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Mayo Minor manager Enda Gilvarry will be presented with ‘Personality of the Year’ at The Mayo News Club Stars next month.
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?Mayo Minor manager Enda Gilvarry will be presented with ‘Personality of the Year’ at The Mayo News Club Stars next month.?Pic: Sportsfile

Minor manager to be honoured

Mike Finnerty

MAYO’S All-Ireland winning minor football manager, Enda Gilvarry, will be honoured at The Mayo News/O’Neills Club Stars awards next month when he receives the ‘Personality of the Year’ accolade.
The Killala native has been chosen after leading Mayo to their first All-Ireland Minor title since 1985, and will be presented with his award at the charity fund-raising event in Knockranny House Hotel, Westport.
All proceeds from this year’s event (which is being held on Saturday, December 7) will go to Enable Ireland’s local services.
‘The Personality of the Year’ category was introduced last year to acknowledge those individuals who work to promote Gaelic Games in the county in a positive fashion, through their sterling efforts at grassroots level.
Gilvarry has been chosen after assembling a top-class backroom team, and managing to mould the best and brightest young footballers in the county into All-Ireland champions back in September.
The Club Stars Team of the Year — and five replacements — will be revealed on the night, as well as the ‘Players of the Year’ in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Football Championships respectively.
The ‘Young Player of the Year’ will be announced too, while a ‘Hall of Fame’ and ‘Hurling Recognition Award’ — are also being introduced by the event organisers this season.
The star-studded awards banquet — which is organised in association with AIB — will also feature a four-course meal and live music from Riverdeep.

Kerry legend is Special Guest
MEANWHILE, six-time All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medal winner, Darragh Ó Sé, will be the special guest at the ninth annual Club Stars Banquet.
The former Kerry midfielder — who played his club football with An Ghaeltacht— also picked up four All Stars, nine Munster championships and three National League titles with the Kingdom during a glittering career.
The 38 year-old won two Kerry senior football championship medals with his club in 2001 and 2003, and he also lined out in their 2004 All-Ireland club final defeat to Caltra.
Ó Sé made 191 appearances for the Kerry senior footballers (81 in the championship), during his fifteen-year career. He scored 2-56 in a Kerry jersey.

Get your tickets
CLUB STARS Banquet tickets for the event on Saturday, December 7 cost €60 and are available on 098 25311. All proceeds go to Enable Ireland.



TEAM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

TEAM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

GOALKEEPERS
Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy)
Ciaran Naughton (Castlebar)

DEFENDERS
Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar)
Patrick Durcan (Castlebar)
Richie Feeney (Castlebar)
Eoghan O’Reilly (Castlebar)
Donal Newcombe (Castlebar)
David Gavin (Breaffy)
Micheal Jennings (Breaffy)
Brian Howley (Breaffy)
Shane McHale (Knockmore)
Kieran Langan (Knockmore)
David Drake (Ballaghaderreen)
David Caffrey (Charlestown)

MIDFIELDERS
Tom Parsons (Charlestown)
Barry Moran (Castlebar Mitchels)
Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)
Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy)
John Reilly (Kiltane)
Jason Healy (Kiltane)

FORWARDS
Neil Douglas (Castlebar)
Danny Kirby (Castlebar)
Niall Lydon (Castlebar)
Gerry Jennings (Breaffy)
Liam Irwin (Breaffy)
Alan Durcan (Breaffy)
Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)
Declan Sweeney (Knockmore)
Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber)
Mikey Sweeney (Kiltane)
Joey Maloney (Kilmaine)
Brian Heneghan (Moy Davitts)

 

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