Clogherinkoe GAA Awards night and Dinner Dance was held in the Hamlet Court Hotel, Johnstownbridge on Saturday 16th February with over 180 people in attendance.
After the three course meal the players were presented with their Kildare Junior ‘A’ Championship winning medals and a DVD of the final, by the special guest Micheál Ó’Muircheartaigh who had travelled from Killarney to make the presentation. The broadcasting legend had the attendance hanging on to his every word as he gave an inspirational speech on the importance of winning a county championship.
Micheál also made a special presenatation to the five Clogherinkoe players who won a Schools All-Ireland Senior Championship with St Mary’s, Secondary School, Edenderry in 2012.
The Club held a raffle on the night for the ‘Princess Leah fund’ and a total of e725 was raised. Thanks to the Kildare team for autographing jersey which went for as 1st prize and to The Hamlet Court Hotel for sponsoring the 2nd Prize for a meal for two in their Award winning ‘Sabayon’ restaurant ‘. Hugh thanks to all on the night for the great support shown and to Anna McCrossan, Claire Connolly and Laura Leech for selling tickets.
The following presentations were made on the night.
Kildare Junior ‘A’ Championship 2012 medals to Clogherinkoe
Clogherinkoe players who won an All Ireland medal with St Mary’s Daniel Grehan, Daniel Pyke, Cein McMonagle, Mark Nolan, Conor Flanagan
Under 18 Player of the Year, Joe Mulraney presented by Ger Nolan
Under 21 Player of the Year, Mark Nolan presented by Shane Sutton
Thirrd Team Awards presented by Trevor McKeown: Young Player of the Year, James Mullligan (accepted by Paddy Mulligan)
Player of the Year, Patrick Delaney
Second Team Awards: Young Player of the Year, Tim Kenny presented by Ger Nolan
Player of the Year, Ollie Miggin (accepted by Bernie Miggin)presented by Peter Flood
1st Team Awards: Young Player of the Year, Conor Grehan presented by Paddy Mulligan; Player of the Year, Brian Gravin presented by Chris Byrne.
Presentation by the Players: Seán McEvoy (Captain) presented trainer Chris Byrne with a presentation on behalf of the players in recognition of all his hard work and dedication to the team throughout the year
Hall of Fame: Kevin Miggin, presented by Club Chairman Eddie Fanning
Club Person of the Year: Paddy Loughrey presented by Club Treasurer Jack Conaln.