23 May 2022

St Mary's Kiltoghert GAA Club party in style - GALLERY


St Mary’s Kiltoghert GAA club held their annual Dinner Dance at The Landmark Hotel, on Saturday March 12. 

The event had been postponed twice previously, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic but the 200 strong attendees more than made up for lost time, by dancing the night away, to the sounds of the wonderful Brian McDermott band.

Club members took the opportunity to get dressed up for the night, with the very best of fashion on show, as The Landmark Hotel Ballroom turned Blue and White for a night that everyone at the club had been looking forward to for so long.

The evening got off to a fantastic start, when host for the night, Brian Farrell, gave an impromptu, acapella version of “Lola”, which had the whole room clapping along to. 

Club Chairman Fintan Cox, gave a keynotes speech, where he outlined his vision for the progress that he wants the club to make, both on and off the pitch.

The announcement that work will soon commence on the installation of the new Astro Training Pitch, was particularly well received.

A well deserved presentation was then made to outgoing Chairperson, Tom Crowe, Secretary, Paula Butler and Treasurer, Mary Glancy, thanking them for the time and dedication that they have given to the club over the past years. 

Leitrim County Board Chairperson, Enda Stenson, then gave a speech, outlining the vision for improving the sporting facilities of Carrick-on-Shannon and the surrounding area, particularly in relation to the much anticipated Shannonside Recreational Campus.

Attention then turned to the awards within the club, including the U20A championship team of 2021. A special presentation was made to club stalwart, James Glancy, recognizing his many years of dedication on the field, playing for St Mary’s.

The raffle draw was a big success, with a wonderful first prize, kindly donated by Drumhierney Woodland Hideaway. The club would like to thank all our raffle prize sponsors, for their much valued generosity, in donating prizes.

After a delicious meal, everyone was ready to dance the night away, which is exactly what happened. It was notable that the more senior members of the club had not lost any of their dance moves and were able to show the younger members a thing or two!

A big thank you to Ciaran Kelly and all of the staff at The Landmark hotel, for ensuring that the night went so well and for their continuing sponsorship of the club. A big thank you also, to Willie Donnellan, for capturing all of the style and fashion on display.

Mary's Abù!