Playwright Marie Jones had outstanding success with her drama A Night in November and now another Belfast belle has had outstanding success with her Month in November.


Antrim and Rossa camogie star Jane Adams had a 30-day glory trail during which she captained her club team to success in the All-Ireland senior championship semi-final and final, as well as, collecting four personal awards.


On November 1, she rifled home two goals and 11 points against Ballyboden St Enda’s in the All-Ireland semi-final, at Casement Park, and a few hours later won the 2008 Camogie Award at the Ulster GAA Writers’ annual banquet, in Monaghan.


The following weekend, the Belfast business woman and part-time student, collected the Antrim Camogie Player of the Year award. Next step was the well-merited and somewhat delayed Camogie Allstar honour and then it was the All-Ireland final.


In captaining Rossa to the first victory for an Ulster club team, Jane rattled home 2-9 in her teams 2-15 to 1-12 victory over Drom-and-Inch (Tipperary), at Ashbourne. Not only did she collect the Bill O’Carroll Cup as winning captain, she also collected the Player of the Final award.


Not surprisingly, JANE ADAMS adds another honour to her list for the month as she wins our Ulster GAA Writers’ Tennent’s Merit Award for November to polish off the dramatic month. This is her third monthly award as she was also the winner for April 2006 and September 2007.


“I don’t think that I will ever have a month like November again. It would be well nigh impossible to do that I’m really thrilled at getting the Merit Award on top of everything else. It surely tops off the month in brilliant fashion for me,” enthused Jane.


For her latest honour she beat off the challenge of rejuvenated Crossmaglen stalwart Francie Bellew who shone in the AIB Ulster Football Championship and Emyvale football star Ciara McAnespie who was super in her club’s trip to and in the All-Ireland final. Others who get special mention are Down’s football lady Allstar Michella Downey and the Trillick team which won the Ulster Intermediate football title.


The presentation was made at a function in the Glenowen Inn, Belfast,  on December 10 by Joe McGrane, Regional Accounts Manager, InBev Ireland. Jane received a Tennent’s Ireland Sports Voucher, an engraved Belleek China vase, jewellery from Garret Mallon, Omeath, and training gear from O’Neill’s International Sports.

TENNENT’S/UGAAWA MERIT AWARD FOR NOVEMBER 2008-12-05