Paddy hopes to Meath arch-rivals Meath in 2011 and win Leinster Championship

Standing in front of a room of delegates, Louth captain Paddy Keenan vowed that the Louth senior panel will 'do everything in the power' to go one step further than they did in 2010.

Standing in front of a room of delegates, Louth captain Paddy Keenan vowed that the Louth senior panel will 'do everything in the power' to go one step further than they did in 2010.

Keenan, who was accepting an award for his contributions to Louth football in 2010 doesn't mince his words too often.

The Louth captain, who has received numerous awards for his excellent efforts on the field in 2010, picked up one more, awarded to him by the Louth County Board.

Before handing out the crystal statue, Chairman O'Connor said: "Paddy Keenan is an example to us all, both on and off the field.

"He has achieved so much this year with his awards. He's Louth's first All-Star, he was on the GPA Team of the Year, the RTE Team of the Year and the Ireland team in the International Rules series and he is only 26.

"He's still got ten years left in him. I would like to thank him as he is a great representative for us, his club and his family."

Upon accepting the award, Keenan said a brief few words, but words that meant a lot to both him and the delegates that were there on the day.

"This award means a lot to me, my club and my family. Perhaps some of the player did not realise the work that is done by yourselves and particularly the people at the top table, but after the Meath game, we came to realise that there is a lot of work to be done, we saw it first hand.

"As much as we are disappointed at how the year ended, you just have to take a look at the lads in there in the Darver Gym and see how focused they are on getting back to playing. They are mad to get back out on the pitch."

Keenan then outlined the aims for 2011, which included meeting arch-rivals Meath again.

"We hope at some stage we meet Meath again, we hope that we reach the Leinster Final again and go one step further this time. We will do all that it takes to finish it off better than the last time."

Paddy Keenan fends off Nigel Crawford in the Leinster Final.