Paddy Quigg, Player of the Tournament.

Quigg's Consolation

Kilrea lost the final of the Ulster Club Minor Football final to Burren on New Year's Day, at St Paul's Complex in Belfast, but there are crumbs of consolation for their sharpshooter Paddy Quigg. He hit home a total of 4-19 in the four games he played and was named 'Player of the Tournament' by members of the UGAAWA who covered the matches. The award is made in memory of the late Liam Murray, a member of the St Paul's Club who was a noted footballer, hurler and water polo player before dying at a young age.

The presentation to Quigg was made alongside the UGAAWA's December Merit Award presentation to Carrickmore teenage handballer Lorcan McBride at Quinn's Corner. Quigg's award was handed over by St Pauls' chairman Kieran Cooper and Bob Murray, father of the late Liam. Also there was Liam's mother Maureen.
"I greatly appreciate this award but the disappointment of losing the minor final is still there. However, winning this award helps a lot," said Paddy Quigg.

By Tony McGee

St.Paul's chairman,Kieran Cooper (left), and Bob Murray (centre), present Paddy Quigg with the Player of the Ulster MF Tournament Award.

Pictures by Jim Dunne.