The 2nd annual Youth awards night was held on Friday 2nd May in the clubhouse kicking off a very busy weekend for the rugby club. The clubhouse was packed with players, families, coaches, mentors and the atmosphere was electric as the awards were presented to the very worthy winners.
Prior to the presentations beginning in earnest, Club President Norman McDonald and Youth Development Officer Sean O’Neill spoke about the importance of these young players to the future of the club. Both Club President and Club YDO spoke about the character of the recipients and how they conducted themselves both on and off the field and how Youghal R.F.C. wanted its youth players to develop into the kind of people the next generation of youngsters coming through the ranks could aspire to and draw inspiration from.
The Youth awards trophies are named in honour of deceased clubmen who worked tirelessly for the club and Youghal R.F.C. would like to express our gratitude to the representatives of the families of the deceased who were there to present the awards to the winners on the night.
Well done to all involved in what was a great night and thank you for your continued support. The following is a list of the winners:
U13 Ollie Murphy Award Player of the Year – Ben Ingamells
U13 Liam McLaughlin Award Most Improved Player of the Year – Olan Coleman Jr.
U14 Paddy Lane Award Player of the Year – Simon Kelly
U14 Paddy Lane Award Most Improved Player of the Year – Sean Foley
U15 Batty Mulcahy Award Player of the Year – Fionn Kenneally
U15 Batty Mulcahy Award Most Improved Player of the Year – Dean Ward
U16 Jim Hogan Award Player of the Year – Ryan Thomas
U16 Jim Hogan Award Most Improved Player of the Year – Cathal Dean
U17 Sean Hogan Award Player of the Year – James Kelly
U17 Sean Hogan Award Most Improved Player of the Year – Chris O’Brien
U18 Tony Simkin Award Player of the Year – Jason Yellop
U18 Tony Simkin Award Most Committed Player of the Year – Ryan Coady
Brendan Kelly Player of the Year Award – Ryan Coady
Ladies Young Player of the Year Award – Sinead O’Shea
Ladies Player of the Year Award – Anna O’Brien
Mens Young Player of the Year Award – Tadg Brophy
Mens Player of the Year Award – Tiernan Brennan