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Kilmeena GAA Dinner Dance

Dean Smyth and Willie Keaveney presenting the Club person of the year award to Padraic Moore.

Player of the Year award in Ladies football went to Katie Hogan. Most improved player went to Sarah Mulchrone. Lucy O'Malley accepted the award on her behalf

John Ryan Young Player of the Year, Liam Heanue Senior Player of the year, and Ryan McGonagle Minor Player of the Year.

Members of the Clew Bay Pipe Band who picked up the Community Award on the night/

Photos by Conor McKeown

The Annual Kilmeena GAA Dinner Dance took place in the Westport Woods Hotel on Saturday night 10th February 2018. It was a most enjoyable occasion and a fitting end to what was a very successful and memorable year in the Club.

2017 saw the Club win, and also come runner up in the following competitions:

Under 16's won the West Mayo B Championship. The Minor team won the West Mayo Minor B Championship. The Junior team won Division 1D of the Senior League.The under 13 team were runners up in Division 1 of their league, narrowly beaten by Westport. The Under 15 team were runners up in Division 2 of their league, again, narrowly beaten by Mayo Gaels, and of course Myna National School won Division 2 of the Cumann na Mbunscoil competition for the first time in their history. These are huge achievements for a rural club and must be recognised, and celebrated.

On the night the club were delighted to have as their guest John Gibbons ,the Chairman of the West Board. We were also delighted to have the company of Councillor Brendan Mulroy and Councillor Christy Hyland.

The Club also launched its new web site on the night. It’s an upgrade on the clubs original website, and is more user friendly. The website was designed and built by Barry Murphy a club member, and we are pleased with the outcome, and very thankful to Barry for all his hard work on the site.

Presentations were made to the victorious teams on the night and the following awards were made by the Club.

Ladies Minor/Junior Player of the Year Award went to Katie Hogan.

Most Improved player went to Sarah Mulchrone Unfortunately Sarah was unavailable to collect her award so Lucy O’Malley accepted it on her behalf.

In the Men’s section: Player of the year Liam Heanue, Most improved player, was split between Nial Feehan and Andrew Grealis. Young Player of the year John Ryan and Minor Player of the year Ryan McGonagle.

The Clubs Community award went to the Clew Bay Pipe Band for their contribution to music and for the involvement of so many of our young members from the Club in the band .John Hogan accepted this award on behalf of the band.

The Clubman of the year award went to a wonderful Clubman, Padraic Moore. Padraic has been treasurer of the Club for the past four years and has done a most professional job, he also finds time to coach underage teams ,and was a very worthy recipient. This award was sponsored by Midwest Furniture, and the presentation was made by Dean Smythe.

A huge thanks goes to Darren Madden and to his committee, who once again excelled in gathering a large crowd ,and ensured that the evening ran off smoothly.

This was an occasion where the people of the parish came out to support the young men and women and to celebrate with them in their achievements, It was also a nice social occasion,and we are looking forward to doing the same next year.

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