Snow may be on the ground but administrative activities and awards continue to keep the wheel turning in ladies football, writes Damien Donnelly.
Fingers remain firmly crossed on the weather front too as St Endas ladies endeavour to represent Tyrone and Ulster in the Tesco All-Ireland JFC final this Saturday at the fourth time of asking.
Elsewhere in the world of ladies football, Tyrone seniors should know who their management will be for 2011 following a county administrative gathering this week.
Colm Donnelly and Niall Colton stepped down recently but both men can certainly hold their heads up high after a tremendous run to this year’s All-Ireland final, the first time Tyrone had reached the senior showpiece.Things did not go to plan against Dublin but a solid foundation has been laid to build on in the seasons ahead.
Congratulations, meantime, are in order for Carrickmore girl Claire McElroy, currently working as a physiotherapist in New York City where she has also been making her mark in ladies football.Involved in helping the Fermanagh ladies club there to develop, Claire has been awarded 2010 New York Player of The Year honours at a presentation in the city and sealed her third New York All-Star accolade into the bargain. No doubt all her former St Colmcille’s team-mates and her many friends send Claire very well done messages on her success, along with Happy Christmas wishes.