Dylan remembered and honoured at football weekend

Scartaglen U11 team who participated in the Dylan Crowley U11 Invitational Football Tournament at Gneeveguilla GAA grounds on Saturday
Scartaglen U11 team who participated in the Dylan Crowley U11 Invitational Football Tournament at Gneeveguilla GAA grounds on Saturday
Firies U11 team who participated in the Dylan Crowley U11 Invitational Football Tournament at Gneeveguilla GAA grounds on Saturday
Currow U11 team who participated in the Dylan Crowley U11 Invitational Football Tournament at Gneeveguilla GAA grounds on Saturday
Rathmore U11 team who participated in the Dylan Crowley U11 Invitational Football Tournament at Gneeveguilla GAA grounds on Saturday
Glenflesk U11 team who participated in the Dylan Crowley U11 Invitational Football Tournament at Gneeveguilla GAA grounds on Saturday. All photos by Michelle Cooper Galvin
Dromtarriff U11 team who participated in the Dylan Crowley U11 Invitational Football Tournament at Gneeveguilla GAA grounds on Saturday
Gneeveguilla U11 team who participated in the Dylan Crowley U11 Invitational Football Tournament at Gneeveguilla GAA grounds on Saturday

Fergus Dennehy

Young Dylan Crowley was this past Saturday remembered and honoured at the U-11 football tournament named in his honour.

The tournament, which was held in the sunny environs of the Gneeveguilla GAA grounds, marked Dylan's 14th birthday and fourth anniversary since his passing.

Twelve teams took part in the tournament on what was a very enjoyable day for all, with each player and team displaying a wonderful level of skill on a day of very exciting and well contested games.

The tournament was opened with a blessing and a poignant tribute to Dylan by Father Kevin McNamara who who spoke movingly of Dylan and the what he said was the legacy of joy that he has left behind him.

Kilcummin players were the big winners of the Division 1 Final after they bested Glenflesk in what was certainly one of the games of the day.

Meanwhile in the Division 2 final, it came down to Spa and Firies; with Spa just edging out the competition from the fiery Firies players to take home the title.

Finally, in the Division 3 contest, Scartaglin and Currow played out a very exciting game with Scartagluin eventually being named as winners.

"On the day, the sun was shining, the fields were splendid, and this all led to a very successful tournament.

"Dylan himself was a perfectionist and thankfully on the day, everything went the way he woulld have wanted," said organisers in a statement.

"Thanks to all the teams and their mentors who participated on the day in a very sporting manner, they were a credit to their familes and their clubs.

"Every player was a winner on the day. Thanks to the Gneeveguilla GAA club for the use of their facilities.

"Finally, a simple thank you must be given to everyone simply for their presence there on the day.

"It all added to what was a fitting tribute to Dylan and everyone contributed to what was a wonderful atmosphere," the organisers added.

Kerryman

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