Two Mile House may be preparing for the Leinster Junior Club Championship final on Sunday, however, that did not stop them celebrating a magnificent season, to date, when players, club officials, members and friends gathered in Killashee House Hotel on Friday night last to mark a magnificent season.
However, with much to play for still (Leinster Club final this Sunday in Newbridge, not forgetting their participation in the Jack Higgins Cup), players were understandably ‘holding back’ on the celebrations.
It has indeed been a great season for ‘The House’ finally, after being so close so often, clinching the Junior championship title, defeating Straffan in the decider.
This came after a brilliant SFL Division 3 campaign which saw them top the table and gain promotion to Division 2 for the 2014 season, not forgetting their minor side reaching the ‘A’ final along with the league decider.
They now, of course move on up to intermediate status at championship level and it will indeed be interesting to see how this talented bunch of players perform at the higher level,both league and championship.
Apart from the team’s success, individually it has also been a great year for Two Mile House players with Mark Sherry captaining Kildare to the Leinster Minor success in which Chris Healy was one of the star players while Adam Burke and Richard Drumgoole Maguire were also valued members of the Kildare panel.
Add to the fact that back in 2010 Peter Kelly became the club’s first All Star being selected at corner back, a magnificent and much deserved honour for the Kildare defender, it emphasises just how far the small club has come on in recent times.
The guest of honour at Friday night’s function was Micheál Ó Muirchertaigh who enthralled the attendance with his usual exuberance and brilliant address.
Micheál presented the Players Player of the Year Awards to Adam Burke (minor) and Brian Byrne (senior).
For now it’s congratulations all around and the best of luck as they represent Kildare at provincial level.