Killylough FC Juveniles Presentation Night
Killylough F.C.’s juveniles had much to celebrate this season and did so in style on Sunday evening last in Tydavnet Community Centre. A packed house saw the Under 13’s & Under 14’s squads announce their Player’s Player of the year and the Player of the year for each team. Having clinched the clubs first ever underage league title the previous weekend the Under 14’s had more to celebrate on Sunday having won the League Cup earlier that day in some style against a strong Carrick Rover team to do the double (see report elsewhere). Player’s Player of the year went to the ever present and Mr dependable midfielder Colm Claisse. A fitting accolade from his team mates for what was a fantastic season for Colm. The Player of the Year Award went to top goal scorer for the season Ronan King and as team coach Dermot McAree said in his speech without Ronan’s efforts and goals this season the Double would not have been achieved.
The under 13’s Players Player of the year award went to Eanna McCarney and well deserved it was too. His performance in Monday’s Cup Final where he set up the first goal and scored the next two are testament to how deserved his award on Sunday was. Player of the year award went to Killylough’s rock at the back, Oisin Mulligan. His performances throughout the season were immense none more so than his cameo in the League Cup final win on Monday last (see report elsewhere). Michael Keenan lifted the prize for most improved player of the season and a special presentation was made to Amanda McKenna for her work for the club throughout the season.
Killylough FC has worked tirelessly for the past few years with the juveniles in the area and their work is certainly paying dividends. Having raised much needed funds in the past couple of years the Club’s Chairman, Stephen McKenna, acknowledged the massive contribution of the local people in the locality and as a thank you gesture presented three cheques to the three National Schools in the Parish. The search continues for a permanent base for the Villagers, one fitting for a club who boast over 100 juvenile members playing soccer on a weekly basis not to mention their two senior teams.
Bring proceedings to an exciting evening to and end for the players & parents alike and bringing the curtain down on their most successful season to date Stephen wished all club members an enjoyable off season break…. Here’s to next season!!
11/4/12 with John Giles