Glenswilly celebrate great year

Glenswilly celebrate great year
Glenswilly brought the curtain down on their most memorable year in their short history at the club’s annual dinner dance on Sunday.

Glenswilly brought the curtain down on their most memorable year in their short history at the club’s annual dinner dance on Sunday.

Letterkenny’s Silver Tassie Hotel rolled out the red carpet as Martin McAviney, the president of the Ulster Council, was the guest of the night.

The Foxhall club, who were only founded in 1982, won a second RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta SFC in October before reaching the AIB Ulster Club Championship final, where they lost to Ballinderry Shamrocks.

Glenswilly defeated Bundoran, St Michael’s, Kilcar and Ardara to reach the final, where they hammered Killybegs 3-19 to 2-6.

In Ulster, Glenswilly overcame Antrim’s St Gall’s, the 2010 All-Ireland championship winners, and Fermanagh’s Roslea Shamrocks.

Gary McDaid’s side also won Division Two of the All-County Football League and the senior panel received their jerseys from the season to commemorate their part in such a successful year.

Michael Murphy, the Donegal captain, skippered Ireland to victory in the International Rules Series win over Australia and was awarded by the club.

Caolan Kelly was named as the senior player of the year, while there were joint winners in the reserves with Gerard McGrenra and Oisin Crawford taking the award.

Padraig Boyle was rewarded for his efforts with the Junior B player of the year. Ryan Hunter clinched the young player of the year.

Finbar Glackin and John Pat McDaid recieived appreciation awards, while George Simmons was named the club person of the year.

The cultural award was given to Dietmar Goeppert.

For full coerage please see Thursday’s Donegal Democrat