Ulster Ladies Gaelic officers and delegates came together on Sunday night past to celebrate the season gone by and to recognise the outstanding contribution of one club volunteer through their Volunteer of the Year award.
Following dinner Ulster President Joe Lagan thanked all the officers and delegates of Ulster Council for their support and hard work throughout the year and encouraged them to continue their good work into 2014. It was then the time for the Volunteer of the Year to be introduced.
Patsy McCrory from the Badoney Ladies club in Co Tyrone was described as a “Jack of all trades” as his role within his club from it’s inception has been such a varied one; from bus driver to jersey washer, from pitch liner to coach, Patsy has done it all. Before being presented with his award Fr Forbes, the parish priest of Rouskey parish where Patsy resides, also gave a glowing report of all Patsy does for the parish and spoke of his dedication to the club and parish alike. It was a very special night for Patsy, his family and his club mates and one that was very well deserved.
Patsy is pictured receiving his award from the Ulster President Joe Lagan. He was joined on the night by his wife Kathleen, his daughter Margaret, Fr Forbes, Catherine McDonald (Vice Chair of Badoney), Oonagh Keenan (player and committee member) and Ann McCullagh (club treasurer)