St. Lawrence hon­ours soccer’s best

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - BY CYN­THIA FAR­RELL ST. LAWRENCE, N.L.

The St. Lawrence Soccer As­so­ci­a­tion held its an­nual ban­quet and awards Aug. 18 at Lau­ren­tian Place, hon­our­ing play­ers from this past sea­son as well as nam­ing peo­ple to the Hall of Fame.

St. Lawrence Hall of Fame in­ductees in­cluded: Paul J. Slaney (player), Bill Pike (player), Pat Brake (builder) and Rudy Nor­man (player).

Ron Ayl­ward (builder) was in­ducted to The Wall of Hon­our In­ductee.

The Burin Penin­sula Soccer As­so­ci­a­tion Hall of Fame In­ductees were: Lloyd Brock­erville (player), Al Reid (player/builder) and Rick Far­rell (builder).

The evening also in­cluded the pre­sen­ta­tion of Chal­lenge Cup Soccer Awards for the 2017 sea­son.

Re­cip­i­ents were:

Brent Hen­neb­ury, the Leo Mur­ray Me­mo­rial Tro­phy for Most Im­proved Player;

Shawn Isaacs, the D&D En­grav­ing Tro­phy for most ded­i­cated player;

Sean Drew, the Ce­cil Shea Me­mo­rial Tro­phy for most sports­man­like player;

Ste­fan Slaney, the Mick Turpin Me­mo­rial Tro­phy for top scorer, and the Robert Kelly Me­mo­rial Tro­phy for most valu­able player;

Jordy Slaney, the Cyril & Ger­ard Quirke Me­mo­rial Tro­phy, Award of Ex­cel­lence.

The Ul­ti­mate Fan Award — The Keith Walsh Me­mo­rial Award — went to:

Mar­garet Slaney, Lucy Mur­ray and Theresa Hynes.

Mem­bers of the NL Hall of Fame who were not in­ductees to the BPSA Hall of Fame were rec­og­nized and given cer­tifi­cates. They in­cluded: Ed Kelly, Mike Howlett, Bob Spearns, Harry Kelly and Dr. Paul Slaney, as well as brothers Craig and Scott Ed­wards of Marys­town and Rod Drake of Lawn.

CYN­THIA FAR­RELL/SPE­CIAL TO THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE

Many peo­ple were hon­oured at the re­cent St. Lawrence Soccer As­so­ci­a­tion ban­quet and awards night. Front row (left to right) are: Lucy Mur­ray, Theresa Hynes, Mar­garet Slaney, Ron­nie Nor­man (ac­cept­ing an award on be­half of her son Rudy Nor­man), Pat Brake and Brent Hen­neb­ury; and back row: Rick Far­rell, Tom Reid (ac­cept­ing an hon­our on be­half of brother Al Reid), Lloyd Brock­erville, Bill Pike, Dorothy Ayl­ward and grand­son Car­son (ac­cept­ing an hon­our on be­half of her late hus­band Ron), Shawn Isaacs, Jordy Slaney and Paul J Slaney.

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