As the year of 2020 ended, and as the world was still in the mists of the Covid Pandemic, social gatherings were still banned under Irish Government guidelines. On New Years Eve, our Captain, Martin Hewitt, instead of sending out the usual “New Year’s” best wishes across our social media channels and WhatsApp group, decided to acknowledge the tireless efforts and charitable works that the many among the Ballybrack Seagulls had done across the two challenging years of the Covid Pandemic and carried out virtual Captain’s Award ceremony over WhatsApp on the New Years eve of 2020.
This virtual Awards ceremony proved a huge success and on the back of this the Ballybrack Seagull’s committee, decided to make this Awards ceremony a real in person event as we came out of the Covid Pandemic in 2021.
Now as we are the Ballybrack Seagulls, and we are playing away since 2016, we couldn’t be hosting the new Annual Captain’s Award Ceremony in Ireland, oh no that wouldn’t fit our ethos!
No, we needed to find venue and location that, involved us leaving Ireland and as a gift to ourselves, some where we could enjoy some Winter sunshine.
The venue and location that won of affection, was the Hotel La Barracuda, Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain.
This proved be an ideal location facilitating our large travelling group of Seagull’s, Shegulls and Babygulls with the Baileys international bar Montemar, Torremolinos proving to be a home away from home Club House for the Seagulls.
Young Seagull of the Year
Winner: Tiarnán O’Kelly
Irish Football Supporter of the Year
Winner: George “Skiddely” “The silent Drummer” Downer
Seagull Player of the Year
Winner: Shane “The Boyband” O’Kelly
Management Team of the Year
Winner: Ray “The Gaffer” Downer
Winner: Noel “Nipper” Finn
Seagulls Supporter of the Year
Winner: Alfie O’Kelly
Winner: Grace O’Kelly
Winner: Claire O’Kelly
Winner: Abigael O’Sullivan
Winner: Bobby O’Sullivan
Winner: Lesley O’Sullivan
Winner: Angela Campbell
Winner: Michelle Hewitt
Winner: Katie Hewitt
Seagulls Goal of the Season
Winner: Sean “Yaya” Cummins
Outstanding Contribution to Irish Football
Winner: James “The Bell” 🔔 Finnerty
The Captain’s Choice Award
Winner: Wayne “Trivago” O’Sullivan
Seagulls Designer of the Year
Winner: Mark “Chiropractor” O’Sullivan
Seagull of the Year
Winner: Dean Archibald