Monday, February 23, 2009
There was a very good attendance in the Esplanade hotel on
Friday night for the Annual Dinner Dance and Presentation. There
was general agreement that the night was a great success with
accolades to the Hotel for a very good meal and a well presented
room and to Brendan Kennedy and his Band who were responsible for
many a sore muscle on Saturday morning after dancing into the early
hours. Our MC, PJ Cunningham, gave his usual polished performance
and kept the proceeding moving.
Thanks to all concerned for a very good night.
The guests of honour were Des Beurton and his wife Josephine who
represented the County Board and who responded to the Gerard
Murphy's address with some well chosen and supportive words from
the County Board. The two Club Presidents Jackie Napier and Tom
Walsh also attended and presented some of the awards. There was a
warm welcome for Seamus McCormack - Manager of the winning minor
team of 25 years ago who later on enjoyed a lot of time on the
A main aspect of the night was the presentation of awards for
key contributors to the club during the year as players, mentors or
organisers. The recipients of the awards were:
Club Person of the year - Gabriel Plower & Tom Kearney for
their wonderful work with the Academy.
Special Award for 25 years refereeing in Wicklow - Tony
Bray Emmets Player of the Year 2008;
Minor Hurling - Gearoid Ó Murchú
Junior Hurler - Owen Brazil
Senior Hurler - Liam Kenny
Ladies Football - Sheena Smith
Minor Football - Cailean Murphy
Junior Football - Jonathan Scanlon
Intermediate Football - Maurice Doyle
Senior Football - Jonathan Kinch
Presentation of Medals -
The Minor Hurlers and footballers received medals for winning
their respective County Championships
The Senior ladies received their medals for winning the Wicklow
League and Senior B Championship.
Congratulations to all.