There was a great night’s celebration on Saturday night last in the Four Seasons Hotel where the victories of 2010 were toasted, including the Senior Championship, Minor Football Championship, Minor Hurling Championship and Camogie Championship. Juvenile victories were also honoured including u14s and u12s football and u16 hurling championship and league. Guest of honour was Ard-Stuirtheoir Paraic Duffy who spoke eloquently about the positive role of our club in the local community and the high esteem in which our club is held not only within the county and province, but throughout the length and breadth of Ireland. Other speakers included the Chairman of Monaghan County Board, Paul Curran, club Chairman Colm, and Chairperson of the camogie club, Mary. Medals were presented to the players of the victorious teams as well as Players of the Year Awards.
Players of the Year Awards
Congratulations to the three players who picked up our annual Player of the Year awards at the Dinner Dance on Saturday night last. The Kieran Claffey Senior Player of the Year was awarded to Paul McGuigan for the second time. This was a richly deserved award for Paul’s consistent effort throughout the year. The James and Michael Hughes Reserve Player of the Year award went to Pauric Boyle, who not only starred for the reserves but also acquitted himself very well in senior ranks on many occasions during the year. This award, which was inaugurated last year as the Michael Hughes Reserve Player of the Year award, was this year renamed the James and Michael Hughes Reserve Player of the Year in honour of Michael’s father, Big James who passed away during the year and was a stalwart of Clontibret GFC for nearly 60 years. The Young Player of the Year award was presented this year for the first time to honour the late Jim Woods, former player, mentor and club President. Jim always kept an eye out for young players who might make the grade at senior ranks, and thus it is fitting that this award be presented annually to honour his memory. The first recipient of the award was David Savage for his inspirational leadership throughout our successful minor campaign.
National League Forecasts
All Dinner Dance ticket monies to be handed in to a committee member before the weekend.
National League Forecasts
Last weekend’s winner was Niamh Reid from Collon, county Louth who got a score of 55 points. All sellers are reminded to return their forecasts to the club tomorrow evening, Friday between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.
Training for seniors and reserves has now resumed with the first match scheduled for the weekend of 6th March.