Carrick Davins honoured its top players and most dedicated club members at the Club’s annual awards ceremony in the Carraig Hotel last Friday night.
The Club’s junior team were also presented with their South Championship medals at the function.
After a fantastic South championship in 2011, their night in the spotlight was truly deserved.
The awards commenced with the presentation of “Hurler of the Past” to Patsy Tobin.
It was an honour for all in the Club to pay homage to this man, who has given his all to Carrick Davins.
Patsy is a humble man who is forever present at the gates of Davin Park whether it is a senior local derby or an U-8 training session.
Patsy was a genuine competitor on the field and a tough opponent for any marker.
It was an extra special night for the Tobin family as Patsy’s son Derek Tobin collected his South medal.
Brendan Mulvaney collected the Club Man of the Past award.
Brendan was a fine hurler and has been a mentor for the Davin Club as well as an important figure around the club house.
He was justly honoured by the huge roar from a full house as he walked up to collect his award.
There was another double honour in store as player of the season was announced.
Not only did Patrick Harris win the Player of the Season award. his father Seamus collected his Junior South medal.
It is said that the greatest accolade a sports person can receive is to be honoured by you’re peers and the hard work and dedication that Patrick Harris put in for his team last season was definitely justified by this award.
The Junior hurling team were the last to be honoured. Team captain Jimmy Kelly,and his panel of champions were showered with applause from the guests at the function as they collected their medals.
It has been many years since the Davin Club competed in a Junior hurling championship and to win was a marvellous achievement.
The celebrations that followed were a great success as Davin Club members and supporters danced their socks off to the music of Seattle and the great disco tunes of Gerry Casey.
Meanwhile, training for the senior team continues and players will be notified by text of training times.
The Dunhill game has been put back due to other commitments by the Waterford side and will be re-arranged again.
Training for minors and U-16s continue every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Training also continues in the Green School for U-6s on Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm and for U-8s from 7pm to 8pm.
Under 10 and U-12 training at the Green School has finished and takes place in the Davin Park for these age groups this week with fixed times and dates to follow
The Club thanks Pauline for organising The Green on Fridays for the boys and girls.
Under-14 training continues every Tuesday on the all-weather pitch from 7pm to 8pm. A challenge match against Ballygunner is organised for this coming Tuesday.
U-16s will train with the minor panel on Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 8pm. The U-16 football championship commences this week with the first game in Newcastle at 4pm on Saturday. All players are requested to be at the club at 2.45pm.
The deadline for membership fees is March 31.
Training for the ladies football team continues from 6pm to 7pm every Tuesday. Any girls wishing to join the team can turn up at training sessions. There will be camogie training sessions every Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm on the all-weather pitch. There wasn’t a Club lotto jackpot winner but four people matched three numbers.
Best wishes to Jacqui Coady of Treacy Park, a life long supporter of the Davins. The Club looks forward to seeing her at matches again.
The Club extends sympathy to the Fitzpatrick family of Mainstown on the recent death of Madge. May she Rest in Peace.