AWARDS NIGHT: Aine Ui Laoithe, Aoife Ni Laoithe, Triona Mangan (Social/Cultural Person of the Year Award), Grainne Ni Laoithe and Lynne Heaphy at the Spa GAA Club Awards Night in The Torc Hotel on Saturday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh
By Grigoriy Geniyevskiy
It was a great social occasion on Saturday night as the Torc Hotel was the place to be for the Spa GAA Club awards night.
The sixth annual event celebrated their players and hard-working club volunteers.
Andrew Garnett, chairperson of the awards committee was there on the night and told the Killarney Advertiser it was a good night.
“It was well attended,” he said. “There was a great atmosphere and music was provided by the Reel Brothers as well. It’s great to come together and acknowledge what was contributed.”
The organising committee was made of of Andrew, as well as Anne Holland, Ivor Flynn, Mathilda McCarthy, Adrian O’Sullivan and Seanie Kelliher. MC on the night was Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson, a former Spa GAA club player who also played on the Kerry senior inter-county team from 1969 until 1972.
Award winners on the night were as follows;
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dinny Doolan
Social/Cultural Person of the Year: Triona Mangan
Senior Player of the Year (John Doyle Award): Dan O’Donoghue
Ladies Player of the Year: Mags Cronin
Junior Player of the Year (Pat Corcoran Award): Shane Fenton
Young Player of the Year (Aidan Cronin Award): Thomas Cronin
Guests of Honour: Spa Players/Mentor with the 2019 East Kerry Senior Co. Championship Team: 2019 Spa Junior Team (East Kerry League and O’Sullivan Cup Championship Winners) and the 2019 Scór na nÓg All-Ireland Set Dancing Champions
Special Recognition: Michael Foley who was part of the 2019 All-Ireland-winning Kerry Junior Team.