The curtain came down on a hugely successful season for Letterkenny Rovers with their underage awards presentations on Monday night.
The club has teams playing at every level from U-8 up to U-19 and players from all teams were among the big crowd who attended the awards night in Letterkenny’s Station House Hotel.
Special guest for the event was Niall Harrison, the current Republic of Ireland U-15 team manager and former Rovers player. Letterkenny Town Mayor, Cllr. Dessie Larkin also presented some of the awards.
Tributes were paid on the night to two former members of the club - Stanley White and Tadhg Culbert - who passed away in recent months.
Members of the White and Culbert families were in attendance. Stanley’s son William presented the U-19 team Player of the Year with a new Stanley White memorial trophy.
This was the first year the club fielded a team in the Airtricity League U-19 division and in his address, club chairman, Dessie Kelly said the team’s inclusion in that league was a major bonus for the club.
Awards were presented in a host of categories and a special presentations were also made to Dale Gorman ahead of his move to Stevenage and to Cllr. Lisa Culbert, who was attending her first official function since her co-option on to Letterkenny Town Council.
Gareth Doherty was also presented with his international cap having played with the Republic of Ireland U-15 side during the year. Gareth will soon be attending trials for the Irish U-16 squad, as will clubmates, Adrian Delap and Ciaran Kelly while Paddy Diver, Ciaran Maloney and Kieran MacPherson will go on trial with the Irish U-17s.