Leitrim had not one but three winners in the Tesco Home Grown Ladies Club Person of the Year awards as St. Joseph’s Yeonnette O’Rourke was joined by overall winners and Leitrim natives Michael and Kathleen Colreavy.
Yeonnette won the Connacht award but the overall award went to Naomh Mearnog’s Michael & Kathleen Colreavy. Michael is a former Leitrim player and a native of Gortletteragh while Kathleen is the daughter of the late Tommy O’Riordan.
The citation for Michael & Kathleen read: Michael and Kathleen Colreavy are both extremely dedicated and active members of the Portmarnock based club and have been heavily involved in the day to day running of the club for almost 20 years. Michael has been involved as a coach right through the grades from the club’s academy right through to the senior ladies team.
Kathleen Colreavy works behind the scenes as the assistant secretary but also as liaison officer with visiting teams including county teams. Her production of the legendary Tupperware box from the boot of her car is one of the most anticipated parts of an evening at the club where she ensures that nobody goes hungry or thirsty and that they have access to all the facilities they need.”