Antrim Gaels figured strongly in last weekend’s awards ceremonies with a host of players and officials picking up prestigious accolades.
At the Ulster President’s Awards inner in the Canal Court in Newry there was a double for the Cunning cousins from Dunloy with Conal receiving the Ulster Hurler of the Year award with his cousin Colum receiving his award for refereeing the Joe McDonagh Hurling final between Laois and Westmeath.
The Antrim team who won the All Ireland Under 21 Football title back in 1969 received a Special Recognition award for what was Antrim GAA’s greatest ever achievement while Sean McManus of Rossa received a Club Coaching award.
On Saturday afternoon Ulster Camogie held their awards ceremony in the Armagh City Hotel. Noreen Graham of Ahoghill picked up the Bridie McMemamin Shield Player of the Year award for her part in the St Mary’s side’s great Ulster success. Brona McIntyre of Loughgiel received the award for Best County Final Match Programme for her brilliant design and publication. Seamus McAleenan, a regular contributor to the Saffron Gael, was awarded the PRO of the Year trophy while Kathryn Bradley of St John;s Carnlough received the Chairperson’s Award for her great work with the Ulster council.
Well done to each and every one of you!