Almost 300 people attended the Roscommon Gaels annual dinner dance and 60th anniversary celebrations in the Abbey Hotel on Friday night last.
In addition to the usual awards, there were presentations of county medals to the successful Junior Camogie team. The senior football winning team of 1994 were also honoured on the night.
Amongst those addressing guests were the chairpersons of the football, hurling and camogie boards, Seamus Sweeney, Christy McDermott and Marie O’Brien respectively. (Apologies were received from the chairperson of the ladies football board, Brendan Cregg).
Various guests recalled the six decades of club activity in football, hurling, ladies football and camogie, with many winning teams from the past in attendance for the celebrations.
There were presentations made to club founding member Barry Molloy, and to Anthony Doolan, who was instrumental in the purchase of the land for the Gaels’ present home at Lisnamult.
Teresa Hession, the chairperson of Roscommon Gaels, gave details of a fundraising draw which will be held for the Subaru Impreza car which the club won for their All-Stars initiative over the past couple of months (in association with TG4).
The club awards went to – Senior Footballer: James Fetherstone; Junior Footballer: Kevin Kilcline; Young Footballer: Joey O’Malley; Junior Ladies Footballer: Laura Hynes; Young Ladies Footballer: Nessa Madden; Junior Camogie Player: Niamh Madden; Young Camogie Player: Isobelle Cullen, Senior Hurler: Paul Lennon; Young Hurler: Dean Conlon; Club Person of the Year: Seamus Carthy; Hall of Fame: Noel Rowe.