Dinnéar Bliantúil | Annual Club Dinner
Saturday 23rd March saw the annual Naomh Éanna Awards dinner in the Europa Hotel.
A prestigious event, in a fantastic setting ensured a good night was had by all, with much to celebrate and great night of celebration hosted by Club Chairman – Steven Jennings and special guests on the night included MC Gerry Donnelly, Peter Canavan – Football Legend and Ciarán McCavana – Antrim County Chairman.
There was plenty of excitement with all members celebrating the continuous progression and development of Naomh Éanna CLG, with awards for players in all codes, Football (Male & Female), Hurling and Camogie.
Guests were treated to a feast of traditional music in the Library bar and music provided by Glengormley School of Traditional Music, proceedings officially began with the Chairpersons welcome and Gaeilge singer Caoimhe Ní Chathail singing a beautiful rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann. The highlight of the night was the presentation of the Antrim and Ulster winners medals and Ireland Final Runners Up medals, with most of the squad in attendance however James McAuley (Club Captain), Eoin Nagle and Odhrán Eastwood where absent, being on county duty against Limerick in Limerick, Special Guest Peter Canavan made the presentations.
After the meal, all present were treated to an after dinner speech by Peter Canavan, an insight to his home club Errigal Ciarán (Tyrone and Ulster club Champions in 1993 & 2002), has played county football for Tyrone and is considered one of the great players in the GAA and is most certainly a very influential person within the GAA, also is one of the most decorated players in the game’s history, winning two All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medals, six All Stars Awards, four provincial titles, and two National Leagues.
Peter Canavan represented Ireland in the International Rules Series on several occasions from 1998 until 2000.
With Stephen Jennings addressing the audience and recognising the journey since the last event in 2017 he introduced the award winners to be presented by Peter Canavan.
The award winners are:
Naomh Éanna Club Person of the Year 2018 – Séamus Mac Domhnaill
Peil na mBan Minor Footballer of the Year 2018 – Orla McNulty
Peil na mBan Minor Footballer of the Year 2018 – Cliodhna Kane
Peil na mBan Senior Footballer of the Year 2018 – Orlaith Murray
Peil na mBan Senior Players Player of the Year 2018 – Jane McNulty
Senior Camogie Most Improved Player 2018 – Enya Ross
Senior Camogie Players Player of the Year 2018 – Lisa Marie Maskey
Senior Camogie Player of the Year 2018 – Maebh Curran
Minor Footballer of the Year 2018 – Rónan O’Neill
Minor Hurler of the Year 2018 – Niall O’Connor
Reserve Hurler of the Year 2018 – Matthew Muldoon
Reserve Footballer of the Year 2018 – Matrin Craig
Senior Hurler of the Year 2018 – Matthew O’Hare
Senior Footballer of the Year 2018 – Conan Lyttle