Camross Juvenile GAA Club held a most enjoyable presentation and celebration night in the parish hall recently. Members from the U8s to U16s panels were present on the night.
Juvenile chairperson Annette Breen welcomed young and old. She thanked all involved who had helped make the year a great success particularly the parents and mentors.
Special mention went to the U-14 panel and their mentors of Arien Delaney, Alan Cuddy, Tadhg Doran and Thomas Dunphy who won the county championship as well as the Feile competition.
The year began with the Feile win where they defeated Na Fianna in a great contest played in Rathdowney. They went on to represent Laois in Division 2 of the All Ireland Feile where after three tough games advanced from their group to meet St Rynagh’s of Offaly in the semi final. Unfortunately the Offaly boys proved too strong on the day.
Wins over Borris-Kilcotton and The Harps meant they qualified for the championship final where they met Naomh Eamon. After a thrilling game that could have went either way the Camross boys prevailed to win by a single point and completed a great double.
Guests on the night included senior club Chairperson Peader Burke as well as 2013 winning Senior captain Tomas Burke. Tomas, along with the clubs’ Laois stars Zane Keenan, Gearoid Burke and Matthew Collier presented certificates and medals to all Juveniles present. These players have all been successful juveniles in the not too distant past, and Gearoid Burke was in fact the last Feile winning captain six years ago.
The evening concluded with the Juvenile fundraiser raffle. The club would like to thank all those who helped make this a success.
Mentors for the Year were; U-8s and U-10s - Tadhg Doran, Gary Cuddy, Andrew Collier, Matthew Collier, Conor Doran and Aaron Moore; U-12s – Donal Delaney, Sean Gilmore and Aidan Moore; U-14s – Arien Delaney, Alsn Cuddy, Tadhg Doran and Thomas Dunphy; U-16s – Stephen Delaney, Ron Dooley and Ray Ward.