Each month during the club season we are picking a Club Person Of The Month in association with Balon Sports.
The Award is designed to recognise the efforts of players, coaches, groundskeepers and even tea makers that go above and beyond for the club.
This month’s award goes to the chairperson of Magheracloone Ladies’ GFC in Co Monaghan, Niamh Kindlon.
Niamh works tirelessly for the good of our club. She spends 5/6 nights of the week on the road training and passing on her knowledge to the young of their community.
In addition to this some of you are probably aware Magheracloone club grounds suffered major subsidence back in September 2018 and it was a huge blow to Niamh’s club. Her work doubled arranging alternative training grounds and centres for the clubs teams so they could continue to train.
Niamh was nominated by Joanne Clarke, of Magheracloone Ladies’ GFC PRO. We would like to thank Joanne for taking the time to nominate Niamh Kindlon and to everyone who took the time to nominate somebody.
If you nominated someone this month and they didn’t win please do enter them again next month. You never know!
Niamh has bagged herself a Gaelic View, LGFA branded exclusive jacket from Balon Sports. We will be in contact with you regarding the prize.
We will also have a small prize for Cara Phelan (14 years old) who composed the following:
I really enjoy training and doing what I’m told,
I play football for Portlaoise Town,
The white and green that wears no frown,
This is because I have the best coach,
That other clubs are trying to poach!
Her name is Teresa O Reilly,
She is inspirational, dedicated and smiley,
She has coached me since I was six,
Now I’m on the Laois team and in the mix,
She taught me skill and timing without a fuss,
She passed it on to each and every one of us,
She reminds me too to follow the rule,
Listen to the ref and keep my cool,
Teresa teaches me to be hard working, dedicated and to think,
To stand tall in this world and never to shrink,
She promotes choice freedom and liberty,
Improves my play and agility,
I seldom hear this coach complain,
Other than about the cold and rain,
This jacket would do the job fine,
Keeping her warm as she walks the line,
I would love to win this competition,
And in doing so give Teresa the recognition,
So come on now stop the hunt,
I’ve found your person of the month!!
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