Tickets selling fast for GAA awards bash

THE Bridge House Hotel Offaly GAA Awards night takes place on Friday, January 13 in the Bridge House Hotel Tullamore.

THE Bridge House Hotel Offaly GAA Awards night takes place on Friday, January 13 in the Bridge House Hotel Tullamore.

It promises to be a fabulous occasion with awards being presented to all the winners in their respective categories.

With Edenderry winning the Dowling Cup for the first time in 10 years, Richie Dalton their captain picks up the Senior Footballer of the year, while Coolderry’s Damien Murray will collect the award for the Senior Hurling following his sides record 29th title success in 2011 and picking up their first ever Leinster Club title too.

The Hall of Fame accolades go to the legendary Pat Joe Whelahan in hurling and the Iron man from Rhode Paddy Mc Cormack in football.

Two new awards have been added this year with the Offaly Ladies Footballer of the year going to Orlagh Heavey of Rhode and the Elaine Dermody receiving the Camogie award for 2011.

The music on the night will be provided by the very popular Eden and tickets for this event are now on sale priced at €35 each are available from Noel McCann in the Bridge House Hotel, Niall Murphy Offaly GAA PRO 085-8005098, Brendan Minnock, Padraig Boland or any member of the Offaly GAA Management committee.

Tickets for this event will be on demand so you are advised to put your order in early. The award winners are below.

Hurling: Damien Murray (Senior), Coolderry; Peter Geraghty (Minor), Kilcormac/Killoughey; Chris McDonald (Intermediate), Brosna Gaels; Eunan Martin (Junior), St Rynagh’s; David Magner (Under 21), Ballinamere Gaels; Brian Gavin (Referee), Clara; Pat Joe Whelahan (Hall of Fame) St Rynagh’s & Birr.

Football: Richie Dalton (Senior), Edenderry; Joe Maher (Minor), Ferbane/Belmont; Joseph Kilmurray (Intermediate), Rhode; Noel Andrew Graham (Junior), Cappincur; Cian Donoghue (Under 21), St Michaels; Damien Brazil (Referee), Shannonbridge; Paddy McCormack (Hall of Fame) Rhode.

Camogie: Elaine Dermody, Drumcullen Ladies Football: Orlagh Heavey, Rhode

Handball:Micheal O’Brien Crinkle