Our under 9’s had their season end presentation in Red Lane on Saturday morning last. The lads all had great fun playing a small game before taking on the crossbar challenge and penalty shootout competitions. Then as our hour was drawing to a close we got down to the business of presenting all the players with their achievement awards for completing a very successful season of soccer.
We were delighted to have a very special guest on hand to give out the awards to the lads, Philly Gorman, who is one of the top strikers in the Airtricity League. Philly won the Airtricity first division title last season with Athlone Town, was the divisions top scorer, was voted on the divisions team of the year and was voted overall first division player of the year by his fellow players. So Philly, who is someone well used to receiving awards, turned the tables for the day and gave out the awards to our lads.
All the players who took part last season received their medals from Philly. Then for each team we had a special award for the top goal scorer, the coaches player of the year and the players player of the year.
Ross Ward and Jack Arnold took the golden boot awards for being top scorers on their teams.
Cian O’Reilly and Adam Fleming both received the coaches player of the year award.
While Noah Byrne and Aaron Conway received the players player of the year awards.
We had a very enjoyable morning of games and prize giving. Overall it was a great finish to our season.