GAEIL LEITIR CEANAINN celebrated a year of success for camogie and girls football in the Clubhouse at Pairc na nGael on Sunday past.
The 2015 presentation evening looked back at a year when the camogs brought county, provincial and All Ireland medals to the club and the footballers gained promotion at U16 level.
Highlights of 2015 for the Camogs included the Centra Hurling Day in Croke Park, meeting the President of the Camogie Association, winning county success and the infamous Mud Run team day out.
Sponsors Castle Grove Country House were thanked as were club coaches Ann Marie Gibbons, Celine Sweeney, Aideen Quinn, Rory Quinn, Emer McHugh, Una Quinn, Eimear Gillespie, Ellen Quinn, Grainne Gallagher and Laoise McMenamin.
U8 and U10 camogie teams received club medals whilst the U12 girls received county medals. The U14 squad celebrated winning the Donegal U14 Shield whilst the U17 squad were commended on completion of their league.
U12 Player of the Year award was shared between Ciara Murray and Tori Ellis whilst Zoe Lynch received U14 Player of the Year. These girls were congratulated on their commitment, attitude and improvement throughout 2015.
A special award for Outstanding Commitment to Letterkenny Gaels Camogie was given to Úna Quinn for her contribution to coaching, playing and club development.
Club Chairman Charlie Cannon performed his first official duties in presenting these trophies to the girls.
County success was highlighted with Anna McHugh, Eímear Quinn and Caoimhe Doherty winning Ulster and All Ireland runners up medals as part of Donegal U14 squad – Caoimhe was captain of the team and Eímear leading scorer over the year. Caoimhe and Eimear shared their All Ireland winning shield and medals for the U15 squad.
Lead club coach Ann Marie Gibbons spoke about the huge improvement in all age groups and the team spirit that has been quickly and firmly established.
On the girls football side Kevin Lynch spoke about the football year for Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn girls and urged parents to become involved. Coach Nicky McGarrigle was thanked for his input.
At U14 level the girls completed their league with Anna McHugh receiving Most Improved Player award. Caoimhe Doherty was awarded U14 Player of the Year for her leadership on the pitch.
At U16 the girls were promoted at the end of their league campaign into Division 3 playoffs. There is a strong team spirit that will carry these girls through minor league in 2016.
Awards went to Ciara Sweeney for Most Improved Player and to Rachel Tinney as Player of the Year.
The presentation concluded with thanks to all girls, parents and families for their continuing support and with refreshments and a slideshow of the highlights of the year.
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