On Saturday August 19th, the Club came together in the Lounge to honour the success of a number of it's underage teams across all four codes. The special guest in attendance to present the medals was Roscommon County Footballing star Enda Smith. Six teams in total were presented with the Under 13 Hurling team receiving medals for their success in two competitions. The evening was MC'd by Chairperson of the Football sector Ollie McGuinness. Ollie welcomed Enda Smith to the Club thanking him for giving up his time to join with us on the evening. He also welcomed all the coaches, parents and families and invited them to join coaches and club officers for a cup of tea at the end of the presentations. He spoke about the success of all the teams being presented and commended them and their management for their commitment throughout the year. Ollie stated how it was so positive to see so many people in attendance at the presentations. He went onto say that Roscommon Gaels is a large club with over 32 teams between the four codes. The work that goes in by members of the Executive, Sub Groups Coaching and Mentoring is tremendous and he asked the adults in the room to consider getting involved in the club whether it be with a team or club management - there is always room for new volunteers.
Following the presentations, Enda Smith took some questions from the audience and passed on some valuable information and advice to our young players along with some of his own personal experiences as an underage footballer. He praised all the underage stars of Roscommon Gaels and encouraged them to keep training and working hard, and the rewards will come.
The following teams were presented on the evening:
Managements of all teams were present on the evening and each manager spoke about their teams journey through the year and told a few stories. Following the presentation of medals to all the teams, the award for "Most Improved Player of of the Year" was awarded.
Congratulations to the following players who received the award for "Most Improved Player of the Year".