Cham­pi­ons Rath­new cel­e­brate an­other suc­cess­ful year

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THE RATH­NEW GAA Club held their An­nual Din­ner Dance on Fri­day evening last. The Ark­low Bay Ho­tel was decked out in red and green, and the Mi­ley Cup and Ju­nior C Cham­pi­onship tro­phy were sit­ting proudly on the top ta­ble.

Fol­low­ing the scrump­tious meal, well done to Mr. Brian Bren­nan and his staff, the dis­tin­guished guests, County Chair­man Andy O’Brien and De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer Vic­tor Shaugh­nessy, ac­com­pa­nied by their wives ,both made elo­quent speeches. County P.R.O. Pat Mitchell and his wife Anne were also in at­ten­dance.

First to be hon­oured were the vic­to­ri­ous Ju­nior ‘C’ team who were led into the ball­room by lo­cal Piper Paddy Cana­van. They re­ceived their medals, and pre­sen­ta­tions were made to their men­tors Pat Sheehy and Pat Hunter for all their hard work.

Next up to the podium were the tri­umphant Se­nior County Cham­pi­ons led in by the man­age­ment team of Harry Mur­phy, Deckie Byrne and Trevor Doyle. They were handed their win­ners medals to rap­tur­ous ap­plause and reveived a stand­ing ova­tion. Their men­tors also re­ceived pre­sen­ta­tions from the club.

Af­ter se­nior man­ager Harry Mur­phy ad­dressed the at­ten­dance it was time to make pre­sen­ta­tions to the play­ers of the year.

Se­nior player of the year: Stephen Cana­van; Young player of the year: Mark Doyle; Ju­nior A player of the year:Stu­art (Bomber) Mur­phy and Ju­nior C player of the year: Stephen Mur­phy.

The dance floor was thronged and Joe Doyle and the Con­tenders sup­plied great mu­sic as usual.

Well done to John Snell (who also made a very pas­sion­ate speech on the night) and his com­mit­tee for all their hard work in or­gan­is­ing this event.

Rath­new G.A.A. ex­tend deep­est sym­pa­thy to Mrs May Ja­cob and ex­tended fam­ily, Main Street Rath­new on the re­cent death of her sis­ter, Sr. Carmel Dono­hue R.I.P.

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