Seated: Maggie Dunne, Vanessa Ryan, Elaine Walsh and Barbara Power. Standing: Tina Murphy, Betsy Ryan, Sarah Ryan and Claire Murphy.
Carrick United hosted their annual Awards nights with a Family Fun BBQ.
A huge crowd basked in the glorious sunshine in Tom Drohan Park as the children played on the astro turfs and jumped to their hearts content on the bouncy castles.
To start the award presentations, the club was delighted to receive the FAI Club Mark award. This award recognises clubs that excel in administration and governance.
Gary Power, FAI Development Officer for Waterford, presented the plaque to Club Mark Officer John White and congratulated Carrick Utd on becoming only the 8th club in Ireland to receive the Award
Next up was the player of the year awards and trophies were presented to the 15 or so winners by Lee Grace (Shamrock Rovers) and Lee Costello (Waterford FC U19). Both players graduated from the club academy and Carrick United would like to thank them for giving back to their grassroots club.
“We wish them well in their League of Ireland careers and they will always be welcome back to Tom Drohan Park in the future”, spokesman said.
The awards went to
Under 11 red Zack Tobin
Under 11 purple Gearroid O'Shea
Under 12A Calum Costello
Under 12B Conor Bourke
Under 13A Bobby Drohan
Under 13B Daniel Hartery
Under 14A Daryl Hanrahan
Under 14B Jack Dunne Hanrahan
Under 15A Kieran Barry
Under 15B Ryan Nolan
Under 16A Ben O Connell
Under 10 Clodagh Power
Under 12 Ava Reade
Under 14 Ella Cotter
Under 16 Roisin Torpey
To finish the night Chairman PJ Torpey announced the Team of the 50 years, picked by an independent panel. This team has created much debate in recent months and even post the announcement. The team will be honoured at the 50th Anniversary Celebration night in the Carraig Hotel on September 8th.
Team - 1. Adrian Walsh 2. James Walsh 3. Brain Barry 4. Anthony O’Donnell 5. Gerry (Sam) Walsh 6. Keith Walsh 7. Wayne Fitzgerald 8. Alan Ryan, 9. Anthony Power 10. Paul Walsh, 11. Pat Fitzgerald 12. Kevin O’Shea 13. Sean Cronin 14. Paul O’Callaghan 15. Thomas Fitzgerald 16. Daryl Kavanagh
The success of the night would not have been possible without the support of local businesses and the club would like to thank -Lidl Carrick on Suir, Dawn Meats, First Class Castles, Glanbia and Suir Hire Centre for their contribution to the evening.