PHOTOS: Crotta O’Neills Celebrates And Remembers At Social

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Una, Thomas, Delia and Tom Cronin at the Crotta O’Neills GAA Social at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE first Crotta O’Neills GAA Social since 2009 took place in the Ballyroe Heights last night and it was an occasion to celebrate youth and remember the achievements of the past.

Over 220 of the club faithful sat down for dinner where Club Chairman Paddy Weir did terrific job as MC for the night and kept everything flowing.

Guest of honours the night were County Board Hurling office Ger McCarthy and his wife Liz, Joe Walsh, North Kerry Hurling Board Chairman Joe Walsh, The Crotta 1992 U-21 championship winning hurlers, Manager Maurice Leahy and his wife Carmel, also Waterford Senior Hurling Manager Derek McGrath and his wife Sarah.

Derek presented the victorious Crotta minor hurling panel with their County League Div 1 and County Championship medals.

Derek McGrath (Waterford Senior Hurling Manager) presenting The Crotta Hall of Fame recipient Tom Cronin Snr with the Matt Stack and P J Stack Memorial Trophy at Crotta Hurling Club Social on Saturday night 4th February in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Mike Parker

The Hall of fame award recipient was Tom Cronin, with his son, Tom receiving the Club Person of the Year award.

U-18 Club Hurler of The Year went to Barry Mahony with County Senior Star , Shane Nolan received the Club Senior Player of the Year.

Sonny Egan inducted the Crotta U-21 panel of 1992 and Maurice Leahy (Manager), and were presented with a framed match report from The Kerryman of the game.

Sonny Egan also a sang a victory song he penned after the match. And after that it was down to dancing, thanks to the great music provided by The Real Deal Band followed by a disco. Scroll down for photos (thanks to Mike Parker for additional photos)

Kenneth and Margaret Nolan, Caroline and Fergal Whyte at the Crotta O’Neills GAA Social at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Sheila O’Sullivan presenting The Monty McElligott Memorial Trophy to U-18 Crotta Hurler of The Year Barry Mahony at the Crotta Hurling Club Social on Saturday night in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Mike Parker

Siobhan O’Donoghue, Michelle McKenna, Deirdre and Shane Herbert at the Crotta O’Neills GAA Social at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Waterford Senior Hurling Manager Derek McGrath presenting The Dick Parkinson Memorial Trophy to The Crotta Senior Hurler of The Year, Shane Nolan, also in the photo is Paddy Weir Crotta Hurling Club Chairman. Photo by Mike Parker

Sandra and Padraig Cronin, Neil and Noelle Heaton at the Crotta O’Neills GAA Social at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Helen and Ronan Falvey and Clodagh O’Loughlin at the Crotta O’Neills GAA Social at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Jerome, Sheila, Amy, Amy, Tommy and Adam O’Sullivan and Charlotte Browne at the Crotta O’Neills GAA Social at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Waterford Senior Hurling Manager Derek McGrath presenting The Sam Hilliard Memorial Trophy to The Club Person of the Year Tom Cronin Jnr, at The Crotta Hurling club Social in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Mike Parker

Sorcha, Noreen, Grainne and Philip Twomey and Gavin O’Donnell at the Crotta O’Neills GAA Social at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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