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GAA Club Presentations for 2020

Since this time last year, the Covid-19 restrictions imposed by the Government and other authorities precluded the annual Club awards from being presented within the expected timeframe to worthy recipients for 2020.

Typically, senior presentations are conferred with the fanfare, excitement and intrigue at the Club's annual Dinner Dance. Bord na nÓg beneficiaries would have expected the same exhilaration at their yearly gatherings, with contemporary sporting personalities on hand to make the awards.

While the circumstances of the presentations may not have occurred as in previous years' salubrious surroundings, nevertheless, it did not detract from the importance of the occasion as each recipient received their accolade at the Clubhouse with the approval and admiration of their colleagues.

"Men's Senior Player of the Year" (2020)

Patrick Keane receiving the "Managers Player of the Year Shield" from senior manager John Reilly.

Patrick, pictured with his family from left: His mother Mary, sister Laura, father Patrick and grandad Paddy.

"Players' Player of the Year" (2020)

Niall Feehan's colleagues regarded him as being the worthy winner of the award. Tomás Gill presented him with his trophy on behalf of his teammates.

"Young Player of the Year" (2020)

John Keane received the "Barrett Memorial Young Player of the Year" award from Sean Barrett on behalf of the Barrett family.

"Most Improved Player of the Year" (2020)

Club Chairman, John McDonald, presented Liam Óg McNamara with his award.

U18 Boys "Player of the Year" (2020)

Cillian O'Grady was judged to be the deserving winner of the U18 player of the year award. Padraic Moore, Club Treasurer, was on hand to make the presentation.

Proudly acknowledging his son's achievement, his dad Micheal, was present to witness the occasion.

LGFA U16 Girls "Player of the Year" (2020)

Managers Pete Mortimer, Sarah Hogan and Róisín Carney, presents Holly Barrett with her award as U16 girls player of the year for 2020.

Side by side, proud parents Colm and Fiona Barrett share their daughter's achievements for 2020

U16 Boys "Player of the year" (2020)

Team manager Neil O'Donnell presented Ciaran Kilcoyne with his U16 player of the year memento.

Proudly endorsing Ciaran's success is his mum Carmel.

U15 Boys "Player of the Year" (2020)

"Whatever you can do, I can do better" seems to be the motto in the Kilcoyne household as younger brother Rian is presented with the U15 boys player of the year trophy. Making the presentation is from left Club Chairman, John McDonald, brother Ciaran, Neil O'Donnell, recipient Rian, mum Carmel and Club Treasurer Padraic Moore.

With immense pride, Carmel approves her son Rian's accomplishment in accepting his trophy for his consistent performance during last year's U15 championship.

U14 Boys "Player of the Year" (2020)

Emerging talent must continually be recognised and encouraged! And so it is with Luke Durkan as he receives his trophy from presenters: Club Pro, Sean Barrett: Padraig Walsh, Michael Gavin, with parents Mairead and Michael Durkan.

Proud parents standing four square with player of the year, son Luke.

LGFA U14 Girls "Player of the Year" (2020)

Katie Moran gratefully accepts her trophy as U14 girls player of the year from team manager Davina Carney.

Appreciating their daughter's achievement is dad Paul and her mum Ann.

LGFA U13 Girls "Player of the Year" for 2020 (2020)

Team manager Maura Hastings presents worthy winner Laura O'Grady with her trophy.

Parents Michael and Mary quietly acknowledging Laura's consistent performances throughout LGFA U14 competitions in 2020.

U13 Boys "Player of the Year" (2020)

Sean Barrett, Padraig Walsh, Michael Gavin and his father, Conor O'Malley, presents Cormac with his statuette as U13 player of the year for 2020.

Father and son, Cormac and his dad Conor, showing off his achievement as U13 boys player of the year.

U12 Boys "Player of the Year" (2020)

Like father like son! Nothing fishy going on here as Jim Cannon, manager of the U12 Boys, presents his son Eoghan with the U12 boys player of the year award for 2020. Pictured L-R: U12 managers, Mike Slattery, Barry Murphy, mother Cathy, and Mairead Durkan.

The smiles say it all! Jim and Cathy delighted with Eoghan's accomplishment at U12 level.


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