This year saw the introduction of a new trophy, to mark the commitment made by our older players to the club through their involvement in coaching, mini soccer and the Easter and summer camps. Indeed, due to the lack of parents willing to come forward and get involved in these activities – told off again, parents – without our older coaches, we could not run the range of services we currently do! The first winner was the clear choice of the panel and best represents the unsti
Congratulations to our Golden Winners: Golden Boot: Paddy McGeown (under 17) Golden Glove: Jack McCrea (Senior). Well done to both of them. Of course, paddy’s win created a little bit of Aquinas history. Paddy’s brother Conor was a famous Aquinas keeper for many years and he won the very first Golden Glove award back in 2012. Paddy’s win this year means that the McGeowns are the first ... and only .... family in the club to win both Golden awards.
Congratulations, thanks and well done to all our mini soccer and development squad members, under 9s to under 12s for all their hard work and enthusiasm throughout the year. Here they are with their well deserved medals and trophies.
Hearty Aquinas good wishes to Eli Barr, one of our mini soccer players. Within seconds of the picture above having been taken at the Summer Camp, Eli, broke his arm in a simple fall with unfortunate consequences. Eli had to stay in hospital and have an operation to insert pins into his arm. Hopefully, he’s feeling much better now and we look forward to having him back for the new season in September. Think of the good side, though, Eli – at least school had finished for the y
Thanks to all who made the almost ton-up Summer Camp, 99 children on Tuesday, the great success it was. Due to a reluctance of parents to get involved – consider yourselves told off, parents – we rely heavily on our older players who come to help without fail every year – and still look remarkably cheerful on Friday afternoon. Thanks to Conal McGarry and Eoghan Taggart who are not in the photo and to James Mellon, Jack Logue, James Crossey, Daire Mallon, Luke Kilpatrick, Eogh
Well, that’s another one done! We held our annual Summer Camp at the YMCA in the first week in July. It rained a bit on day 1, but no-one under the age of 13 noticed! For the rest of the week, the weather was grand. This year’s was the biggest Summer camp we’ve ever had, with numbers above 90 every day. Indeed, on the Tuesday, we had 99 children there. Thanks to all who took part and to all of our helpers. Thanks, of course, to Neil Donaldson who organised it and did .... wel