Ladies’ teams mark a fantastic first year
MORE THAN 250 players, family members, friends and supporters gathered at the Talbot Hotel to celebrate the first ‘fantastic’ year of the combined Clonard Volunteers Ladies’ Gaelic Football Club, Clonard Ladies and St John’s Volunteers.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the medals to all of the 10 teams who participated throughout the year from under-six to senior adult.
Paul Murphy, from Wexford Glass, sponsor of the under-18 and under-12 girls, presented the younger girls with their well- deserved medals, certificates & team photos,
The pride of place in the presentation was for the victorious under-12 county champions along with the junior and senior ladies’ double League cup winners.
Runners-up medals were presented by our new under-14 and under-16 sponsor Gemma Hayes Recruitment to the under-14 and under-16 teams, who narrowly missed out in their respective finals.
The club was delighted to welcome former St John’s Volunteers member and international rugby player Katie Fitzhenry.
Katie is a true ambassador for girls in sport as she took plenty of time to chat to the younger girls who were in awe of her achievements, Katie also gifted a signed jersey as a spot prize won by Suzy Kelly.
Due to the success of both adult teams special achievement awards were presented to Senior Player of the Year Aofie Tormey, Senior Player of the Final Ciara O’Reardon, Junior Player of the Year Emma Goff, Junior Player of the Final Leah Dwyer, Minor Player of the Year Lauren Roche and Most Improved Player of the Year Ciara Brennan.
Senior captain Aoife Tormey thanked manager Patrick O’Sullivan for his commitment and dedication over the past five years, which brought the first adult team from Division 4 to Division 1 and Junior A to Senior level. She also thanked Paddy Brennan and David Tormey for their commitment and time, and Pettitt’s SuperValu for its continued sponsorship and support.
Joint captain Danielle Chin presented Katie with the new Clonard Vols training jersey.
Chairman Ray Cullinane thanked everyone for their continued support, from coaches, sponsors, parents, and everyone involved with Clonard GAA and St John’s Volunteers GAA for making this first year such a success
Anyone interested in playing ladies’ Gaelic football in 2018 should contact Suzanne at 086 6063488 for more information.
The under-12 Shield medallists.
The under-14 team.
The junior team.