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TESCO Provincial Club Persons of the Year Announced

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association and TESCO will announce the winner of the 2014 TESCO Club Person of the Year at a presentation lunch that will take place in Croke Park tomorrow, Tuesday, at 1pm. The announcement will be made after the presentation of the 4 Provincial TESCO Club person of the Year awards with one of those 4 winners going on to be chosen as the overall winner of the National Award.


The TESCO Club Person of the Year Awards honour the volunteers that work so hard in clubs and communities throughout the country. Club members from right across the country were asked to nominate people who they thought had made an outstanding contribution to their clubs. The volunteers do everything from fundraising to jersey washing to coaching and everthing in between.


The 4 TESCO Club Person of the Year Provincial Award winnerS have been announced as being Mary Fahy from Glenamaddy/Williamstown in Galway who is the Connacht winner, Erin Treanor from Emyvale in Monaghan who won the Ulster Award, Munster’s Club Person of the Year is Aileen Lynch from Castleisland Desmond’s in Kerry and the Leinster winner is Dawn Thynne from Dunsany in Co. Meath.


Dawn Thynne from Dunsany in Meath was selected as the Leinster winner of the TESCO Club Person of the Year following a decade of devotion to her club. Dawn got involved in the sport through her children as she started coaching, went on to do a foundation course and her interest went on from there. Dawn is now involved in every level within the club where she is club secretary as well as a trainer of teams.


The TESCO Munster Club Person of the Year is Aileen Lynch from Castlisland Desmond’s. Aileen is a great character who does literally everything from organising lifts to training and matches to singing Amhrán na bhFian at All Ireland Semi Finals. Aileen, who is a pharmacist by trade, somehow finds time to keep every aspect of the club running smoothly. Ladies Football is an important part of Aileen’s life as well as her children’s as her daughter, Cáit, is an All Star and is the current captain of the Kerry Senior Ladies team.


Emyvale’s Erin Treanor (O’Neill) has been selected as the Ulster TESCO Club Person of the Year. Erin started her involvement with Emyvale as a player where the gained a reputation as a skilfull and committed player. Her commitment to the cause continued after she hung up her boots as she took up coaching positions with the juvenile teams and then in various committee roles including her current position as secretary. Erin is renowned within the club for her fundraising skills and her prowess on social media where her updates on the Emyvale Facebook page have made her a local legend.


Mary Fahy from the Glenamaddy/Wiliamstown club in Galway has been selected as Connacht’s TESCO Club Person of the Year. Mary has an exhaustive list of roles and duties within the club where she is club secretary, county board delegate, coach recruiter, jersey washer and first aider. The club have had unprecedented success in recent years and there can be no doubt that Mary has been instrumental in that success.


Speaking about the awards LGFA president Pat Quill said ‘The TESCO Club Person of the Year awards give recognition to those people that are so important to clubs in the country. They do everything from fundraising to tea making to jersey washing and beyond. So much focus is given to the action on the field but without these people there would not be any matches at all. I would like to thank TESCO who continue to support this award and for their recognition of the importance of volunteers around the country. I would like to congratulate Dawn, Mary, Aileen and Erin all of whom are extremely worthy winners of this award.’

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