New Cork City striker, Cillian Morrison, was the special guest at Letterkenny Rovers’ annual underage presentation night which was held in the Station House Hotel on Friday night.
Morrison, who will join Cork from UCD on July 1st, played schoolboy football with Letterkenny and he said he was delighted to be invited along to the annual event.
He told the young players that he could remember having ambitions to play football at the highest level and encouraged them to continue enjoying the game and to work hard at improving themselves as footballers.
Cillian, who is also a talented GAA player, also recalled his time playing for Donegal U21s when they went all the way to an All Ireland final.
He said he’s now looking forward to the next chapter in his career with Cork City.
He was one of several guests who addressed Friday night’s event. Among the other speakers were newly elected member of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh, Gerry Gallagher of the Letterkenny and District Schoolboys League and the Donegal Schoolboys League and Rovers chairman, Dessie Kelly.
Anthony Gorman, head of youth development, congratulated the young players and their coaches for another hugely successful season and he said they only had to look at Cillian Morrison as an example of what they can achieve with the proper approach and dedication.
Awards were presented to players from U-8 right the way up to youth team level. The Stanley White Player of the Year award for the Airtricity U-19 team, which is sponsored by the White family, was presented to Jack Blake by William White.
There was also special mention for the club’s players who were part of the Donegal team which attended the Kennedy Cup in Limerick last week and youth team player, Gareth Doherty, who was capped for the Republic of Ireland U-16 team this year.