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THE Dundalk Democrat has teamed up with some of the best fans in the country, the Louth GAA Supporters’ Club.

THE Dundalk Democrat has teamed up with some of the best fans in the country, the Louth GAA Supporters’ Club.

At this year’s Louth GAA Supporters’ Club Awards night, The Dundalk Democrat will be sponsoring five awards which will be handed out on the night to eventual winners from our different panels of nominees.

Awards will be presented to those who have excelled in the club Senior, Intermediate and Junior Football Championships with a Player of the Year trophy in each category, as well as the Club Hurling Championship Player of the Year.

Along with this, a fifth award will be presented to the Louth Ladies Championship Player of the Year.

Over the past number of weeks, the Dundalk Democrat has been in touch with all clubs in the county, asking them for their input for the awards. The nominations have come from the clubs and they have all been whittled down to six nominees in each category.

However, this is where we hand it over to you, the supporters as it will be you, Louth GAA fans, who will cast your votes for who you think was the best of the best in 2010.

All fans have to do is select their favourite player in a respective grade and text DEMOCRAT2 along with the player’s name of your choice to 57000.

Please note you can only submit one player’s name per text, but multiple entries are allowed. For instance, you can text DEMOCRAT2 Paddy Keenan to 57000 multiple times, but entries such as the following - DEMOCRAT2 Paddy Keenan Derek Maguire are not allowed.

Entries are strictly limited to one player per text.

The Louth GAA Supporters’ Club Awards for 2010 will take place at the Fairways Hotel on Friday, March 25. tickets are available from Jimmy Myers at €50 on 087-2529043.

Music on the night will be provided by Henry Mac and band, with RTE’s Brian Carthy as the guest speaker. The awards will start at 8pm.

Below is the winners of the 2010 awards selected from the Supporters’ Club.

Senior Player of the Year – Paddy Keenan (St Patricks), Junior Player of the Year – Sean O’Neill (Cooley Kickhams), U-21 Player of the Year – Derek Maguire (Dundalk Young Irelands), Minor Player of the Year –Alan Lynch (St Joseph’s), U-16 Player of the Year – Ciaran Byrne (St Mochta’s), U-14 Player of the Year – Niall Carrie (Hunterstown Rovers), Senior Hurling Player of the Year – Diarmuid Murphy (Naomh Moninne), Minor Hurling Player of the Year – Oisin Drumm (Naomh Moninne), U-16 Hurling Player of the Year – Patrick Lynch (St Fechin’s), Ladies Player of the Year – Grace Lynch (Stabannon Parnells), Geraghty Cup – Paddy McMahon (Sean O’Mahonys), Club Worker of the Year – Paddy Kane (John Mitchels), Hall of Fame – Danny Nugent (Newtown Blues).

Terms and conditions.

‘All entrants must be 18+. Cost is €1 per entry incl VAT. Calls from mobile cost more. Network charges vary. Lines close midnight Sunday, March 20.

Entries made after the close date will not count and you may be charged. By entering this competition you may be contacted by Johnston Press Group regarding future promotions.

To opt out text OPTOUT to 51000. SP Phonovation Ltd. PO Box 6, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Helpline 0818217100.’

The nominations are as follows for each grade;

Senior Championship Player of the Year

Paddy Keenan - St Patrick’s

David Reid - Mattock Rangers

Christy Grimes - Mattock Rangers

Mark Brennan - Mattock Rangers

Brian White - Cooley Kickhams

Paraic Smith - Dreadnots

Intermediate Championship Player of the Year

Declan Byrne - St Mochta’s

Derek Maguire - Dundalk YI

AAron Rogers - Dundalk YI

Ruairi Moore - O’Raghallaigh’s

Craig McEnteggart - O’Raghallaigh’s

Eamonn McAuley - Na Piarsaigh

Junior Championship Player of the Year

Patrick Osbourne - Sean McDermotts

Bernard Osborne - Naomh

Fionnbarra

William Woods - Naomh Fionnbarra

Martin Crosbie - Naomh Fionnbarra

Ronan Holdcroft - St Fechin’s

Aonghus Giggins - Stabannon

Parnells

Hurling Championship Player of the Year

Diarmuid Murphy - Naomh Moninne

Gary Rellis - Mattock Rangers

Ronan Byrne - Knockbridge

Ger Smith - Pearse Og

Shane Callan - Pearse Og

Aiden Carter - Wolfe Tones

Ladies Championship Player of the Year

Grace Lynch - Stabannon Parnells

Aine McGee - Stabannon Parnells

Rosanna Heeney - Roche Emmets

Sandra Lynch - Geraldines

Catherine Page - Cooley Kickhams

Maria Reid - St Mary’s

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