Glaslough Harriers held their second annual club night in Castle Leslie on Friday
9th February 2018. It was a great night with a very large turnout. The night was
open to all club members and it was a great success. It was a chance to recognize
all our athletes achievements in 2017. Also a lot of the younger athletes were recognized
for their participation in different events. We also had in attendance, Sammy Leslie
who is now Honorary President of the Club, having taken over from the late Sir Jack
Leslie. She presented the awards on the night along with Noel Kennedy, chief coach.
We also made a special presentation to Geraldine McAree, who has been a mainstay
within the club for 17 years. Amy Hamill made a very heartfelt speech on how influential
Geraldine has been on her career to date. We also thank Fr Corrigan for attending
also and wishing Geraldine all the best in her future en devours. Geraldine thanked
everyone and stated how proud she was of her involvement with Glaslough Harriers.
She was given a standing ovation by the large attendance. It was a great night and
we also wish to thank Castle Leslie, Sammy Leslie, Brian Baldwin and all the staff
of the Castle for the great night. Athletes who achieved at All Ireland level were
honoured: Owen McNally, Christopher Mc Gurk, Amy Hamill, Conor Duffy, Emma Geary,
Ava Ross, Aobhin McCormack, Liam McKenna, James McQuaid, Matthew Finn Provincial winners
in Ulster were also honoured: Rachel Callery, Ava Callery, Eoghan McCaul, Darren
McAnespie, Eoin McKenna, Eimear McColgan, Aimee Brennan, Karl McKenna, Emily Brennan,
Harry Murphy, Adam McCarey, Dervla Cawley, Kaylin Geary, Jack Murphy, Matthew Connoly
and Luke Cawley. There was a Certificate awarded to all who participated in the Club
during the past year: Masey Murphy, Ava McCaul, Shay Cawley, Thomas OH Geary, Rylan
McCooey, Callum Ross, Odhan Kelly, Annie Rose Connolly, Conor McMeel, Darragh McMeel,
Cora McGarey, Grace Murphy, Ella Marie McGarvey, Grace McGarvey, Ryan McArdle, Clodagh
McColgan, Emma McMahon, Aoibhe Kelly, Odhran Kelly, Niamh Kelly, Alex Treanor, Darragh
McMahon, Casey – Lee Hughes, Conor McMeel, Aidan Cunningham, Annie–Rose Connolly
and James Cunninghan. Emma Tierney, Darragh Tierney, Shauna Wals, Andrew Walsh, Slaine
McKenna, Adam Treanor, Darren McAnespie, Cathan Nesbitt, Ryan McArdle, Ella McArdle,
Paddy Mulligan, Sorcha McKenna, Niamh Kelly, Ella Connolly, Tristan Murphy, Darragh
McMeel, Katie Treanor and Ayla Power.
Holding this event in Castle Leslie was a great idea as it is a marvellous setting
and for some perhaps the first time they attended a function in the Castle. Add to
that the fabulous food served up and the wonderful hospitality led by Sammy herself
and you cannot but have a wonderful night.
Welldone to Sammy and her staff for the excellent attention given and well done to
the organisers for a job well done.