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Junior 'C' medal presentation

posted 17 Feb 2013, 01:40 by Unknown user

Another successful year for the Gaelic players of Ballinahinch was celebrated with the presentation of medals to the players who brought honour to the parish by their achievements on the playing fields in 2012.
Guest of honour for the function at the Community Centre, Ballinahinch was Tipperary Senior Hurler, Patrick 'Bonner' Maher who told the young sportsmen that any win is a great honour, but not everyone can win a medal and they should put equal emphasis on the honour for the opportunity to line out in the parish jersey for their parish.
"No matter what grade you are playing in, the objective when you start out for the season is to win the championship and get the medals," he told them.
"There is a great feeling here tonight, because you are celebrating a good year for the club and a great night for your parish," he added wishing them continued success in 2013.
The county player presented the medals to the Junior 'C' Hurling Champions and League winners, while the trophies sparkled in the light as treasures of another successful season.
Club chairman, Sean Ryan congratulated the players on their achievements and expressed their regret to be losing two players who had given a huge commitment to the club with the transfer of Tommy Kelly to Galway and Alan Kelly to Dublin.
He made presentations to both players in appreciation by the club of their contribution to the club both on and off the field during their time as members and wished them continued success both in hurling and their careers.
The panel of players who were presented with medals were Mike Fitzgerald, who captained the League winning side, Tommy Kelly, who captained the successful C h a m p i o n s h i p team, Adrian Kelly, Brendan Healy, Edward Ryan, Kevin Mulcahy, Paidi Berkery, Raphael Ryan, Andrew Ryan, Des Kelly, Noel Fahy, Barry Crosse, Cathal Ryan, Colin Hogan, Darragh McGrath, Frank Troy, James Healy, James Younge, Joe Fitzgerald, John Skehan, Martin Ryan, Michael Fahy, Michael Lynch, Paddy Kelly, RJ Ryan, Sean Berkery, Shane Fitzgerald, Sean Sheehy, Tom Kennedy, William Lynch, Shane Healy, James O'Connor and Sean Finn.