Dinnéar Bliantúil | Annual Club Dinner

25/03/2019

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.

Ulster and Antrim Trophies on display
Club President Mrs Prenter with the Naomh Éanna football squad

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


Naomh Éanna Club Person of the Year 2018 – Séamus Mac Domhnaill
Pictured are Paul McKeown (Naomh Éanna Secretary), Steven Jennings (Club Chairperson), Séamus Mac Domhnaill (Club PRO) and Special Guest Peter Canavan

Peil na mBan Minor Footballer of the Year 2018 – Orla McNulty


Peil na mBan Minor Footballer of the Year 2018 – Orla McNulty
Pictured are Orla McNulty and Special Guest Peter Canavan

Peil na mBan Minor Footballer of the Year 2018 – Cliodhna Kane


Peil na mBan Minor Footballer of the Year 2018 – Cliodhna Kane
Pictured are Cliodhna Kane and Special Guest Peter Canavan

Peil na mBan Senior Footballer of the Year 2018 – Orlaith Murray

Peil na mBan Senior Footballer of the Year 2018 – Orlaith Murray
Pictured are Orlaith Murray, Peadar O’Cathain and Special Guest Peter Canavan

Peil na mBan Senior Players Player of the Year 2018 – Jane McNulty


Peil na mBan Senior Players Player of the Year 2018 – Jane McNulty
Pictured are Jane McNulty and Special Guest Peter Canavan

Senior Camogie Most Improved Player 2018 – Enya Ross

Senior Camogie Most Improved Player 2018 – Enya Ross
Pictured are Enya Ross, Gavin Curran and Special Guest Peter Canavan

Senior Camogie Players Player of the Year 2018 – Lisa Marie Maskey

Senior Camogie Players Player of the Year 2018 – Lisa Marie Maskey
Pictured are Lisa Marie Maskey, Gavin Curran and Special Guest Peter Canavan

Senior Camogie Player of the Year 2018 – Maebh Curran

Senior Camogie Player of the Year 2018 – Maebh Curran
Pictured are Maebh Curran, Gavin Curran Jim Davidson and Special Guest Peter Canavan

Minor Footballer of the Year 2018 – Rónan O’Neill

Minor Footballer of the Year 2018 – Rónan O’Neill
Pictured are Paul McKeown (Naomh Éanna Secretary), Steven Jennings (Club Chairperson), Rónan O’Neill, Paul McCann and Special Guest Peter Canavan

Minor Hurler of the Year 2018 – Niall O’Connor

Minor Hurler of the Year 2018 – Niall O’Connor
Pictured are Eugene McGoldrick (Director of Hurling), Patricia Devlin, Niall O’Connor, Dominic Millar and Special Guest Peter Canavan

Reserve Hurler of the Year 2018 – Matthew Muldoon

Reserve Hurler of the Year 2018 – Matthew Muldoon
Pictured is Darrach Cooper and Special Guest Peter Canavan, Darrach received the award on Matthews behalf

Reserve Footballer of the Year 2018 – Matrin Craig

Reserve Footballer of the Year 2018 – Martin Craig
Pictured are Kevin Park, Martin Craig and Special Guest Peter Canavan

Senior Hurler of the Year 2018 – Matthew O’Hare

Senior Hurler of the Year 2018 – Matthew O’Hare
Pictured are Ciarán McCavana (Antrim County Chairperson), Matthew O’Hare and Special Guest Peter Canavan

Senior Footballer of the Year 2018 – Conan Lyttle

Senior Footballer of the Year 2018 – Conan Lyttle
Pictured are Patricia Devlin, Conan Lyttle and Special Guest Peter Canavan
Pictured with the Ulster Writers Award recieved in February for Club of the Year is Club Chairperson Steven Jennings, Special Guest Peter Canavan and Club Secretary Paul McKeown
County Chairperson, Ciarán McCavana, being presented with copies of the fantastic Irish news newspaper articles.
Pictured with Club Chairperson Stephen Jennings and Vice chair Niall Murphy.
Dual Club player, Philly Curran, being presented with a copy of the fantastic Irish News newspaper article in the run up to the All Ireland Final.
Pictured with Philly is Vice chair Niall Murphy.