Westport GAA

Bord na nOg Presentation Night Report- January 20th 2017

Bord na nOg Presentation Night Report*

Over 200 future young stars and their parents packed in to Hotel Westport to mark what has been a historic year for Westport Bord na nog GAA. Capturing 14 league and championship titles from U12 to U18 across different levels the future looks very bright for the covies.

Opening proceedings Chairman of Westport GAA Bord na nog and MC Charlie Lambert extended the clubs sympathy to the Fahy family on the untimely passing of past player John Fahy, a silent moment of reflection followed.

Present on the evening was Mayo County Board Chairman Mike Connelly, sponsors Harry Hughes and Tony Kirkby Portwest and Westport GAA President Paddy Muldoon to launch a new bursary scheme for young Westport GAA players over 18. The scheme, worth several thousand euro each year for 5 years, will be open from September 2017 and subject to qualifying criteria.

Along with the team presentations, presented by Westport and Mayo stars Lee Keegan and Kevin Keane, there was the Minor Player of the Year Award which was won by Mark Reilly and a special recognition of 10 years service to the Minor A management. Ted Webb Connacht U16 Championship winning Westport team members were also presented with their medals.

Westport GAA face into its biggest game in its history when it meets Kenmare Shamrocks from Kerry in Ennis next Sunday 29th in the All Ireland Intermediate Semi Final. The club encourages everybody to get behind the team, to get their flags and signs out and travel to the big game. Extending best wishes to neighbouring club Louisburgh ,who also play their All Ireland Junior Semi final before the Westport game, club chairman Austy Groden asked that all Westport supporters get to the venue early to support our neighbours.

It sure is great times for the seaside clubs.