Great Turn out for Club Dinner Dance

Great Turn out for Club Dinner Dance

Barna GAA had their annual Dinner Dance last Saturday night at the Connemara Coast Hotel. Special guests on the night was Tony Regan Snr. The club also honoured the senior league winning team. Music on the night was provided by Silkwood.

On the night Club Chairman Aidan Brady reflected on a successful year for the club, with the seniors winning the Senior League and Comortas, whilst reaching the last four of the County Championship. Also, there was hightlights of the minors winning the West Board A League. He thanked last year’s committee for their work and effort they put into the club over the previous twelve months.

In his speech Tony Regan reflected on the importance of sport in his own life and encouraged all the parents present to encourage their children to play sport. He is also reflected on his days playing against Barna in the old city league. Finally he wished the club all the best in the future.

The biggest cheer on the night was for the senior team who collected their comortas medals on the night.

Paddy Naughton received the award for senior player of the year whilst Sean Concannon picked up the award for Junior-A player of the year. Ladies player of the year was Melissa Casserly.

The Nicholas O’Fegan Cup, which is awarded to the minor player of the year, was this year won by Jame Keane. Padraig O’Grainne was the U21 player of the year.

The team of the year went to the Seniors, whilst a special recognition award was presented to Pat Fallon, Mike Lydon and Bert Curran for the trojan work they done with the seniors over the past twelve months.

Club Man of the year went to Eddie Grealis. Eddie is very active in the juvenile section of the club and is also one of the driving forces behind the new development at Clochscoilte.

Special recognition awards were presented to Johnny Lynagh for his tireless work with the ladies juvenile section. Henry Geraghty recied an award in recognition of the work he has done with the club over the years. Tom Curran of Barna/Furbo Hurling Club received an award in recognition of the great cooperation that exists between the two clubs.

Paddy Friel was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to the club over the years. Paddy has been involved in both coaching and the administration of the club, but is probably best know for his work with the Barna Lotto. Paddy started the club lotto, and ran it virtually single handed for many a year. Paddy is now involved in running the clubs golf society.

After the awards, those present were treated to an excellent interlude piece by the dance group Mystic Force.

The club would like to thank Donnelly’s of Barna for sponsoring the awards on the night. The club would also like to thank those companies who donated spot prizes; these prizes added much to the enjoyment of the night. Finally, the club would like to thank the staff at the Connemara Coast Hotel for providing a fine meal.

The clubs u10s, u9s, u8s, u7s and u6s are returning to training in Furbo this Sat morning next at 10.30am. They will train every Sat at this time. It will be possible to register on the
day or on-line.

Our junior As are now under the management of Enda Conneely, any who is interested in playing Junior A is asked to contact Enda.

The minors defeated Moycullen in the opening round of the minor league last Sunday on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-4.

The annual coaches dinner will be on Friday 8th April in Donnellys at 8pm. Our guest speaker will be Pat O Shea former Kerry manager and Munster Coaching and Games officer. He hopes to take a training session with one of the underage teams earlier that evening. The theme of his presentation will be around ‘Youths’. If you would like Pat to talk about a specific topic could you please contact Pat Fallon or email it to

This years Cul Camp will be held on the second week of July from 11th to 15th.

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