Rebel Og Awards

posted 25 Feb 2020, 12:31 by Newcestown Gaa

On Monday last Newcestown GAA were announced as the Rebel Og monthly sports award winners for February 2020. Having only been crowned the double minor division 1 county champions for 2019 the previous Tuesday night with an extra time winning performance in the county final over Clyda Rovers on a score line of 2-09 to 0-13. Having already bagged the minor hurling county Division 1 championship back in November with a 9 point win over Kanturk. Newcestown u16 hurlers had started the medal haul with a late surge to overcome Killavullen by 0-16 to 1-11 in the division2 County Hurling final.

The award now in its 9th year was presented by Cummins sports in association with the Clayton Hotel Silversprings & media sponsors  Cork’s Red FM & The Echo. This is the second time Newcestonw GAA have won the award having been previous winners in January 2013 when they were also Minor A double county champions

Rebel Og Chairman Michael O’Mahony, Pat Horgan, Cork County Board, Clayton Hotel Sales & Marketing manager Norina O’Callaghan (from Kealkil & who’s mother came from Newcestown) Kevin Cummins of Cummins Sports & Michael Looney deputy County Lord mayor all congratulated Newcestown on winning the award for their wonderful year & wished the young players well in the future having no doubt that they would be worthy players to carry on the rich history of previous generations of Hurlers & footballers in Newcestown.

Donal McCarthy, spoke on behalf of the awards selection committee, complimented Newcestown club on having a great attitude towards their hectic fixtures schedule. He congratulated Newcestown on amassing 15 trophies in 2019 & special mention to the ladies who will play senior camogie for 2020 keeping in line with the men at senior hurling & football

Charlie Wilson spoke on behalf of the award winners thanking the sponsors for the recognition. In response to Mr McCarthy he said with thanks to our juvenile chairman & secretary Jerome Kelleher & Mark Mc Sweeney “we try to be as obliging as possible off the field and as disobliging as possible on the field.

He went on to talk of the club’s roots and what the GAA meant to the community. Stating that a founding member said “when we started nobody knew where Newcestown was but now everyone knows where we are, the GAA club has put us on the map.

Charlie thanked his fellow U16 & Minor selectors, Fionn Keane, Pat Kenneally, Murt Kennelly & Micheal Mc Sweeney for their efforts & commitment throughout the long year, noting that Micheal was a previous winner of this award as a player in 2013.

Charlie praised his players by claiming that prospective employers should look as these young lads, they show all the traits of fantastic employees.  Honesty, loyalty, courage, patience, reliability, bravery and when you ask them to do a job the job gets done.