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Dinner Dance

November 8, 2018

This years Neale GAA club dinner dance event was held in the McWilliam Park Hotel Claremorris. A large attendance were treated to a great night. MC on the night was club Chairman Ray McHugh. Special guests were John O'Mahony Mayo senior football manager and Geraldine Carey Presient of the Ladies Connaught Council. John O'Mahony commented on the great success the club has had at underage level this year and extended his best wishes to Junior team in the coming year. He also thankes the club for the use of its playing facilities throughout the past year. Geraldine Carey congraulated the Indermediate ladies on their huge successes this year and wished the all the best in the coming year at senior level. A minutes silence was observed on the night in memory of the late Frank Lydon RIP well known club member and local Businessman.
 
Geraldine Carey presented the Intermediate County and Connaught medals to;
 
Claire Biggins (vice captain)
Breda Murphy
Helena Lohan
Paula Fitzgerald
Emma Waldron
Patricia Moran
Amy Hennelly
Edel Biggins
Jackie Moran
Michelle Burke
Michelle Biggins
Lorraine Morrin
Gilly O'Connor
Caroline Gibbons
Rosaleen Mylotte
Amy Hopkins
Ciara Carroll
Mary McGrath
Niamh Ronaldson
Denise Holian
Hilary McGrath
Danielle O'Haire
Ciara Egan
 
Absent on the night were Mary T. Garvey (captain) Billie Jo Maguire, Katie Walsh, Aloighse Burke, Aisling Concannon, Louise Fahy, Laura O'Malley.
 
John O'Mahony presented the south Mayo 2007 Junior Medals to;
 
Shane Warde
Mark Munroe
Kieran Hughes
Gerry Varley
Donal Hughes
John Heskin
Tomas Costello
Pat Casey
Paddy Hopkins
Simon Ryan
Peter Cosgrove
Sean Maye
John Varley
Mike Fleming
Robert Holian
Mark Mylotte
Padraic McGrath
Keith Hennelly
Deirdre Kennedy Collected a medal on behalf of her late husband Kevin RIP
 
Absent on the night were Neil Biggins, Michael McGrath, Stephen Lydon, Joseph Vahey, Michael Waldron, Paul Killeen.
 
John O'Mahony then presented the Medals to the 2008 South Mayo Junior Championship Winners to;
 
Mark Munroe
Kieran Hughes
Gerry Varley
Donal Hughes
John Heskin
Pat Casey
Eoin Hughes
Stephen Lydon
Paddy Hopkins
Simon Ryan
Peter Cosgrove
Sean Maye
John Varley
Paul Killeen
Mike Fleming
Robert Holian
Mark Mylotte
Michael Waldron
Padraic McGrath
Keith Hennelly
Neil Biggins
Declan Hughes
Patrick Mylotte
Brian O'Connell
Joe Monaghan
Peter Monaghan
Sean Reilly
Cathal Kearney
David Morrin
Michael Lynagh
Sean Collins
James Biggins
 
Jack Cowboy Holian Cross, was this years recipient of the Hall of Fame award. He played for the club in the 1950s and 1960s and has the honour of holding the record of being the joint top scored in a south final (3-2) a feat he holds with the current manager Pat McGrath (1-8). Jack played with players like Wattie Moran and John McGrath. The highlight of his playing career was winning back to back O'Mara cups. Brid Ryan(nee Morrin) The Neale recieved the Ladies Hall of Fame. Brid played on the very first Ladies team set up in 1981 by Fr. Brendan Kavanagh RIP, Mamie McGrath and Nancy Varley. She played Intercounty Football for Mayo from 1981, her career peaked in 1987 when she played in the All Ireland Final beating Wexford 4-10 to 4-7, of which she scored 0-4 points.
 
Player of the year awards were also announced they were:
 
2007
Minor Mark Munroe
Under 21 Padraic McGrath
Junior B Tomas Costello
Junior Kieran Hughes
 
2008
Minor Dara Walsh
Under 21 Joe Monaghan
Junior Eoin Hughes
 
Ladies 2008
Minor Amy Hennelly
Intermediate Emma Waldron
 
A large number of special recognition awards were also presented. Richard O'Halloran and Tom Morrin both were a part of the Mayo over 40s team that won the all Ireland in 2007. Pat McGrath past club chairman 2005-2007. Richard O'Halloran past club secretary 2002-2008. Paddy Mylotte past Ladies chairman 2001-2008. Miriam Walsh past Ladies secretary 2000-2007. John Hopkins and James Waldron were commended on their hard work as Chairmen of both the Hurling and Football County Boards respectively.  Kevin O'Halloran and Jarlath O'Connor were awarded Club persons of the year awards in recognition of their continued hard work on behalf of the club.
 

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