Thanks once again to Mike Aherne for running the show at the Awards tonight.
Without him there would be no awards.
Also apologies to Buddy Brennan who brought along the Schoolboy History Book tonight and it got lost in the pile.
Hall of Fame Inductees
Eddie O’Donovan collected By Eddie O’Donovan Jnr from Mike Considine Of Analog Soccer Club
A man who has done it all for his Club, on and off the field. Capped at Schoolboy level he went on to taste National and Provincial success with his club and also starred in the League of Ireland with Limerick.
Played a big part in Limerick’s success in the Oscar Traynor in 1968 and picked up numerous awards in a glittering career.
Brian Hanrahan presented by Kenneth Griffin of Kenneth T Griffin Construction
A player who played LOI with Limerick, Shelbourne, Sligo Rovers and returned to Limerick before signing for Pike Rvs Munster senior league team.
His subsequent return to the Junior scene saw Pike rake in the trophies with Lawson’s Saxone and FAI Area Cromer cups.
In the twilight of his playing career he took over as Player manager with Shelbourne and turned around the fortunes of that Club.
Well known as one of the toughest Defenders ever to grace the Limerick Leagues. One of his team mates claimed “he used to get away with murder – because he had a posh accent”
Paddy Koyce presented by Tuirlough McNamara representing the Limerick Leader
A player who won the Premier League with Weston Rangers in 1971 and won another couple of titles with Geraldines in the following seasons. Seven Lawson Cup medals with Geraldines, Rovers Utd and Ballynanty Rvs. Throw in an Oscar Traynor medal, Munster Junior Cup medal and a runners up medal in the FAI Junior Cup, not to mention numerous Leagues and Saxone Cups, one of which he scored four goals in the final. A prolific scorer, regarded one of the best the League has seen.
Eddie O’Neill presented by Brian O’Riordan of Glastech
Anyone lucky enough to see our next inductee in his prime would have seen one of the most dynamic players to grace Limerick’s pitches.
Part of the hugely successful Geraldines teams of the 70’s his trophy cabinet is laden with Lawson, Saxone, League and Munster Junior Cup medals. Considered by many to be the best player never to be capped by his country.
Sean Hehir presented by Mike Aherne of Live 95FM
The final inductee this year was one of the most elegant players in Limerick in his day. Part of the three in a row Munster Junior Cup winning Star Rvs side he went on to represent his country in a career to be proud of.
Since his retirement he has imparted his knowledge to countless kids in a coaching capacity and remains one of the most likable characters in the game.
Please note we had a real photographer from the Leader there on the night. I was taking pics from behind him so some are not great to say the least.
Donal Power of Limerick East Referees presents to Jorge Gustavo of Charleville (Under 17 Div Two)
Percy Ryan presents to Evan Barrett of Mungret Regional (Under 17 Div One)
Noel Hannon presents to Elliot Slattery of Newport (Youth Div Two)
James Flanagan Ryans Centra presents to Cian Power Pike Rvs (Youth Div One)