Martin McHugh in charge of Kilcar again in 2017

Peter Campbell

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Peter Campbell

Martin McHugh in charge of Kilcar again in 2017

Martin McHugh (on right) with Paddy Sweeney and James McHugh

Martin McHugh will be in charge of Kilcar again in 2017 after he was ratified at the club's AGM on Friday night last.
McHugh, who led the team to the Democrat Cup and Division One league success, will not be satisfied, though, after losing out to Glenswilly in the Donegal Senior Championship final, and will be out to make amends next year.
The Kilcar club have a new chairman in John Carr with an old face, Sean McGinley, back on the executive as vice-chairman.
Elsewhere in the GAA world, there was a good representation of Donegal players on the All-Star trip to Abu Dhabi with 2016 All-Star Ryan McHugh joined by Glenswilly pair, Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher, who were replacements on the 2015 team.
In the exhibition match played in Sheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the 2016 team were victorious over the 2015 All-Star team by 14-11 to 10-11. The Glenswilly duo certainly did their best to get a victory for their side with Michael Murphy scoring 3-2 and Neil Gallagher 1-1 - hopefully a sign of things to come in 2017.
There was disappointment for the St. Eunan's U-16s, who were hoping to win an Ulster title in the Paul McGirr Tournament final, but their decider against Warrenpoint was a victim of the weather, with the pitch in Dromore frozen on Saturday.

ANNUAL BANQUET
With most of the GAA activity on the fields complete, the annual Awards Banquet will be a highlight of next weekend. The Banquet is being held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, on Saturday night. One of the highlights of the night will be the announcement of the Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh as winner of the Player of the Club Championship. The award has been voted on by the media in the county, but the winner will not be announced until the night. The award is in memory of the late Séamus Mac Géidigh, of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, who passed away suddenly in July last and who was one of the most respected members of the media in Donegal and beyond.
Long serving Donegal GAA official, Naul McCole, was honoured at the Ulster President's Awards at the weekend with a 'Lifetime Service to the GAA' award. Naul is a former Donegal chairman and has held many officer posts but in more recent years he has been a hard-working member at Ulster level on different committees.