Ladies’ teams mark a fan­tas­tic first year

Wexford People - - PICTURES - By DAVID TUCKER

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 un­der-16s.

The un­der-10s.

The ju­nior team.

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