The Club’s annual presentation function for it’s many Schoolboy teams took place on Friday night this weekend when a huge crowd gathered in the Diocesan Hall on Loman Street to pay trubute to all of the young players who lined out during the 2006/7 season. The overall Schoolboy Player of the Year was Joan Lehmann who was chosen by Nick Nally as U13 Player of the Year during his team’s all conquering season in the NECSL. Joan was presented with the Dempsey Perpetual Cup. Picture shows Joan with (from left) U13 Manager Nick Nally, Christy Ginnerty, Club Trustee & Founder Member, Des Fitzgerald U13 Assistant Manager, Mick Craig Committee & Mark Scanlon U13 Coach.
Other Players of the Year announced on the night were Sean Coloe (U11) selected by John Sweeney, Conor Henebery (U12) selected by Ron Metcalfe, Conor Smith (U14) selected by John Marron, Damien McGee (U15) selected by Shay Lee & Adam Whelan (U16) selected by Michael Loughlin.
The seven U13 players selected to the NECSL Kennedy Cup squad were presented with tokens of their achievements. They were Robert Sweeney, Joan Lehmann, Fionn Nally, Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen, Karl Reilly & James Toher. Similarly the two U15 players selected to the NECSL Foyle Cup squad were recognised – Colm Smith & Jamie McGee (captain of the Foyle Cup squad).
All of the Club sevens players who turned up on the night were presented with a souvenir medal. The Club’s Sevens teams enjoyed great success during the season winning the U8 & U9 MDL Mini Leagues and finishing Runner-Up at U10. Club teams also enjoyed success in the annual Athboy Tournament.
The players on each of the successful Club Schooolboy teams last season were presented with their NECSL medals. The U16’s were Div 2 League champions. The U14’s also won Div 2 of the League. The U13’s recorded a treble – League Div 1, Cup & Shield. The U11’s won their Div League, their Shield & they finished runners-up in the Cup.
MC for the night was Club Secretary Des Clancy & he was assisted by Committee Members Mick Craig & Shay Lee and the many Club team managers who were present to complete a very successful night.
The Club would like to thank Rev. Robert Jones for the use of the Diocesan Hall once again.
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