The Shimna Basketball Stars On High

writes Laurence McAlinden. The evening of outdoor activities organised by Life One Great Adventure and Dr Fun Entertainments culminated with a barbeque, disco and presentation of awards to the athletes. Thanking all who attended Club Manager Daniel Hardy praised the efforts of the athletes, the families and the volunteers who manage and attend the club each week. The club has grown in stature during the past year and was in fact able to field four teams in the recent Inter Club Basketball Tournament held in Antrim. Fielding two teams in both the Junior and Senior sections.

“> Such was the strength and ability of the teams that the senior team regained the Shield after great team displays throughout the day. Congratulations and well done to all who attended. Daniel also thanked the staff and members of Shimna College for the use of their premises during the season; the use of this facility has been of enormous value to the club. Those who received awards on the night were:-
Seniors End of Year Certificates – 2011
Michelle Coyne Most Sporting
Carol Jones Coach’s Player of the Year
Michelle Crawford Show person of the Year
Stacey Cox Most Promising
Carmen Merron Best Dribbler
Larry Swift Best Supporting Player
Peter Watts Player of the Year
Glenn McBride Players’ Player of the Year
David McCrum Best Attacker
Philip Cooke Best Shooter
Noel Wilson Best Defender
Aaron Watt Best Team Player
Donal Corrigan Highest Scorer
Lynn Cloughley Most Improved Player
Liam Hennessy Best Newcomer
Niall Rogan Best Newcomer
Juniors End of Year Certificates – 2011
Amber Jennings Player of the Year
Patrick Trainor Best Effort
Colm Trainor Best Dribbler
Patrick Lynch Most Sporting
Tori Campbell Coach’s Player of the Year
Shannon Kearney Best Attacker
Angel Jennings Best Defender
Odhran Jennings Best Shooter
Jenny Trainor Team Player of the Year
Jamie McKee Players’ Player of the Year
Patrick Hennessy Most Improved Player
CJ Hennessy Manager’s Player of the Year
Niall Burns Best Newcomer
James Greene Best Newcomer
Thanks must also go the patrons of the Anchor Bar, Newcastle who organised a successful quiz night on Thursday past. A total of £257 was raised. Many thanks also to all who participated and to those who donated prizes, a great evenings craic. Congratulations to Laurence who won the “Star Prize”. The club now takes a break for the summer months and will resume in September.]]>