Mayo GAA handball awards night presented by an taoiseach Enda KennyOne of the many groups and clubs I’m involved with is Swinford Handball Club. The Mayo GAA Handball Awards night were held last night in the County Lodge Hotel in Aughagower, just outside Westport. I went along both to support our local club and to take a few photos on the night.

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was there to present the awards to the various handballers from all over Mayo. I usually meet Enda at most Mayo GAA football match’s and have the chat and craic with him. This was my first time however photographing him in an official capacity and I must say he was very obliging and easy-going. He chatted with each award winner and spent time with each making sure everyone got a photo, (much to the annoyance of his security detail, who wanted to rush proceedings!)

Congratulations to Swinford Handball Club members who won Awards on the night. Pauline Gallagher (World Gold), Jennifer Fahey, (Connacht & All Ireland Gold) Kevin Geraghty (World Gold) and Kevin Fahey (All Ireland Gold). It’s a huge achievement for the Swinford club who have, since reforming in 2004, won 53 titles at various grades in handball!

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