Club Presentation evenings up and running

This week we launched this feature offering clubs the opportunity to select their various internal award winners from 2020 and Wolfe Tones got us on the way with their selections. During the week I emailed every club in Antrim to remind them of our initiative and we look forward to hearing from you in the coming week.

We would also appeal to clubs who have not made a donation to the Saffron Gael website this year to do so as we need your donations to keep the site going.

I have again included the article which was published last week and look forward to your response. This is an opportunity to highlight your club’s achievements in very difficult circumstances in 2020 and while there is no substitute for the annual dinner, this is the next best thing

Club Presentation evenings cancelled but we offer you the next best thing

Saffron Gael offers club player of the year opportunity

As we head into this period of the year where we at the Saffron Gael would be getting ready for the club Annual Dinner@ Presentation evenings we are saddened by the fact that those presentation are very unlikely to happen this year.

The scourge of Covid19 has had a devastating effect on life in general throughout the world and here in Ireland and while we are all grateful that we have been able to have a restricted season on the GAA playing field, our presentation evenings are likely to fall foul to the pandemic.

Since our launch, over four years ago the Saffron Gael has attempted to attend as many of those presentation evenings as possible and subsequent viewing figures suggest that the annual dinner and presentation is one of the most popular events in the club’s calendar year.

While those awards are now put on hold we at the Saffron Gael offer each and every club in Antrim the next best thing but for it to be a success we need the full co-operation of each and every club.

Here is what we want you to do:

  1. Select your player of the year in every code.
  2. Send us a photograph of that player and a short write up about each individual award winner.

We will publish those photographs, club by club as we normally do when we attend club dinners and while there is nothing like the real thing, we think this will prove to be a very popular feature.

So club committees, chairperson, secretaries get in touch with your football, hurling, camogie and ladies football team mentors and ask them to select the various award winners from each team.

  1. Player of the Year
  2. Sports-person of the year
  3. U21 Player of the Year
  4. Minor Player of the year
  5. Club Person of the Year
  6. Any other category you would like to add

Forward your award winners names and photographs with a few lines as to why they were selected for the award and the name of your club. (In some instances we may have a photograph of your player should you be unable to get a photograph)

Send your selections and photographs to ptrckmclwn@yahoo.co.uk or to john.mcilwaine@yahoo.co.uk

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