Vhi Healthcare Provincial Club Person of the Year Winners Announced

Vhi Healthcare Provincial Club Person of the Year Winners Announced

The four Vhi Healthcare Provincial Club Person of the Year winners have been announced by Cuman Peil Gael na mBan. The Vhi Healthcare Club Person of the Year Awards is an initiative which recognizes the extraordinary efforts of the unsung heroes of the ladies football club scene.

In this the second year of the Vhi sponsored awards scheme provincial winners have been introduced due to the phenomenal number of entries from across the length and breadth of the country.

The four provincial winners are Geraldine Heverin (Connacht), Sue Lilis (Leinster), Liz O’Sullivan (Munster) and Niamh Kindlon (Ulster). The overall Vhi Healthcare Club Person of the Year will be announced at a ceremony in Croke Park on Monday 8th December.

Geraldine Heverin of the Kilkerrin/Clonberne club in Galway could follow in the footsteps of fellow tribeswoman Mary Conlon from the Claregalway club who won the inaugural award last year. Heverin was a founding member of the Kilkerrin club and has acted as PRO and Treasurer over the years. She plays a management role for a number of underage teams and is heavily involved in the clubs fundraising activities.

The Leinster winner Sue Lillis hails from the Clontarf GAA Club in north Dublin. Lillis came to the game late but has left her mark on the capital’s northside of the city. She has played a major role both on and off the pitch and has been instrumental in growing the game in Clontarf ensuring it has the third largest player base in Dublin. An active club and county board delegate Lillis founded an all-girl nursery programme and actively coached the next generation of players from the meadow with the bull.

Liz O’Sullivan takes the Munster award for her outstanding work with the Athea club in Limerick. O’Sullivan has acted as Secretary to the Athea club since its re-establishment in the late 1980’s. During that time she has been responsible for driving the success of the club and Athea is now one of the most successful clubs in Limerick.

Monaghan football star Niamh Kindlon wins the Ulster award for her work with the Magheracloone Ladies club. Kindlon is well known for her actions on the field but off it she has acted as the club’s PRO, Treasurer and Secretary as well as playing a starring role for the club at all age grades. This year she managed the club’s involvement in Feile as well as leading the county side to an All Ireland final.

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