On Saturday past the Cumann Pheadair Naofa football committee welcomed the families of those who, over the last five years, have been remembered by having the clubs underage tournaments held in their memory.
Five years ago the football committee, under the leadership of Liam Howlett, decided that it was fitting to honour Club members who had passed on by hosting the clubs underage tournaments in memory of them. It was decided that the club would run five year cycles in their memory and as this first five-year cycle had came to an end the current football committee Felt it would be appropriate to hold an evening to gather together the families of those honoured within this five-year period and present the trophy back to them.
Current Committee chairman Sean O’Hare said “we worked hard over the last few months to bring this event together in order to celebrate the lives of those club members who are the tournaments have been named after. These club members honored in this first five-year cycle are individuals who have helped shape the club to what it is today and as long as the club continues their legacy will live on in what they have left behind for future generations.”
“We were delighted to see so many from the three families in attendance as it made for a fantastic atmosphere in the clubrooms for the event”
On the evening Food and Drinks were served and time was allowed for the families to come together with current club members to reminisce about their loved ones as well as mingling with the other families honoured.
In this first 5 year Cycle the families of Emmett McGivern Senior (Under 10 Tournament), Peadar Rice (Under 8 Tournament) and Ciaran Gallagher (Under 12 Tournament) were honored and senior committee member Gerry Gray spoke for a few moments on his memories of each of the honoured.
A special word of thanks goes to Conrad Madden for the fantastic photo frames that he created for the event which were presented to the families alongside the trophies, also to Daniel Bird who helped coordinate the event and to Anne McCormack, John Daly and Noreen Kelly for their help in the serving of the Food on the night.
Sunday afternoon saw our senior Hitler’s don their hurls and helmets to face neighbours Newry Shamrocks in the semi final of the Betsy Gray Cup.