Antrim stars shine at the Gaelic Life awards night

It was a great night for Antrm GAA at Friday’s Gaelic Life awards night in Monaghan’s Hillgrove Hotel.

The annual Gaelic Life All Stars Gala, now in its 12th year, marked a night of celebration for club players – senior, intermediate and junior – across Ulster in all four codes – hurling, camogie, men’s and ladies football and it turned out to be a great night for the Antrim Gaels who scooped a host of awards

Dunloy goalkeeper Ryan Elliott was named as Ulster hurler of the year at the Gaelic Life All-Star awards on Friday night in the Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan. Pictured are Ciaran McLaughlin (Ulster GAA President), Sean McIntosh (Gaelic Life) and Clodagh McManus of McKeever Sport)

Centre – Ladies Footballer of the Year Orlaith Prenter from Moneyglass receive her award.

Right – Camogie Player of the Year Roisin McCormick is presented with the Camogie Club Player of the Year Award

Players on the four respective All-Star teams of the year were presented with their awards with former Antrim camogie star Jane Adams inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Rossa legend Jane Adams receives the Hall of Fame award

Dunloy’s Ryan Elliott won the Hurler of the Year, Glen Maghera’s Ryan Dougan was named as footballer of the year, Loughgiel’s Róisín McCormick announced as Camogie Player of the Year while the Ladies Footballer of the Year award went to Orlaith Prenter.

Dunloy jurling manager Gregory O’Kane and Loughgiel’s Camogie manager Benny Dillon made it a north Antrim double, though Benny was not able to attend.

Four Masters of Donegal picked up the Club of the Year award after a clean sweep of underage titles in the county.

On top of that there was a host of Antrim players who won individual All Star awards on the various teams. This event just keeps getting better and better, but Friday past must surely be the best ever for all Antrim followers. Many thanks to Gaelic Life for letting us share these great photos.

Hurling manager of the Year Gregory O’Kane receives his award while looking on is Galic Life’s ‘Mal’ McMullan (right)
Camogie Manager of the Year Benny Dillon (left), with Clonduff duoe Alastair McGilligan and Kieran McGourty and Bridini Oga’s Rodney Kerr

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