she would go through a brick wall for her team mates. This award went to Micheala Broe. The U16 Player of the Year was next. Coach Dave said this girls performances were exceptional, her skill, fitness and heart is a joy to watch and the scary thing about it is that she will get better. The award went to Shannon McHale. The next award was the Minor Player of the Year. Coach Linda spoke about going up Minor A this year which allowed our team to progress playing better teams in this section. We reached the League semi final and went out in the second round of the Championship. We had only 15 Minor players and we can't take the foot off the pedal at under age level.  Everyone has a responsibility in this catchment area to get more players into the Club. Linda described the Minor Player of the Year as being a great athlete who is incredibly strong and has been used as a man marker on the big day. She has had trials with the Cork Minor Team this year and her commitment is second to none. The winner of this award was Essie O'Connell. The Intermediate Player of the Year was not announced as Linda and the Mentors wanted to keep us in suspense until the Victory Dinner. Each one of the Intermediate Players was then presented with shorts as a token of their achievements this season. President of the Camogie Club, Con Aherne made presentations to five Dillons Players who represented Cork this year namely, Eve O'Connor and Hannah Roche at U14, Stephanie Mangan at U16 and Sinead Mills and Niamh O'Leary at Minor Level.  Vice chair person Veronica Deane then presented a special award to Shauna Cronin who brought tremendous honour to our Club winning the All Ireland Minor Football Championship with Cork. The next award was presented by Chairperson Mary which was the Club Person of the Year award. Describing the winner as gentle, a trojan player who sacrificed quite a lot this year for the club.  The winner is an integral part of the Intermediate team who regularly travelled from Limerick for training and matches and in addition she was coaching the U12 team who think the world of her. The winner was Susan Kate Brosnan which was richly deserved. Susan then proceeded to make presentation of medals to the U15 team who won the Seadun Shield Final. The Captain of the U16 team Caroline O'Connor, Shannon McHale Captain of the U15 team and Anna Myers, Captain of the U14 team then made presentations to their Coaches Dave, Gill and Stephen. A fantastic night with a great atmosphere followed with hot food and great craic.
Please note the Intermediate Victory Dinner is scheduled for 16th January at the Ambassador Hotel and tickets are available from Marian Cronin and Catriona Barry at €35 each.