The much anticipated Killeavy 125 Gala Ball lived up to all the hype and expectation on Saturday night. A huge crowd of well over 500 Killeavy Gaels crammed into Laceys function rooms, along with a host of dignitaries including Uachtaran Cummann Luthchleas Gael Christy Cooney, Mr Pat Quill, Uachtarán Cumann Peil Gael na mBan, and hurling legend Babs Keating.
Everyone looked superb in their Black Tie outfits and evening dresses, as Killeavy assembled at the Carrickdale for a celebration of the past, present and future of our great club.
After a magnificent meal, speakers included the ever-funny Benny Tierney, chairman Michael O’Neill, County chairman Paul Duggan, Babs Keating and GAA president Christy Cooney.
All speakers paid glowing tribute to Killeavys efforts to put together such a great event. When the speeches were over, the dancing and celebrations went on well into the night!
Prize winners on the evening included
Senior Footballer of the Year: Paul Watters
Seconds Footballer of The Year: Darren Bennett
Minor Footballer : Sean Kiernan
Ladies Football: Aileen Matthews
Hurler of the Year: Eddie Fearon
ClubPerson of the Year: Margaret Matthews
Special award winners
Frances Quinn received a special award to commemorate her role as captain of the All-Ireland winning Armagh Ladies Minor Footballers.
Stevie McDonnell received an award to celebrate his spectacular performances for Ireland in the International Rules Series, as he topscored again.
A Big thank you to all who attended our Gala Ball on Saturday night. Special thanks must go out to Margaret Matthews, and her organising committee, as the attention to detail on the night, was magnificent.
Austin O’Callaghan also deserves great credit for his MIC skills, and organising the recording and superb video presentations throughout the evening. I will compile all the links to the visual presentations on this page.
Killeavy’s club photograph, comprising of 473 playing and non‐playing members of the club and is a remarkable souvenir for the club and a fitting tribute to those who founded our club 125 years ago. The photo was unveiled on Saturday evening, and copies can be purchased from local photographer Andrew Mackin.