Woodview duo honoured at MDL Awards Night

WOODVIEW Celtic manager Gavin McKeever and captain Mickey O’Kane were among the winners at the Meath and District League Awards Night last Saturday.

WOODVIEW Celtic manager Gavin McKeever and captain Mickey O’Kane were among the winners at the Meath and District League Awards Night last Saturday.

The FAI Meath Development Officer Mark Scanlon, along with MDL sponsors O’Neill Sports and Tully Bookmakers representatives assisted the MDL officials with the various presentations.

All clubs on the honours list were present with the exception of Enfield, Kells Celtic and Quay Celtic. The overall player of the year award went to Carrick Rovers’ Wayne Kerley.

The manager of the year was an easy choice in Gavin McKeever who guided his side Woodview Celtic to a trio of top honours in the shape of Premier Division, Kilmessan Shield and Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup.

A special Merit Award was given to Duleek and MDL Oscar Traynor manager Paddy Reilly who was at the helm in guiding his side to an historic first appearance for an MDL side in the Leinster Junior Cup where they lost out to top AUL side St Kevin’s Boys.

On behalf of the MDL, Paddy presented Woodview Celtic’s Mickey O’Kane with the Representative Player of the Year award.

Louth Branch official Brendan Gillespie received the Referee of the Year award. FAI Area assessor for the Louth area Martin Reilly accepted the award on his behalf.

Following their great exploits on and of the field of play, most notably outright honours in the Leinster Junior Shield, Fitzsimons Cup and Reserve Cup, along with promotion to Division Two for the second time in three seasons, Kingscourt Harps were adjudged to be the Club of the Year. Along with the annual trophy, they receive a replica and a 300 euro sports voucher sponsored by O’Neill’s Sports.

In recognition of the great work put in in his first year as PRO, Chairman David Tully made a special presentation to Justin Burke.