Cumann Lúthchleas Gael - Gaelic Athletic Association

Cumann Chluain Daimh - Clonduff GAA Club

Clonduff GAA Club is at the heart of the community providing Gaelic Activities

Football, Camogie, Hurling, Ladies Football, Handball, Cultural & Social Activities!

Senior Co Winners - 9 SFC - 1930, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1980, 2000, AI Football 7s 2009;
3 Senior Ladies FC - 2006, 2007, 2008; 4 Senior Camogie Championship - 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, Ulster Camogie Club Champions 2014, AI Camogie 7s Shield 2009; Numerous County Handball titles; 2 AI Senior Handball Titles; 2 JHC; Numerous County Scór Titles; 2 AI Scór Sinsir & 3 AI Scór na nÓg Titles

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Clonduff Annual Awards 2016

Hugh McCann's Newcastle was the venue for Clonduff's Annual Awards 2016 on Saturday 12th November - above the Minor Footballers who won South Down and County Sevens with County Chairman Sean Rooney; and below the Senior Hurlers with manager Martin McNeill (front row left) and trainer Francis Quinn (Clonduff tie front row)

Awards and Presentations:

South Down & County Minor Sevens Football

Junior Hurling League

County Handball Div 1 & 2 Doubles; Div 2 Singles

County Scór Sinsir Solo Singing & Instrumental Music

1991 Down All Ireland Commemorative Awards to Ross Carr & Cathal Murray

Minor Footballer of the Year: Ross Carr

Senior Footballer of the Year: Darren O'Hagan (Peter McGinn Trophy)

Seconds Footballer of the Year: John McPolin

Thirds Footballer of the Year: Mark McNulty (Horseshoe Bar Trophy)

Senior Hurler of the Year: Chris Young (James Matthews Trophy)

Senior LGFA Player of the Year: Aoife Brown (INF Trophy)

Senior Camogie Player of the Year: Paula Gribben (Pat Brown Trophy)

All Ireland Minor B Camogie Winners: Katie McGilligan (Player), Eileen Hamill (Management)

Schools/Colleges Camogie All Star Award: Clare McGilligan

Club Person of the Year: Dermot Fitzpatrick (Hugh McShane Trophy presented by Goretta Cairns)

Hall of Fame: Brendan Doyle (PJ McAlinden Trophy introduced by Fintan Mussen accepted by Cathy Fitzpatrick)

Clonduff Scór na nÓg Ballad Group provided the entertainment between the courses with Stephen Rafferty provided the end of evening music. Thanks to all involved in organising.

 

AWARDS FOR CLONDUFF DOWN WINNERS - 25 YEARS ON

Ross Carr receiving his Commemorative award from County Chairman Sean Rooney Cathal Murray, unable to attend annual awards receiving his commemorative award from Chairman Jimmie Cousins

Clonduff representatives on Down's All Ireland winning team of 1991 received numerous awards through the Silver Anniversary Year - Ulster Final, All Ireland Final, special Down Commemorative event in Canal Court Hotel and they were also honoured by their club at the annual awards in November in Hugh McCann's Newcastle. Ross received his award on the night; Cathal, attending the Saul Awards with whom he is manager received his award from Club Chairman Jimmie Cousins at a Down Training night in Clonduff Park the following week. Both men are playing their part with County - Ross is Chair of Club Down and Cathal is part of the County Senior management set up.

 

CLONDUFF CLUB AWARDS FOR 2015

The resplendent Clubrooms awaiting the arrival of the patrons
The Clonduff Club was filled to capacity on Saturday 19th March 2016 for the Annual Awards and Dinner - Francis Quinn was Fear an Tí on the night and he welcomed the guests and introduced new Chairman Jimmie Cousins. The Special Guest on the night was the Great Pete McGrath who had wonderful things to say about Clonduff Past and Present! Other guest on the night included County Chairman Sean Rooney, Camogie Chairperson Deirdre McGrath, County Cultural Officer William James Smith, St Patrick's PS representative Plunkett McConville, INF representative Paddy Morgan.

Clonduff Musicians who provided the entertainment on arrival: Thomas & Paul Kelly, Stephen, Eoin, Mary Catherine & Sean Murray, Thomas 'Tooter' Murnin

On entering the beautifully decorated club, patrons were entertained by a group of Clonduff musicians who have represented Clonduff in Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir and formal proceedings got under way with Amhran na bhFiann sung by County Scór Solo Singing Champion Mary Catherine Murray.

Kathleen Cousins, Pete McGrath & Sheenagh Walsh

Guests from Camogie, County Board & Cultural Committee

Eddie O'Hagan receiving Hall of Fame Award from Bronagh McAlinden

Brendan Murray receiving Clubperson of the Year Award from Goretta Cairns

Stephen Murray accepted Co Scór Shields from William James Smith

LGFA, Camogie, MF, SF & PRF Players of the Year

Clare McGilligan receiving her special award from Deirdre McGrath

Rían Branagan receiving his special award from Deirdre McGrath

Charlie Carr MF Capt presenting flowers to Karen O'Hagan & Eleanor McGreevy

Co Chairman Sean Rooney presenting RFC Cup to vice capt Marty Farnon

Co Chairman presenting trophies to Brendan Britton U21 & RF Player of Yea

Co Chairman presenting U21 Cup to team Capt Connor Brown

Francis kept proceeding moving along nicely with some presentations between the various courses of the delicious meal, prepared and served by Diamonds Restaurant, Warrenpoint. The evening concluded with the music/singing of one-man band Stephen Rafferty. (Lots more photos on our FaceBook Page)
Presentations made on the night were: 
RFC Winners Trophy & Medals
U21 Winners Trophy & Medals
MFL Runners Up Medals
County Handball Junior 40x20 & Onewall Medals
County Scór Sinsir Solo Singing & Instrumental Music Trophies & Medals
Special presentations for individual achievements were made to: 
Clare McGilligan - Ulster Colleges All Star
Rían Branagan - All Ireland U21 Hurling/Shinty Team
Sean McNally Ulster Golden Masters 40x20 Handball Champion
Individual Award winners were: 
Senior Camogie Player of the Year - Pat Brown Cup: Paula Gribben
Senior Hurler of the Year - James Matthews Cup: Christopher Young
Senior LGFA Player of the Year - INF Trophy: Bridget Quinn
Minor Footballer of the Year - Brown Bros Cup: Niall O'Hagan
U21 Footballer of the Year - Pat Brown Trophy: Brendan Britton
Thirds Footballer of the Year - Horseshoe Bar Trophy: Brendan Britton
Seconds Footballer of the Year: Mark Bradley
Senior Player of the Year - Peter McGinn Trophy: Conor Óg O'Hagan
Club Person of the Year - Hugh McShane Trophy presented by Goretta Cairns: Brendan Murray
Hall of Fame - PJ McAlinden Trophy introduced by Fintan Mussen, presented by Bronagh McAlinden: Eddie (Doc) O'Hagan
Many thanks to all who attended, helped with the preparations or participated in any way - Clonduff is a great club and this was very evident on Saturday night. Roll on next year!
 

Clonduff Annual Awards for 2014

Clonduff Camogs who won County and Ulster titles with managers Robert Wilson and Eileen Hamill

The clubrooms looked resplendent for the annual awards on Saturday night 28th March 2015. Guests of honour were Clonduff's Ulster winning Camogie team (the first team to bring such an honour to Clonduff), their managers Robert Wilson and Eileen Hamill; the Clonduff members of the All Ireland winning Camogie team and their manager Alistair McGilligan; trainer of the All Ireland LGFA winning team Ryan McShane (unfortunately Mark Copeland was unable to make it); Clonduff Thirds Footabll team winners of RFL and Felix Darby Cup, runners up in RFC (after replay); Clonduff Minor Hurlers runners up in MH B Championship; Clonduff's three Scór Sinsir County Champions Solo Singing (Colleen Walls), Instrumental Musicians & Ballad Group; Sean Rooney (Co Chairman), Philip O'Hare (Chairman Down LGFA), Deirdre McGrath (Chairperson Down Camogie); Dean Anthony Davies (Clonduff GAA President), Fr Jarlath Cushenan (Clonduff PP); and a vast array of silverware.
The magnificent meal was provided and served by Diamonds Restaurant IWarrenpoint); Francis Quinn was the very competent Fear an Ti on the night and he kept proceedings moving along beautifully.
There was a short introductory speech from Clonduff Chairman Brendan Murray and the Club President; each of the County Chairpersons also made a speech extoling the virtures of the Clonduff Club and its members before presenting their awards.
Following the meal the awards were presented:
Football & Hurling (presented by Sean Rooney)
Medals to Clonduff III for League and Championship        MF Player of the Year: Stephen McConville
U21 Player of the Year: Jamie Curran                                      Thirds Player of the Year: Eugene Branagan
Seconds Player of the Year: Liam McGreevy                         Senior Player of the Year: Gary Haughian
Runners up medals for MH B Championship
Minor Hurling Player of the Year: Declan Rooney               Senior Hurling Player of the Year: Danny Nugent
Ladies Football (presented by Philip O'Hare)
All Ireland winning Managers; Ryan McShane & Mark Copeland
Clonduff Senior Player of the Year: Joeleen Branagan
Camogie (Deirdre McGrath)
7 Clonduff Members of All Ireland winning team and manager Alistair McGilligan
Soaring Star: Fionnuala Carr                                                       Colleges All Stars: Petrina Lively, Cassie Fitzpatrick
Senior Player of the year: Sara Louise Carr
Guinevra McGilligan (Camogie Chair) made presentation to management team that steered Clonduff Camogs to Down & Ulster titles - Robert Wilson & Eileen Hamill
Senior and Minor Camogie captains Ursula Quinn & Jenna Boden also made presentations to Robert & Eileen
Clubperson of the year (presented by Goretta Cairns): Lorraine Bloomfield
Fintan Mussen very eloquently introduced the Hall of Fame recipient and the trophy was presented by Bronagh McAlinden: Dalsey Mooney
The evening concluded with a disco and dancing by Matt Madine. (Extensive photo album on our FaceBook page)

Club Person of the Year, Lorraine Bloomfield receiving the Hugh McShane Memorial Trophy from Hugh daughter Goretta Cairns Hall of Fame inductee, Dalsey Mooney accepting the PJ McAlinden Memorial Trophy from Bronagh McAlinden
   

CLONDUFF ANNUAL AWARDS FOR 2013

Hall of Fame winner 2014 Sean Murray receiving the PJ McAlinden Memorial Trophy from Bronagh McAlinden Club Personality of 2014 Goretta Cairns receiving the Hugh McShane (her father) Memorial Trophy from her brother Gerard
 

The format for the 2013 awards held in Clonduff Clubrooms on Sunday 16th March took a leaf out of the 125 Book! Proceedings were scheduled for 5pm on Sunday evening (though it was nearer 6pm when they got under way) and the awards were distributed between the courses.

Guests arriving at the Clubrooms were greeted with traditional music provided by our local musicians, Paul Kelly, Mary Catherine Murray, Tanya McAleenan and Raymond Matthews. Christina McConville got the formal proceedings underway with Amhrán na bhFiann and the event was very ably compered by our PRO Francis Quinn.

Special Guests of Honour on the day were:

Seamus Walsh (Cathaorleach Down Co Board), Philip O'Hare (Chairperson Down Ladies Board), Deirdre McGrath (Chairperson Down Camogie), Sean McNally (former Chairperson Down Handball), Paula Magee (Down Co Cultural Officer), Fr J Cushenan (Clonduff PP) and Dean A Davies (Club President) making a very welcome return to the club following his recent recovery from surgery.

Francis' witty banter kept things moving along nicely and each of the guests kept their speeches brief, often witty and very much relevant to the Clonduff Club.

Individual award winners were:

Senior Footballer of the Year: Mark McPolin (accepted by his father Mick as Mark is on honeymoon)

Seconds Footballer of the Year: Noel McPolin

Thirds Footballers of the Year: Patrick Matthews

U20 Footballer of the Year: John Brown

Minor Footballer of the Year: Patrick O'Hagan

Senior Hurler of the Year: Shay Murnin

Senior Ladies Footballer of the Year: Kelly Fitzpatrick

Senior Camogie Player of the Year: Fionnuala Carr

Minor Camogie Player of the Year: Shannon O'Hagan

Club Person of the Year: Goretta Cairns - the most surprised person of the night as she had been invited to present her father's trophy

Hall of Fame: Sean Murray

Special presentations were made to the Club's All Ireland Winners:

Mark Copeland (Manager), Niall Tumilty, Rory McGreevy, Aaron Sherry - All Ireland Higher Education Div 3 League and Championship (SRC)

Shay Murnin - All Ireland Fresher's Hurling (QUB)

Sean McNally - All Ireland Silver Masters Handball Singles

Teams that received medals were Senior Hurlers for 2012 Div 2 Hurling League which wasn't decided until well into 2013; U20 B Football Champions and All County Minor Football League Runners Up.

The evening concluded with dancing with the music provided by Tommy Fitzpatrick. A great time was had by all!

(Lots of photos on our FaceBook Page

 

Clonduff Youth Awards 2013

The Clubrooms were filled to capacity with young people and their parents on Friday night 22nd November 2013 for the Annual Juvenile Awards Night. Everybody was treated to a Hotdog/Burger and soft drink prepared by Seamus & Angela McAteer (Boulevard Restaurant, Newry) and Laurine Harper. The Juvenile Games Development Officer Ross Carr got the formal proceedings under way by introducing the Special Guests - Karen Tinnelly (Down Camogie), Kyla Trainor (Down Ladies Football), Gareth 'Magic' Johnston (Down Hurling) and Kevin McKernan (Down Football).

Ross welcomed the parents, coaches and the players themselves. He mentioned the spectrum of field sports - Camogie, Ladies Football, Hurling, Football, the upsurge of interest in both Handball and Scór and thanked those responsible.

The Awards were presented by the Special Guests.

U10 Girls Handball (Kyla) - Eve Matthews, Ella McCumiskey, Erin Lively; U10 Boys Handball (Magic) - Patrick Cowan, Jamie O'Reilly, Aidan Quinn

U12 Girls Handball (Karen) - Clara Cowan, Molly Brown, Erin Rafferty; U12 Boys Handball (Kevin) - Eamon Brown, Tom Close, Darragh Fitzpatrick

Karen Tinnelly made the presentations to the Camogie Award Winners

U10 Camogie - Eve Matthews, Tierna Savage, Ellen Shields; U12 Camogie - Beth Fitzpatrick, Ally Magee, Ailish Fearon

U14 Camogie - Caoimhe Fitzpatrick, Ellen Kelly, Erin Rafferty; U16 Camogie - Petrina Lively, Clare McGilligan, Caoimhe Morgan

Kyla Trainor made the presentations to the Ladies Football Award winners

U12 Ladies Football - Kayla Woods, Sinead Woods, Amy Lowry; U14 Ladies Football - Laura Mackin, Tierna Mullin, Erin Rafferty

Gareth 'Magic' Johnston made the presentations to the Juvenile Hurling Winners

U10 Hurling - Aaron Gribben, Ben Magee, Padraig Clancy; U12 Hurling - Charlie Kerr, Rory McKernan, Sean McGeown

U14 Hurling - Chrissy Hynes, John Boden, Ross Carr; U16 Hurling - Rhys Ward, Lorcan Branagan, Charlie Carr

Magic also presented the 'Player of the Match' Award in County Final to Noel Grant

Kevin McKernan made the presentations to the Football Award Winners

U8 Football - Bryan Rice, Evan McConville, Aidan Kelly; U10 Football - Padraig Clancy, Conor McCumiskey, Aaron Norris, Kieran Brannigan

U12 A Football - Laurence Branagan, Padraig Kelly, Tom Close; U12 B Football - James Martin, Darragh McAlinden, Conor McAlinden

U14 Football - Lyndon Brown, John Boden, Ben McConville; U16 Football - Niall O'Hagan, Charlie Carr, Conor Murray

Kevin also presented the medals to the U11 and U12 teams who finished runners up in their leagues.

A new award was introduced this year - 'Spirit of Clonduff' - to the juvenile member who embodies all that is great in the Youth of Clonduff. Club Chairman Brendan Murray made the award to Cara Boden (pictured above)

Ross concluded the night by thanking his Juvenile Committee for their support throughout the year. The Special Guests were happy to pose with the young people for individual and group photos.

 

125 Juvenile Awards Night 2012

Almost 250 youngsters packed into the Clonduff Clubrooms on Friday 9th November 2012 for the Annual Awards. It was another great Clonduff Night in a great Clonduff Week! The Children and their parents were treated to a light supper and some of the highlights from the 125 Day's entertainment. The evening was co-ordinated by Children's Officer Teresa Carr and the Platform Party comprised the Captains of the four Adult Senior teams - John Fegan (Football), Ryan Quinn (Hurling), Onagh Gribben (Ladies Football) and Karen Gribben (Camogie) all of whom delivered short motivational speeches. Also on the Platform were some of our County Representatives - Darren O'Hagan, Arthur McConville and Rían Branagan.

JUVENILE AWARD WINNERS 2012
U8 Football-Shea Morgan, Callum Donnan, Dan Rafferty
U10 Football-Padraig Clancy, Laurence Brannigan, Jamie McDonald
U10 Hurling-Oisin Tumilty, Senan Gribben, Padraig Clancy
U11 Football-Oisin Tumilty, Tom Close, Connor Parr
U12 Ladies-Shannon O’Reilly, Clara Cowan, Niamh Fearon
U12a Camogie-Emily Lively, Katie McGilligan, Ellen Lively
U12 B Camogie-Aimee Lowry, Beth Fitzpatrick, Kaitlin Harper
U12 Football (Shamrocks)-Padraig Wilson,Ryan Woods, Shane Parr
U12 Football (Harps)-Cathal Fitzpatrick, Ethan Lyness-Feehan, Shea Fitzpatrick
U12 Hurling-Cathal Fitzpatrick, Charlie Kerr, Padraig Wilson
U14 Camogie-Hannah McAteer, Rachel Harper, Sinead McPolin
U14 Football-Ryan McGreevy, Conor Keenan, Brendan O’Hagan
U16 Hurling-Lorchan Brannigan, Rhys Ward, Paddy Grant - Presentation of a Hurl made to Darragh Down for 'Man of the Match' in Co Final
U16 Football-Caolan McAvoy, Thomas Murnin, Stephen McConville
U16 Camogie-Jenna Boden, Cassie Fitzpatrick, Ciara Tumilty - Presentation to Clare McGilligan, Elizabeth Wilson & Jenna Boden - All Ireland winning Minor team
U16 Ladies Football-Tara McNeill, Ellen Brown, Noleen McAlinden
Handball - Joey O'Hare, Darragh Fitzpatrick, Shea Fitzpatrick

Click here to view a slideshow of Jerry Quinn's Photos of Juvenile Award Winners 2012

 
 

Annual Awards for 2011

A great night was held in the Clubrooms on Friday 3rd February 2012 to mark the achievements of Clonduff Gaels in the 2011 season. Our own Christina McConville got proceedings under way with Amhrán na bhFiann and Fear an Tí for the evening was new Senior Football Manager Paul McShane. Special invited guests were: Peter McGrath (Guest of Honour), Seamus Walsh (Cathaoirleach Coiste Chontae an Dun), Deirdre McGrath (Cisteoir Camogaiochta an Dun), Maria Fox (Leas Runai Cumann Peil na mBan an Dun), Dean Anthony Davies Uachtaran Cumann Chluain Daimh), Fr Jarlath Cushenan (Parish Priest Clonduff), Kathleen Cousins (Principal St Patrick’s Primary School), Vincent Devlin Principal St Paul’s Primary School), Gerard Devlin High Chief Ranger, INF), Sean McNally (All Ireland Handball Winner / Chair Down Handball Association), Fionnuala Carr and Orla Maginn (Clonduff Soaring Stars, Camogie), Clonduff Hogan Cup Winners: Ruairi Lively, Tony McGreevy,  Henry Brown, Niall Tumilty, Cathal Murray (Manager).

Following the delightful meal prepared and served by Mona Killen and her staff the Presentation of Awards took place which were as follows:

Camogie

Intermediate Player of the Year:  Andrea McCloskey

Senior Player of the Year: Orla Maginn

Ladies Football

Senior Player of the Year: Jolene Brannigan

Hurling

Senior Hurler of the Year: Paul McCusker

Junior Hurler of the Year: Sean Downey

Football

Minor Footballer of the Year: Shea Murnin

U21 Footballer of the Year:  Shane McGreevy

3rds Footballer of the Year: Aaron Sherry

2nds Footballer of the Year: Gary Haughian

Senior Footballer of the Year: Paul McConville

Hugh McShane Trophy - Club Person of the year: Marie Walls

P J McAlinden Trophy - Hall of Fame: Eddie McParland - Click here to read the citation for Eddie

Click on the picture above right to view a slideshow of Jerry Quinn's and Sheenagh McConville's photos)

 

Annual Awards Night 2010

The Annual Awards night for 2010, (postponed from 10th December due to the snow) took place in the Clubrooms on Saturday 22nd January 2011. Special Guest of Honour was Paddy Doherty the winner of three All Ireland Medal in the 1960s, who brought his own brand of humour to the proceedings. He was joined on the night by Representatives of the Down Co Board, the Camogie Board and our own Mark Copeland who is now the Down Ladies Senior Manager. Other guests included the Club President, Dean A Davies, the Club Referees, Fr Cushenan, PP, Principals of the local Primary Schools and a representative from INF.

Clonduff was well represented on the County, Provincial and All Ireland Stages in Football, Camogie, Handball, Hurling, Ladies Football, Referees, Scór and other Social events for Club, County, Schools and Higher Education establishments. Fir an Tí for the night, Paul McShane highlighted all that was achieved by Clonduff people in 2010.

Click here for more photographs

Individual Awards for 2010 were presented as follows:

Intermediate Camogie Player of the Year 

Senior Camogie Player of the Year

Senior Hurler of the Year

Seconds Hurler of the Year

Senior Ladies Footballer of the Year

Minor Footballer of the Year

U21 Footballer of the Year

Thirds Footballer of the Year

Seconds Footballer of the Year

Senior Footballer of the Year

Club Person of the Year

Hall of Fame

Grace Brown

Lisa McPolin

Andrew Quinn

Jamie Lynch

Elaine (Dot) McCourt

Tony McGreevy

Arthur McConville

Conor Grant

Cathal Maginn

Gary McDonald

Brian McGreevy

Hugh John Harper          (Citation)

 

Youth Awards 2010

A very successful Youth Awards Night was held in the Club on Friday 29th October. Upwards on 200 children in the age range U8 to U16 in all field codes as well as Handball and Scór na nÓg were honoured. Pictured above are Special Guests of Honour (l to r) Brian McGreevy (Chairperson), Jason Brown, Rhona Torney, Darren O'Hagan, Fionnuala Carr and Teresa Carr (Youth Officer). Jason and Darren are two of the Club's Down All Ireland Finalists Squad, Fionnuala Carr is Clonduff's latest All Star and Rhona is a member of the Kay Mills Cup Antrim winning team.

Following the food, prepared by Alistair McGilligan, Club Youth Officer introduced the guests and then gave a very professional presentation on the 2010 year for the youth of Clonduff. She had a special mention for the 70 plus young people who helped their educational establishments to various successes in 2010.

In each of their addresses the four guests addressed the young people telling them to work hard at their skills and give it their full commitment and to have respect for themselves as well as their mentors, their club and their team mates - the message was the same from everyone!

The teams that achieved success received their team awards first - U12 Footballers - League Runners Up; U14 Footballers - South Down and County Championship Shields; U15 Óg Spoirt County Sevens; U14 Hurling League; U16 Hurling League

Teresa explained that there was a change for the individual awards and that three players from each team would be awarded having displayed certain attributes such as commitment, dedication, attitude, respect and playing to the best of their abilities. She reminded all the recipients that when playing a team sport that it is never about individuals but every single player.

Recipients of awards were as follows:

U8 Football - Laurence Brannigan, Padraig Clancy, Dara McAlinden

U10 Football - Jamie O'Hagan, James Keenan, Ryan Woods

U11 Football - Lyndon Brown, Ross Carr, Ben McConville (presented following the U11 Final in Burren on Sunday 31st October)

U12B Camogie - Elle Fitzpatrick, Emma Gallagher, Kiera O'Reilly

U12 A Camogie - Rachel Harper, Hannah McAteer, Sinead McPolin

U12 Football - Brendan O'Hagan, Conor Woods, Ryan McGreevy

U14 Football - Caolan McAvoy, Stephen McConville, Thomas Murnin

U14 Hurling - Patrick Grant, Lorcan Brannigan, Declan Rooney

U14 Camogie - Jenna Boden, Ciara Tumilty, Cassie Fitzpatrick

U16 Football - Conor Brown, Eamon Grant, Liam McGreevy

U16 Camogie - Roisin Mulholland, Laura Grant, Niamh McGreevy

U16 Hurling - Sean Downey, Rian Branagan, Jamie Curran

Handball - U14 Shane Milligan; U15 Rory McQuaid; U16 Conor Brown

In bringing the proceedings to a conclusion, Teresa thanked all the mentors and helpers and those involved in the Awards Evening. Club Chairman Brian McGreevy responded and thanked Teresa for her very professional handling of the evening.    (Click here for  photos by Jerry Quinn and Noreen Tumilty)

 
Clubman of the Year 2009 (as well as Chairman) Brian McGreevy pictured with the Hughie McShane Memorial Trophy in the company of Mrs Annie McShane and daughters Anna McShane (left) and Goretta Cairns (right)
 

Senior Awards 5th December 2009

Clonduff Gaels celebrated the end of a very successful year in Ceannarás Chluain Daimh on Saturday 5th December 2009. This is an experimental date - the event usually takes place in March of the following year - some people in the Club felt it should take place at the end of the season and by all accounts it was a very wise decision.
Before the evening began Nickey Brennan took the opportunity to visit Club Secretary Anita Brannigan and then called into Fintan and Margaret Mussen, all of whom were unable to attend.
Fir an tí for the evening was Francis Quinn and in true 'Frankie Style' he put on a great show.
Guests in attendance:

Nickey Brennan                                         Head of IT & Communications in Croke Park                              

 Sean Rooney                                             Leas Rúnai Coiste Chontae an Dun

 Jenny Cultra                                             Cathaoirleach Camogaiochta an Dun

 Frank McMullan                                      Cathaoirleach Cumann Peil na mBan an Dun

 Dean Anthony Davies                             Uachtarán Cumann Chluain Daimh

 Rev Fr Jarlath Cushenan                          Parish Priest of Clonduff

 Guinevra McGilligan                               Cathaoirleach Cumann Camogaiochta Chluain Daimh

 Kathleen Cousins                                     Vice-Principal St Patrick’s PS

Vincent Devlin                                          Principal St Paul’s PS

Paddy Morgan                                          I N F

Lisa McPolin                                            College All-Star Winner

Fionnuala Carr                                          University Camogie All-Star Winner

Ryan McShane                                         University All-Star Winner

Réiteoiri na gClub

          Paula Cairns                                                                                                       Click on image below to view a slideshow of photos by

          John Francis Murray                                                                                                                                                       Jerry Quinn and Sheenagh McConville

          Ciarán Branagan                                      

          Ben Brennan

          Eddie Clancy        

Individual Award winners were as follows:

Camogie:

Intermediate player - Onagh Gribben

Senior Player - Joint Award - Lorraine Maginn and Ciara Havern.

Ladies Football:

Junior player -Lisa Gribben

Senior player INF Trophy Kelly Carville.

Hurling

Senior player - James Matthews Trophy - Niall Quinn

Football

Minor team player – Brown Bros Trophy – Patrick Mathews

U20 team Player Pat Brown Trophy - Darren O’Hagan and Neill Trainor.

Thirds team player – Horseshoe Bar trophy - Kevin McShane

Seconds team player - Bradley Family Trophy - Noel McPolin

Senior Team Player- Peter McGinn Trophy - Conor óg O’Hagan

Club Personality – Brian McGreevy - presented by Noleen cairns
A special presentation of a bouquet of flowers was presented to Brian's Personal Assistant - his wife Mary - for all her hard work behind the scenes.

Hall Of Fame - Eddie Gribben - trophy presented by Bronagh McAlinden - Jerry Quinn introduced the award

In his address Nickey Brennan spoke about the importance of the club, citing his proudest day during his presidential reign as the day he presented the All Ireland Junior Club Hurling trophy to his own club. In commending Clonduff he praised the amount of Gaelic activity on offer, their model of integration, their success in the Club Maíth Scheme and administrative structures in general, the importance of communication and the value of the Club website.
A novel part of the evening was the Birthday celebrations - in trawling the Internet, the Clonduff folk discovered that Nickey's birthday had been on Thursday and organised a cake for him. It then transpired that a number of other attendees also had a birthday in the past week and they were gathered together for a group photograph but the shy boy on the night was the Senior Hurling manager Gerry Coughlin who failed to admit that it was also his birthday. So Happy Birthday Nickey, Gerry, Francis, Ciara, Jenny and Mick!

 

South Down Awards 2009

Congratulations to Club President Dean A Davies (centre, front) on receiving his second award in two weeks - on Friday 27th November he received a special South Down Award for Services to GAA following the County Award the previous week for Services to Camogie (above photo courtesy of Paula Magee South Down PRO)
Flanking Dean Davis is some of the other members of the Clonduff Committee who attended the function - Cathy McPolin and Mary McGreevy. Back row: Tommy Kelly, Johnny McPolin and Brian McGreevy. The Dean is pictured below (left) with Johnny McConville (South Down Secretary) and at back William Smith (South Down Chairperson) and Sean Fitzpatrick (South Down Treasurer).
A special Award was made to Clonduff GAC for their great achievement in collecting Kilmacud Sevens Double - Camogie and Football titles during the 2009 season.  Below (right) Brian and Tommy with the Club Award pictured with William Smith and Michael McArdle (South Down Board)
(photos below courtesy of Louis McNally)
 

Juvenile Awards 2009

Above the Platform Party at the Youth Awards in Clonduff Clubrooms on Friday 20th November 2009 - (l to r) Brian McGreevy (Club Chairman), Karen Tinnelly (Down Camogie), Martin Clarke, Teresa Carr (Youth Officer), Kieran Donaghy and Ursula Quinn (Click here for extensive slide show)
Juvenile Awards - There was great excitement in Clonduff Clubrooms on Friday 20th November at the Juvenile Awards. Guests of honour were Kieran 'Star' Donaghy the Kerry full forward, recently returned Aussie Rules player Martin Clarke and Down Camogie Star Karen Tinnelly. Upwards on 200 youngsters aged U10 -U16, their mentors, parents and family members packed into the club for the annual awards. Everyone was treated to an 'indoor barbecue' with Alistair and Guinevra  McGilligan slaving over the grill and a great army of parents and mentors helping serve the food. The night was co-ordinated by newly elected Youth Officer Teresa Carr and ably assisted by members of the Youth Sub-committee and other club members. A huge thank you to Sean and Marie Milligan and Ciarán McGreevy for setting up the clubrooms and to Alistair and Guinevra for the cooking (apologies for not thanking them on the evening).
Congratulations to all the winners and good luck to all next year.
Team achievement were highlighted with the presentation of team medals. The successful exploits of the U8 and U10 Footballers and Camogs in the various tournaments were acknowledged. The U9½ Footballers won their sixth in a row County Community Games title; U11 Football League is still ongoing, with Clonduff in pole position - individual awards will be presented at the end of the campaign. At U12 the Camogs won both Championship and League; the Hurlers won their League and the Footballers won Moy Tournament and Burren Charity Shield. At U14 level the Footballers (boys) were runners up in Championship (after replay and extra time) and League, the Camogs won County Féile Shield and the Ladies were Championship runners up (after extra time). The Hurlers took the plaudits at U16 having won the League and Championship Shield whilst the Ladies Footballers were runners up in both Championship and League. Handball achievements were also acknowledged with Shane Milligan winning the County U13 title;
Rory McQuaid at U-14 singles, Packie O’ Hagan/Liam McGreevy at U-14 Doubles and Eamon Grant/Conall Brown at U-15 Doubles were narrowly defeated in their respective County Finals.
Individual awards were presented as follows:
Ladies Football
U14 Player of the Year 2009 - Roisin Mulholland, Runner Up 2009 - Leona Killen, Most Dedicated Player 2009 - Leanne McAleavey
U16 Player of the Year 2009 - Tanya McAleenan, Runner-up 2009 - Ally Britton, 2nd Runner-up 2009 - Orla Gribben
Hurling
U12 Player of the Year 2009 - Rhys Ward, Runner-up 2009 - Lorcan Branagan, 2nd Runner-up 2009 - Conor Woods
U14 Player of the Year 2009 - David Quinn, Runner-up 2009 - Paddy Grant, 2nd Runner-up 2009 - Martin Rooney
U16 Player of the Year 2009 - Shay Murnin, Runner-up 2009 - Shea McPolin, 2nd Runner-up 2009 - Barry O’Hagan
Football (Boys)
U10 Player of the Year 2009 - Aaron Devlin, Joint Runners-up 2009 - Lyndon Brown, John Boden, 2nd Runner-up 2009 - Daniel McGivern
U11 Joint Player of the Year 2009 - Lorcan McAteer, Ryan McGreevy, Runner up: Colm Fearon, 2nd Runner up Brendan O'Hagan
U12 Player of the Year 2009 - Darragh O’Hanlon, Runner-up 2009 - Conor Murray, Joint 2nd Runners-up 2009 - Niall O’Hagan, Conor Keenan
U14 Player of the Year 2009 - Rory McQuaid, Runner-up 2009 - Patrick O’Hagan, 2nd Runner-up 2009 - Declan Gribben
U16 Joint Players of the Year 2009 - Rory Lively, Conor Grant, Most Improved Player of the Year 2009 - Conor McShane
Camogie

U12 Joint Players of the Year 2009  - Clare McGilligan, Elizabeth Wilson, Runner-up 2009 - Petrina Lively, 2nd Runner-up 2009 - Noelle McAlinden
U14 Joint Players of the Year 2009 - Laura Grant, Roisin Mulholland, Runner-up 2009 - Shannon O’Hagan, 2nd Runner-up 2009 - Niamh McGreevy
U16 Player of the Year 2009 - Aoife Brown, Joint Runners-up 2009 - Orla Gribben, Ally Britton,  2nd Runner-up 2009 - Naomi Murray
 
 
Annual Awards for 2008
Clonduff held their Annual Awards (for 2008) in the Clubrooms on Saturday 7th February 2009. The Club was packed to capacity - the special guest speakers were Enda McGinley (Tyrone Midfielder and 2008 All Star recipient), Maria Fox (Secretary Down Ladies Football Board) and Jenny Cultra the Down Camogie Chairperson. Hosts for the night were Fionnbharr Murphy and Orla Maginn - new emerging talent on the entertainment scene having already proved themselves on the Hurling (and Football) and Camogie fields as evidenced by their being presented with Senior Hurler and Senior Camogie Player of the Year respectively.
A few years ago Clonduff deviated from the norm within many Clubs by awarding the Hall of Fame to a female (Rosemary Carr) and again they continued this trend by awarding the Hall of Fame to the three ladies who brought the first All Ireland Scór title to the Club in 1977 - Ann Donnelly (nee Quinn) Mary Grant (nee McGinn) and Eileen Hamill. This was a landmark  decision on the part of Clonduff  in this the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Scór competitions.
The Club also honoured Michaela Downey only the Club's second ever recipient of an All Star Award for services to the Down, Ulster and International Ladies' Football scene. (Click on the image above left to view a slideshow of the event)
Recipients of Awards on the night were:
Camogie Intermediate Player of the Year: Aisling Hynes
Camogie Senior Player of the Year: Orla Maginn
Ladies Football Junior Player of the Year: Pauline Trainor and Shauna McParlan
Ladies Football Senior Player of the Year: Leann McParlan
Hurling Minor Player of the Year: Shane Murray
Hurling Senior Player of the Year - James Matthews Memorial Trophy:  Fionnbharr Murphy (presented by Pat Matthews)
Men's Football
Minor Player of the Year - Brown Bros Trophy - Arthur McConville & James Killen (Presented by Niall Brown)
U20 Player of the Year - Pat Brown Trophy - Darren O'Hagan & James Killen (presented by Arty Noel McConville)
Thirds Player of the Year - Horse Shoe Bar Trophy - Liam McGivern (presented by Enda McGinley)
Seconds Player of the Year -Bradley Trophy -Patrick McGreevy (presented by Aidan Carr)
Senior Player of the Year - Peter McGinn Trophy - Paul McConville (presented by Peter McGinn)
Club Person of the Year -Hugh McShane memorial trophy : Sheenagh McConville (presented by Paula Cairns)
Hall of Fame - P J McAlinden
: Anne Donnelly, Mary Grant and Eileen Hamill (presented by Bronagh McAlinden)
 
Clonduff Juvenile Awards 2008 - The annual Juvenile Awards brought in excess of two hundred young people under the age of sixteen years to the Clonduff Clubrooms on Friday 14th November. The performances of the boys and girls who have been active in the playing of Football, Hurling, Camogie, Ladies Football or participated in Scór na nÓg were recognised.
Special guests at the Awards Night were club members who, themselves, not so long ago were receiving juvenile awards - county senior footballers John Fegan and Aidan Carr who were joined by Aisling Hynes, captain of the winning Junior Camogie Championship team. Awards presented were:
U12B Camogie - Elizabeth Wilson, Mary Catherine Murray, Emma McAlinden
U12A Camogie - Jenna Boden, Ciara Tumilty/Elaine Murphy
U14 Camogie - Shannon O'Hagan
U16 Camogie - Grace Brown
U12 Hurling - Patrick Grant, Declan Rooney Rhys Ward
U14 Hurling - Jamie Lowry, Conor McShane, Conor Pio Gribben
U12 Ladies Football - Jenna Boden, Petrina Lively, Elizabeth Wilson
U16 Ladies Football - Grace Brown, Hannah O'Reilly, Tanya McAleenan
U10 Football - Michael Mulholland, Conor Keenan/Shane McGarry, Lorcan McAteer
U11 Football - Darragh O'Hanlon, Charlie Carr, Conor Murray
U12 Football - Conor Murray/Ryan Ward, Darragh O'Hanlon, Mark Devlin
U14 Football - Conall brown, Darren Harper, Shaun Murnin
U16 Football - Tony McGreevy, Conor Grant, Patrick Matthews/Sean Hughes
The Clonduff representatives on both the St Colman's Rannafast and Corn na nÓg winning teams were acknowledged. They were: Rannafast - Ché Curran, Darragh Sherry, Shane McGreevy, Tony McGreevy, Rory Lively, Karl O'Hagan, Rory McGreevy, Paul Lively; Corn na nÓg - Eamon Grant, Conor Brown, John Brown, Conor Gribben, Shay Murnin
Seven young boys from the club, who achieved their 'Young Whistlers' awards were also recognised. They were: Henry Brown, Rory McGreevy, Paul Lively, Darragh Sherry, Ché Curran, Conor Grant and Gary McGinn.
 
Adult Awards and Dinner Dance 2007
(Click on the picture of the 'Rose among the Thorns' (right) to view a slideshow)
A great night was had by all at the Annual Awards night in the Balmoral Hotel on Friday 14th March. Guest of Honour was Jarlath Burns and with aspiring Fír an Tí, Francis Quinn taking charge of proceedings it was certainly a night of great entertainment - Jerry Quinn was also to hand - or was it the other way round?. Other guests included Maureen O'Higgins and Deirdre McGrath (Down Camogie Board), Brian McEvoy (Down Co Board Vice Chairman and former Hurling Chairman) and Maria Fox (Ladies Co Secretary).
Winnings teams - Senior Ladies - Championship and League, Senior Camogs - Championship and League, Seconds and Minor Footballer Champions were presented with their medals;
Special Presentations to Danny Nugent and Arthur McConville who were acknowledged as members of the All Ireland Hurling Minor C title; Karen Gribben, Fionnuala Carr and Jackie Gilmore acknowledged as University Camogie All Stars and Paula Gribben and Sara Louise Carr as Schools Camogie All Stars! Clonduff representatives on the Ulster Camogie team that won their first Interprovincial title in 40 years - Moya Maginn, Karen Gribben, Fionnuala and Sara Louise Carr.
Individual Award winners:
Senior Footballer of the Year                     - John Fegan                        
Intermediate Camogie Player of the Year - Clare Haughian                 
Senior Hurler of the Year                            - Kieran Smith                      
Minor Footballer of the the Year               - Patrick McGreevy
Senior Ladies Player of the Year               - Michaela Downey             
Minor Hurler of the Year                            - Danny Nugent
Senior Camogie Player of the Year           - Fionnuala Carr                   
U20/21 Player of the Year                           - Conor óg O'Hagan
Seconds Football Player of the Year        - Kieran Trainor                   
Minor Camogie Player of the Year            - Lisa McPolin
Hall of Fame                                                 - Dean A Davies                  
Club Personality of the Year                     - Anita Brannigan (Tommy Kelly accepted the trophy on Anita's behalf)
 

Over 200 youngsters were entertained with a meal and disco in Clonduff Clubrooms at the annual Juvenile presentation awards for 2007. Guests of Honour were Barney McAleenan (former Head of PE at St Mark's High School); Gareth 'Magic' Johnston (Down Hurling) and Fionnuala Carr (Clonduff dual player and national Camogie Star). The evening was co-ordinated by the Youth sub-committee and co-ordinated by Paul Shields (Youth Officer) and Alistair McGilligan (Assistant YO) who was Fír an Tí on the night.

 
To view the slide shows of the Awards Night, click on the small images below and then 'Play' when the new page appears!
   
Clonduff held their Annual Awards and Dinner Dance for 2006 in The Golf Inn, Newry on Friday 16th March. Upwards on 200 patrons attended to recognise the success of the  Club on the field of Play.
Fear an Tí Jerry Quinn introduced the proceedings and the special guests. Club President Dean A Davies and Club Chairman Brian McGreevy both addressed the patrons with short speeches.
First up were the triple winning Minor Camogs - League and Championship double and Feis 7s.  Maureen O'Higgins (Down County Camogie Chairperson was the Guest of Honour). Awards were: Senior Player of the Year Fionnuala Carr; Intermediate Player of the Year Sheenagh McConville:  joint Minor Players of the Year Sarah Farnon and Naoimh Hynes. Special Club presentations were made to Kitty Fegan joint Manager Down Minor All Ireland winning team and the Clonduff representatives on it - Sarah Farnon, Paula Gribben, Sara Louise Carr, Lisa McPolin and Ursula Walls. Sarah Farnon also made a presentation to Kitty on behalf of the Clonduff Minors whom she also managed. Third Level Education winners (Purcell Shield) - Karen Gribben, Orla Maginn and Mary McPolin were also acknowledged - Karen's All Star was also acknowledged as was Fionnuala Carr's Ashbourne All Star and her two Long Puck titles (Ashbourne and Kilmacud).
The Senior Ladies County Football Champions were next up - Paul Kelly (Down Ladies Chairman) singled out Paula Gribben's dual All Ireland successes in Football and Camogie during 2006 as a feat that will seldom be repeated.  Karen Gribben and Aoibheann Downey were joint winners of the Senior Player of the Year award. The Club made a special award to Paula Gribben on her dual All Ireland success and to Michaela Downey on her Compromise Rules call up. On behalf of the Senior team, Karen Gribben made presentations to mentors Paul McShane, John A Gribben, Austin Ward and Johnny McAleavey and to the ladies involved Rita Kearney and Anita Brannigan.
Fear an Tí, in introducing the Hurling awards mentioned the inclusion of Clonduff players on the Down Senior team and St Mark's High School Warrenpoint, - ten Clonduff players on the team when they won the Down title;  Clonduff was also fielding Hurling teams at U12 to U18 level in the coming season and the special challenges this would present so that young people would have to opportunity to play both football and Hurling. Paudie Matthews presented the James Matthew trophy to Senior Player of the Year and County Player John Murphy
Pride of Place in the Men's Football scene went to the Minor team who clinched the B Championship. Individual awards were as follows: Minor Player of the Year Darren O'Hagan; U21 Player of the Year Shane O'Hagan, Thirds Player of the Year (joint) Austin Ward and Liam McGivern; Seconds Player of the Year (joint) Rory Grant and Paudi Brown; Senior Player of the Year Paul Shields (he also won this award in 1999). Special Club awards were made to Rory Grant (Hogan Cup with Abbey CBS) and Aidan Carr (Sigerson Cup with QUB).
The County Secretary Seamus Walsh addressed the crowd as did Nigel McPolin, Chairperson Clonduff Development committee who gave a rundown on developments to date.
Hugh McShane Memorial Cup - Club Personality of the Year presented by Gerard McShane to  Sean Milligan, son-in-law of the next recipient.
P J McAlinden Memorial Cup -  'Hall of Fame' award presented by Club Chairman Brian McGreevy to John 'Darner' O'Hagan who took great pleasure in the award and told the gathering that he had made club history as his father had won the award in 1982. To the delight of the crowd he told them the jersey he wore was not yellow but 'Gold'.
In conclusion, Fear an Tí Jerry Quinn congratulated all the individual winners and on behalf of the Club, wished Clonduff's new County Football manager Ross Carr every success in the remainder of the League and the forthcoming Championship.
 

Senior Award Winners for 2005!

Tommy Kelly (An Rúnai), Dean A Davies (President) and Brian McGreevy (Chairman) with the Football Players of the Year award winners - Conor óg O'Hagan (U21 - he also shared the Minor award), Mark McPolin (Seconds), Paudie Matthews (Senior) and Nigel McPolin (Thirds)
   
Paddy Morgan presents the INF trophy to Bridget Kearney for Senior Ladies Player of the Year. Looking on is Catherine McConville Down Ladies Board Lisa Matthews presenting the James Matthews trophy to Damian Farnon for Senior Hurler of the Year
 
These four lovelies from Clonduff were involved in Universities Camogie during 2005-06. Moya Maginn (UUJ), Karen Gribben (QUB), Fionnuala Carr (UUJ) and Mary McPolin (QUB). Karen captained the winning Cup team and Mary was on the team. Moya and Fionnuala were on the Runner-up Shield team. They are pictured with Helen McAleavey (Clonduff and Ulster Camogie Secretary), Eileen Hamill (Chairperson Clonduff Camogie) and Maura Quinn (Clonduff Camogie)
   
Gerald McGreevy (Snr) receives the P J McAlinden  'Hall of Fame' Award from Bronagh McAlinden. Gerry has been a player and an administrator (including Chairman) and still takes an active interest in the Club's activities Sean Cairns accepts the Hugh McShane Trophy for 'Club Person of the Year' from his wife (and the late Hugh's daughter) Goretti. Sean is actively involved in Juvenile football and Senior Hurling
   
Minor Players who were honoured at the Annual Awards for 2005 - Conor óg O'Hagan and Bernard Branagan (Joint Players of the Year) and Shane O'Hagan (All Ireland Championship team 2005)
 

The 2003 Club awards took place in March 2004. History was made when Rosemary Carr became the first female to be awarded the 'Hall of Fame'. Rosemary is pictured above receiving the P J McAlinden Memorial Trophy from Bronagh McAlinden.

 
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