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U-10s Awards Draw Proud Parents

20 November 2009

Just 12 hours after it had been packed for the U-12 to U-16 Juvenile awards, it was the turn of the youngest members of the club to have their commitment and achievements recognised at Ballyvarley Hall. Dozens of children, some as young as six, turned up for the awards ceremony to mark their efforts at hurling and football this year. The U-10 footballers were awarded medals for regular attendance at the coaching sessions organised by Eamonn Devlin and Jackie McAvoy, and the club was delighted to welcome back Darren McGuigan who was also part of the football coaching set up, but has since left the parish for the County of Armagh. Pat McGrath and Peter McConville looked after the underage hurling awards. There were skills certificates for the children who’d been following the hurling skills programme this year, as well as medals from the St Peter’s Warrenpoint tournament in which the U-10 team participated. In addition, two hurling awards at U-10 level were handed out. Paddy McGrath was Most Improved Player of the Year, while Michael McKey was awarded the Player of the Year at this level. Many thanks to the squad of volunteers who set up the hall and organised the food for both the U-10s function and the Juvenile Awards night the previous evening. It took a lot of work to get it all organised but everyone was delighted with the turnout, and it was great to have it on our own premises.