Glyde Ladies hold awards night

Glyde Rangers Ladies GFC held their first ever end of season awards night in Tallanstown last Friday.

Glyde Rangers Ladies GFC held their first ever end of season awards night in Tallanstown last Friday.

On the night all players from teams in every age group received a medal in recognition of the hard work and dedication they put into their game throughout the season.

There were also individual awards presented on the night. These included Player of the Year, Most improved and MVP (Most versatile player).

There was a great turn out with the players and their parents turning out in great numbers and the excitement and atmosphere in the Glyde Rangers hall was fantastic.

The awards were presented by Mr Tommy Burns who is a long standing member of Glyde Rangers GFC and a very well respected member of the Tallanstown community.

Tommy himself received a most unexpected presentation from the ladies on the night when he was presented with a beautiful glass memento to thank him for all he has done for the ladies club since its establishment in 2008.

Mr Patsy Reid also received a presentation for all he has done to help the ladies club this year.

It has been a successful season for ladies football in Tallanstown. The U10 ladies did themselves proud at every blitz they attended this season while the U12 team finished 5th in the league.

The U14 ladies got to the final of the Championship, narrowly losing out to Dowdallshill and the U16 Glyde/St Mary’s amalgamation took home the cup in the B Championship after a great win over the Clan Na Gael.

Glyde Rangers Ladies would like to thank all their players for their massive contribution to ladies football within the club and county this season. They are looking to the future now and are excited about the development of a senior team in Tallanstown.

Spokesperson for the club Jackie Tinley commented: “We are looking forward to establishing a new senior team and we already have keen interest from a few ladies in the area and are working hard at getting up and running. We aim to be playing competitive football next season”.

Any ladies interested in joining, whether it be at junior or senior level, should simply text their name followed by ‘ladies football’ and the age they wish to play at to 087-6647786. New players and coaches are always welcome.

Award winners

Player of the Year - Anna Freeman (U10), Rachel Emerson (U12), Megan McWeeny (U14) and Hannah Kelly (16).

Most Improved Player - Rebecca Watters (U10), Blanaid Kerr (U12), Kerry Martin (U14) and Ella Nulty (U16).

MVP - Amy Farrell (U10), Lauren Reid (U12), Ava Kelly (U14) and Alanna Conlon (U16).

There were also awards given to Bronwyn Sherlock and Ellen Campbell for outstanding goalkeeping throughout the season.