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Sunday 21 October 2018

Dundalk City Ladies celebrate their double success in style!

On Friday night we made our way to the Lilywhite Lounge where a special presentation night was taking place for Dundalk City Ladies F.C. who were celebrating the fact that the senior team had won the Anne McLoughlin Trophy and the under 14 team had won the Dublin Womens Lea

On Friday night we made our way to the Lilywhite Lounge where a special presentation night was taking place for Dundalk City Ladies F.C. who were celebrating the fact that the senior team had won the Anne McLoughlin Trophy and the under 14 team had won the Dublin Women’s League.

I was only in the door when I met the main organisers Niall Gallagher and Noel Curtis who were really happy with the way things had gone for the teams and the night was a great way to get together to celebrate their achievements.

I then met my old friend Margaret Curtis from Oliver Plunkett Park who was busy doing the door while her husband Tony was busy going round selling raffle tickets and she told me it was looking like it was going to be a really great night.

Next I caught up with well known card magician Shaun Con from Woodview Terrace who told me he was there with his girlfriend Bronagh Malone from Kilcurry because she had just picked up the player of the year trophy. He said he’d be doing a few card tricks while he was there as well.

After this I met medal winner Sandra McAleavey from Beech Park who was there with her mum Maeve, brother David and Catherine Kavanagh from Ard Easmuinn.

Heading for one of the tables, I then met Harry and Ann Marron from Annaverna who told me they were there to cheer on their daughter Frances who is playing with the ladies team.

Not too far away, I then got talking to Mary and Andrew Lennon from Seafield Lawns who were there with their daughter Nicole who kicks with the U-14s and loves it. They were having a wonderful time at the party.

After this I caught up with my friend Helena Mullins from the Crescent who told me she loves playing with the U-14s and was there to enjoy the night with all her team mates and her parents Tim and Catherine Mullins.

I then headed over for a word with some of the senior team and there I got a word with Claire Riordan from Road 2, team captain Bronagh Malone from Kilcurry, Lynette Dullaghan from Ravensdale who were having a time with Paula Coyle from Bay Estate who assured me she doesn’t play but was certainly enjoying the celebrations with Elaine Downey from Laois and Edel Stokes from Offaly

Also at the mad table were Roisin Farren from Willow Grove, Donna Farrell from Blackrock, Sonja McCabe from Haggardstown, Andrea Lennon from Blackrock, Niamh Curtis from Seafield Lawns and Chucky Murphy from Blackrock who were all really enjoying the celebrations.

Not too far away, I then got talking to Debbie Kelly from Blackrock, Leanne Gallagher from Fatima, Kelly Holland from Mount Avenue, Marie Callan and Charlene Casey both from Fatima, Tracy Shields from Ashling Park and Shakira Breen from Drive 1 who wanted to say a big hello to all her fans.

Beside them I met Laura Brennan from Fatima and Sandra Lynch from Haggardstown who were up for making it a real party to remember.

After this I headed over to have a word with Marie O’Hagan from Albert Place and her friend Emer Mulholland from Ravensdale who told me she was there to lend her support on the night, Sarah Kirk from Bay Estate, Donnla O’Hagan from Ravensdale, Frances Marron from Ravensdale and Ciara Gormley from Point Road who were all looking extremely well and having a mad party with all their footballing friends.

Next I met Lynn Hamill and Janine Pepper both from Ballybarrack who were enjoying all the crack and were ready to make it a great night together with their friends.

Meanwhile over at another table I got talking to John Brennan from Road 2 and Claire Riordan both from Road 2 and I then headed for a group where I found Grace Murphy from Ard Easmuinn, Helen Gray from Avenue Road, Joanna McGuinness from Ashbrook and Lisa Cunnane from Afton Drive who were in real party mode and enjoying the night with all their friends.

Taking a bit of a night off from his duties there was Seamus Bellew from the Dundalk Supporters Club who was chatting to Des Denning, Dundalk FC Chairman and Regina O’Hare who were enjoying the crack.

Next I got talking to Clodagh Mulholland from Blackrock, Aoife Kelly from Kilcurry, Claire Mulholland from Knockbridge and Gemma Fealey from Bellurgan who were out to enjoy the presentation night, no matter what.

After this I got a word with Joanne and her mum Catriona Sharkey from Blackrock who were there with Patsy Kirke from Blackrock and a delighted Noreen Matthews also from Blackrock. The reason for her delight was that her daughter Laura had won the most improved award with the team.

After this I got a word with John and Ann Duffy from Lordship who told me their daughter Ashley plays with the senior team and they were there with John Boyle from York Street to lend their support to the girls.

Finally before I departed, I got talking to a bunch of girls who included Bronagh Prendergast from Castle Road daughter of the infamous Gerry, Aideen Ahern from Blackrock, Doireann Quinn from Meadow Grove, Aoife McCooey and Elaine Trainor both from Blackrock who having a mad time at the party.

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