CLUB players and managers across the province were celebrated at Friday night’’s Gaelic Life awards night in Monaghan’s Hillgrove Hotel.
Now in its 12th year, the sold out event marked a night of celebration in all four codes – hurling, camogie, men’s and ladies football.
Players on the four respective teams of the year were presented with their awards with former Antrim camogie star Jane Adams inducted into the hall of fame.
Glen’s Ryan Dougan was named as footballer of the year, with Loughgiel’s Róisín McCormick announced as camogie player of the year. Dunloy goalkeeper Ryan Elliott picked up the hurling of the year honour.
Moneyglass attacking ace Orlaith Prenter was named as ladies footballer of the Year for her exploits as the Antrim champions reached the Ulster final, only to come up short against Monaghan powerhouse Donaghmoyne.
Donaghmoyne’s Eimear Traynor, who plays camogie with Culloville, picked up the dual player of the year.
The football manager of the year award went to Glen boss Malachy O’Rourke. Dunloy’s Gregory O’Kane came out on top of the hurling category. Winning the ladies manager of the year was Derrygonnelly’s Garry Smyth, while Loughgiel’s Brendan Dillon won the camogie manager of the year.
Four Masters of Donegal picked up the Club of the Year award after a clean sweep of underage titles in the county.
Gaelic Life wishes to express our thanks to all those who attended and sponsored last night’s ceremony. We will have a full 22-page supplement looking back on the evening in Thursday’s edition of Gaelic Life.
Posted: 1:10 pm March 11, 2023