Friday, April 29, 2016

Rathvilly GFC Dinner Dance at The Talbot Hotel

THE junior championship-winning ladies football team were the guests of honour at the Rathvilly GFC dinner dance in The Talbot Hotel.
On a busy night of award presentations a host of silverware was handed out. The Ladies player of the year was awarded to Chloe Bolger who had an outstanding year with many fantastic performances in league and championship. The club person of the year was Jo Jo Donegan.
Stephen Murphy was named junior player of the year while Danny Molloy took home the senior player of the year award. Young player of the year was Brian Smith.
The 2015 Hall of Fame award winner was Stephen Byrne, a member of the junior and intermediate championship winning teams of 1967 and 1973. His style, prowess and exploits on the field of play were recounted on the night with special mention to his championship winning goal in the 1973 final.
The juvenile service award was presented to Larry O’Brien who has performed many roles in the juvenile club through the years. He is a former chairman, coach and team manager and he was instrumental in establishing the U8 and U10 tournanments in which many members of the club’s current senior team got their first taste of Gaelic games.

The junior championship-winning Rathvilly ladies football team at the club's annual dinner dance in The Talbot Hotel

The junior championship-winning Rathvilly ladies football team at the club’s annual dinner dance in The Talbot Hotel

Tracy Kelly presents the ladies player of the year award to Chloe Bolger O'Donoghue

Tracy Kelly presents the ladies player of the year award to Chloe Bolger O’Donoghue

Tim O'Driscoll presents Stephen Byrne with the Hall of Fame award. Also pictured is Stephen's wife Patricia

Tim O’Driscoll presents Stephen Byrne with the Hall of Fame award. Also pictured is Stephen’s wife Patricia

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