The 2014 Dinner Dance took place on Saturday 18th January 2014 in Longford Arms Hotel. Congratulations to all our award winners and well done to those who helped to make the night a success.
Award winners on the night included…
Senior Clubperson of the Year = Danny Keogh
Senior Player of the Year = Shane Dowd
Junior Player of the Year = John Conlon
Hall of Fame = Brendan Bracken
Our winning teams from 2013 were presented with their medals, namely our Senior B team who won the championship and our junior team who captured the Gilmore Cup. Our victorious ladies also collected their Championship and league medals as well as the Leinster League and Gold cup honours. Music was provided on the night by the excellent Pascal, Liz and Dave with dancing into the small hours. Club Secretary John Dowd acted as MC on the night and moved events along swiftly.
Several individual honours were presented on the night starting with Junior Player of the year. This year John Conlon captured this award and was a worthy winner of the Andy Byrne memorial cup. John has represented our Junior team for almost 15 years and had one of his finer seasons in 2013, scoring highly in several games and staring in the Gilmore Cup final win over Moydow. John is like a good wine, improving with age and was certainly in the form of his life in 2013.
Our senior player of the year award was recaptured by Shane Dowd following his previous success in 2011. Shane really had a fantastic year again in 2013 and was to the fore in all games from early in the season right up to our final games in November. Shane epitomises everything that is good about our club and is one of the most dedicated members of our panel
Our club man of the year award this year went to Danny Keogh. The recipient of this award was selected by secret ballot by all club members in attendance at our recent agm, and to say that Danny was surprised to hear his name read out on the night was an understatement. Danny has been a tireless worker within the club over several years. He is currently our treasurer where he is keeping a very tight rein on the finances. Danny was a worthy winner of this award and was delighted to accept it.
Finally Brendan Bracken senior was our hall of fame award winner this year and again this award for Brendan was well merited. Brendan was a tenacious player for many years with Killoe senior and junior teams representing Killoe for almost 30 years on the playing field. Brendan was instrumental in several senior and Junior championship wins throughout the 80’s and 90’s before eventually hanging up his boots at the tender age of 49. Brendan continues to work away in the background of our club, constantly selling lotto tickets and performing any other role that is asked of him. We thank you Brendan for all your efforts and the entertainment you provided over the years and wish you and your family many healthy and happy years ahead. Well done to all our award winners.
We wish to thank all who assisted in putting the event together, especially Orla Reynolds and her staff at The Longford Arms Hotel, Pascal Flaherty and his band, John Regan our photographer on the night not forgetting our guests on the night, county board members Brid McGolderick and Gerard Hagan who made the various presentations.
All photographs taken on the night are available to purchase direct from John Regan and can be viewed and ordered through his website.