Pat Allen Day 2017   14/06/2017

Record crowds turned out for another brilliant Pat Allen Day on 3 June. 

Player of the Year and Most Improved Player Awards were presented for each of our 33 Underage teams and each management team was presented with a small award in recognition of the fantastic and selfless work that they put in on a voluntary basis.

Danny Kelly (U13 United) received the Boys Golden Boot award from Chairperson Willie Walsh and coach Dave Moore, Danny's tally of 28 goals enough to wrestle the trophy from last year's winner Mark O'Mahony who posted 26 goals this term. The girls Golden Boot was shared between the prodigious Rachael O'Regan and serial Golden Boot winner Eva Mangan who tied on 16 goals each.

There were several contenders for the Daniel Crowley Memorial Award. In the end it was impossible to look beyond U12 United net-minder Ryan Delaney who made fantastic strides in his first year in schoolboys football. 

Introducing the prestigious Pat Allen Award - presented each year to an U16 player in recognition of his/her contribution over the course of their schoolboy/girl career with CUAFC - Paudie O'Brien spoke eloquently of the contribution made by Pat Allen to the club and the continuing influence of his values. The Allen family came on stage to present the award to 2016-17 winner, Kate O'Brien, a totemic figure in a hugely successful girls team and a wonderful ambassador for our club. 

A presentation was also made to CUAFC alumni Aaron Drinan, Alec Byrne, and James McSweeney in recognition of their international exploits in the past 12 months.

A full list of award winners can be found here  Carrigaline Award Winners 2016-17.pdf

Additional photos - courtesy of John Cotter - are available to view on our Facebook page "Carrigaline United Soccer Club"

A big thank you to Hugh Shields for providing the stage, to our BBQ Chefs Rosarie O'Leary, Carol Sexton, Carol Crotty, Rhonda O'Flaherty, Mairead Hayes, Colette D'Arcy, and Ken Dennehy who prepared 580 burgers, and to Marie Farrissey and Lynda O'Leary who served up ice-cream and helped to raise €600 for Down Syndrome Ireland. 

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