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The Westport G.A.A Dinner Dance 2008

The Westport GAA dinner dance took place in the Wyatt Hotel Westport on Friday October 24th, 2009.

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A great night was had by all with 240 people in attendance. Chairman of the club Seamus Moran addressed the crowd throughout the night. He welcomed special guests Sean Feeney county board secretary, Paddy Muldoon county board delegate to Croke Park and Martian Keane Catherloch Westport town council. He also welcomed to the dinner the ladies and camogie teams for the first time. Seamus then paid tribute to the Westport team that won the Kelly cup and the Junior B side that won the West title after a replay, both teams defeated Burrishoole in the finals. The Junior B team bringing home the title for the first time since 1995.

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There were various awards on the night as follows:

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  • Club Man of the year John Coughlin
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  • Intermediate Player of the year David Horan
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  • Junior Player of the year Owen McDonald
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  • Hurler of the year Connor Ryan 
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On the ladies side of things Tony Keane spoke for a few minutes, he thanked the women for their dedication through out the year, he also thanked Pat Conway who trained the team, sadly the women lost out in the County junior final to Knockmore there was 3 awards for the women:

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  • Most Improved Player Yvonne Scott
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  • Most Dedicated player Liz Ryder
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  • Player of the Year Triona O’Malley. 
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Seamus also spoke about major development that is taking place at the moment with a 60 by 40 Astroturf being laid and also two 5 a side pitches. The 60 by 40 Astroturf will be the first of its kind in Connaught and all doing well should be up and running by the end of February.