Letterkenny Gaels ladies board hold annual awards presentations

Emer Gallagher and Seamus Herron special guests at awards event

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The Letterkenny Gaels U-16 team with their coaches at Friday night's awards event PICTURES: MARK MC FADDEN

Another busy season at underage was celebrated on Friday evening as Letterkenny Gaels Ladies Board hosted their annual presentation of awards.

Players, coaches, mentors and family members gathered in Arena 7 for the end of year event which brought the curtain down on a hugely enjoyable 2019 campaign.

Special guests were Donegal and Termon player Emer Gallagher and the chairman of Donegal Ladies County Board, Seamus Herron.

Among the other guest speakers was the recently elected chairman of the Letterkenny Gaels Ladies Board, Peter Cutliffe.

Peter congratulated the various teams, their coaches and everyone in helping to ensure that ladies football continues to flourish within the club.

Gráinne Friel receives her award from special guest Seamus Herron. Also included is U-13 team manager Conor Crossan

He said the big crowd at the awards night was an indication that the club has a bright future.

The awards in each category were presented by Seamus Herron and Emer Gallagher and club coaches Conor Crossan, Michael O’Connor and Diarmaid Doherty gave a brief run-down on each team’s campaign during 2019.

Special awards were also presented to Natasha Tinney (U-13) and Clodagh O’Connor (U-14) to mark their selection on county squads.

U-16 player Leanna Bradley receives her award from special guest Emer Gallagher 

The U-14 side were presented with their league runners-up medals. They were beaten in their league final by Naomh Columba back in May.

Presentations were also made to the coaches and club mentor Eileen Tinney, as a thank you for all the work they did with the various teams during the season.

Clodagh Sweeney, Minor team player of the year, pictured with Emer Gallagher and Minor team manager Michael O'Connor

Award winners:

Letterkenny Gaels U13s:

Most improved player: Ava Callaghan

Players’ player of the year: Gráinne Friel

Player of the year: Natasha Tinney


U-14s:

Most improved player: Jody Porter

Players’ player of the year: Andrea Cutliffe and Louise Doherty

Player of the year: Amy Hegarty

Clodagh O'Connor, U-16 player of the year, is presented with her award by Emer Gallagher 


U-16s:

Most improved player: Claire Sweeney

Players’ player of the year: Leanna Bradley

Player of the year: Clodagh O’Connor


Minor:

Most improved player: Ellie May Canning

Players’ player of the year: Caoimhe Doherty

Player of the year: Clodagh Sweeney

Minor players player of the year award winner Caoimhe Doherty receives her award