Celebrating a year to remember with a night to remember at the Aodh Ruadh Dinner Dance

We had a great night in the novel surrounds of the Sandhouse Hotel for the annual Aodh Ruadh Dinner Dance. A great attendance turned out on the night and enjoyed the fine fare served up by the Sandhouse before club chairman William Doogan took to the rostrum to open the evening's proceedings with a short and well-received speech before introducing master of ceremonies Sean Perry. Sean introduced the various awards with his usual brand of meticulous research and effortless bonhomie. The awards began with tokens of appreciation being presented to Jack McCadden - an award very well received by those assembled, to Sabrina Brosnan on concluding her term as ladies secretary, to John Travers on stepping down as child protection officer, to outgoing reserve team managers Anthony Coughlin and Aidan Murray, and to outgoing senior joint manager Philip O'Reilly. After that it was on to the presentation of individual awards. The young ladies player of the year went to Bridín Maguire. Adam Rami was named young hurler of the year. The ladies player of the year award was claimed by Áine Gilmore. Reserve player of the year was Adam Clarke. Caoimhe Keon presented the Ciarán Keon senior player of the year to Johnny Gethins. After that the focus turned to group presentations. The first of these was to the 1994 Aodh Ruadh hurlers who won the Donegal junior championship with Mickey Dolan, Gerry McLaughlin and Rui O'Neill brought forward to recall the highlights of that title triumph. After that we had presentations to our 1994 senior county title winning footballers. Sean Perry brought up Sylvester Maguire, Martin McGlynn and Malachy Cullen to share their memories of a great year for the club. The next presentation of the night saw guest of honour Anthony Daly present medals to our junior championship winning hurlers. The Seán Slevin club person of the year was then presented to the unsuspecting, but very deserving Lisa McTernan. With the silverware distributed, Clare All-Ireland winning legend, Anthony Daly took to the floor with Sean Perry getting the inside story of life in the Ger Loughnane regime. After Anthony brought the official proceedings to an enjoyable close, the Show Offs took to the stage and entertained the crowd into the small hours. Well done to all those who helped bring the night together and made it such an enjoyable event. Check out the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page for a great gallery of pictures from the evening.

Last modified: Sunday, 8 December 2019 at 9:14pm