Around 200 were in attendance at the Villa Rose Hotel in Ballybofey on Saturday night for Sean MacCumhaills GAA club’s annual dinner dance and awards.
Pictures by Chris Doherty
Outgoing club secretary Alan Martin acted as MC on the night and kept events running smoothly while announcing and introducing the award recipients.
The special guest on the night was Patsy McGonagle, who was manager of the Irish athletics team over a 25-year period from 1992-2017 and who is a previous manager of MacCumhaills.
Patsy acknowledged the late Joe Doherty who gave him the opportunity to train youngsters from an early base at Sean MacCumhaill Park.
Patsy said his involvement with the club meant it was being proud of where he was from, knowing the people he was dealing with and the community.
Patsy detailed the importance of all codes in the club pulling and working together for a common purpose.
Among the award winners was Avril McNamee, who won the Female Singles 4-Wall B Title in 2018 at the World Handball Championships in Minnesota.
Young Ladies Footballer of the Year: Zara Cassidy
Ladies Footballer of the Year: Eimear Gillooley
Third Team Footballer of the Year: Adrian Gillespie
Young Third Team Footballer of the Year: Stephen Summerville
Young Reserve Footballer of the Year: Rory Mulligan
Reserve Footballer of the Year: Joe Dunnion
Young Senior Footballer of the Year: Christopher Gallagher
Senior Footballer of the Year: Gary Dunnion
Young Hurler of the Year: Fintan Griffin
Senior Hurler of the Year Award: Gavin Browne
Special Recognition Hurling Award: Jamesie Donnelly
Special Recognition Football Award: Seamus McGinty
Nicky Rackard Winners: Jamesie Donnelly, Gavin Browne, Lee Henderson, Del Laverty, Ciaran Matthewson
Handball Award Winner: Avril Mc Namee
Club Persons of the Year: Daireen McMenamin, Paddy Clohessey
Lifetime Achievement Award: Patsy McCool