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Aodh Ruadh celebrates a year of underage football

The closing event of the underage football season, the presentation evening, took place last Saturday in an Abbey Centre packed to capacity. Presentations were made to all male and female footballer aged 18 and under by county star Stephen McMenamin.

Stephen was then grilled by master of ceremonies Michael Daly before giving the audience some guidance and advice on developing and improving their game. After that, individual awards were made. The winners were as follows. U8 girls: Player's player: Leia Roper; Most improved player: Arwen Killalea; U8 boys: Player's player: Senan Ward; Most improved player: Sean Travers; U10 girls: Player's player: Rachel Gillespie; Most improved player: Aodhbha O'Donnell; U10 boys: Player's player: Eoghan Gallagher; Most improved player: MJ Ward; U11 boys: Player's player: Sean O'Neill; Most improved player: Finn Doogan; U12 girls: Player's player: Lauren Foy and Jessica O'Mahoney; Most improved player: Laura Crossan; U12 boys: Player's player: Barry Campbell; Most improved player: Liam Doogan; U13 girls: Player's player: Fódhla Sheerin; Most improved player: Dairín Sweeny; U13 boys: Player's player: Oran Gillespie; Most improved player: Jun Hui Lin; U14 girls: Player's player: Mollie Travers; Most improved player: Michaela McCaffrey; U14 boys: Player's player: Drew Ryan; Most improved player: Oisin McGlinchey; U16 girls: Player's player: Lucy McGlynn; Most improved player: Chantelle Timoney; U16 boys: Player's player: Aaron Neilan; Most improved player: Matt Gillespie; U18 girls: Player's player: Cáit Gillespie; Most improved player: Eva Moore; U18 boys: Player's player: Mark McGlynn; Most improved player: Rory Gettins.

The team of the year awards were then made with the under 16s being crowned boys team of the year, and the county winning minor team taking the ladies honours. The final award of the night was for the Bord na nÓg personality of the year and the worthy, if surprised, recipient was Peter Boyle. That brought the curtain down on a great celebration of underage football in the magnificent surrounds Abbey Centre.

Last modified: Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at 10:44pm