On Saturday evening Lámh Dhearg held their Appreciation and Annual Awards and presentation evening.
Lockdown restrictions have prevented clubs coming together to and holding their annual presentation evenings- a popular event in any club calendar.
But Lámh Dhearg showed innovation and decided to go virtual and held it via zoom and it was a great success.
Families were able to gather in the comfort of their own homes and were entertained by popular club member and musician Seamy McPeake, along with daughters Katie and Lucy.
In between the McPeake’s magnificent entertainment the virtual award winners were announced by compere for the evening- Paul Buchannan.
In the ladies football category Caoimhe Whinnery was named Gaelic For Mothers and Others player of the year, Aoibheann Larkin minor football and Ciara Docherty scooped the senior ladies award.
Daniel Murray was named Minor hurler of year, Tiernan McKenna U-21, Darren O’Brien reserve hurling and Aidan McGuigan claimed the senior hurler of the year accolade.
In the football awards Lee Clarke was named minor footballer of the year, Eoin Matassa U-21, Francis Dugan reserve and Declan Lynch senior footballer of the year.
Dee McLaughlin was recognised for his contribution towards his promotion of culture The development award recognised the tireless work of parents Karen Cleland, Anne-Marie Camlin, Roseann McGowan and Jenny McGuigan.
The Club person of the Year award was presented to Stevie Bunting junior while the Hall of Fame recipient was posthumously awarded to Michael Herron Senior -following in the footsteps of younger brother Jim who received the honour in 2019.
The highly enjoyable, successful and well attended night was concluded by Chairman Peter Kane thanking all the members for their commitment in a very surreal night .
A big thanks go to the committee- led by chairman Peter Kane- for their organisation of a fantastic evening and Brian Smyth for his diligence and commitment in co ordinating the awards so well.
The success of the night can be best reflected by a sample of many comments posted on social media
Patrick McQuillan Well done to everyone involved in bringing this about and to the winners god how things have changed from our day xx
Micky Armstrong @lamhdhearg awards night , well done to all recipients & fair playto organisers and Seamy for the brilliant entertainment
Caoimhe Nic Craith Brilliant night, well done to everyone involved in organising and running the event. Congratulations to the award winners 👏👏
Kieran Megraw Well done to all the award winners and to organisers
Barney Herron A fantastic night well delivered. Thanks to committee for recognising my big brother Mickey Rip with Hall of fame award.