Renwick Football Dinner 2010

30 Apr

With SkySports declining the chance to broadcast the 2010 Renwick Football Dinner in favour of showing a far less illustrious and important shindig, you’ll have to make do with a run-of-the-mill blog post for coverage of the one of the showpiece events on the sporting calendar.

The great and the good and the Ben of Renwick FC descended on Barnaby’s on Monday night to celebrate the end of another moderately successful season. Some girls were also allowed to come, although many seemed to be labouring under the illusion that the evening was about them. After a dinner which was, much like Renwick FC’s season, very good in places but found wanting at vital moments (ie no gravy refills), and after the daylight robbery that was the Jonny McCollum Cup was revisited, the main business of the evening commenced. Awards were to be, erm, awarded for Fan of the Year, Hard Man, Goal of the Season, being Ben, One-game Wonder, Top Scorer, Most Improved Player, Young Player of the Season, and of course Player of the Season. The awards were presented by former Renwick icon and current STS luminary Jonny McCollum.

Fan of the Year – Heather McMullan

Hard Man of Year – Andy Lynch

His stock has certainly risen this season.

Goal of the Season – Pete Loughridge v Bar Staff???

Being Ben (ie Roy Keane award for being keen) – Ben Hanna (although Mark and James ran him close)

One-game Wonder – Joel Loughridge


Golden Boot – Mark McCavery


Most Improved Player – James McCullough

Young Player of the Season – Naked Rob


Player of the Season – Mr. Skills

In an ironic and cruel twist, runner-up Andy Lynch was asked to collect the reward on behalf of his absent compatriot. Far be it from me to cast aspersions on the Hard Man’s decency, but one suspects the award may not have made it further than the Lynch family mantlepiece.

Once the important stuff was done and dusted, Emmaline provided us with a mini Biddy Biddy Up Up, which was followed by the inevitable tedium of the obligatory photo-taking. Finally, James McCullough rounded off the evening nicely with an epilogue from Psalm 118. All in all, credit must go to Andy Mo for putting together what was a good night’s craic, and a fitting end to the season. Also, he must be lauded for “taking on the mantlepiece” of manager this season and putting in a lot of hard work over the last 7 months. Big shoes to fill.

More photos:

Being MC is always hard.

Renwick residents

Gavin Unable-to-recreate-his-performance-from-Google-Streetview-well

Judging by the look on Kathryn’s face, Gavin must have a new phone…

Thanks to Ali G and whoever else I nicked photos off.


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4 Responses to “Renwick Football Dinner 2010”

  1. James May 1, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    Definitely the best report on the 2010 Renwick Football Awards Dinner I have ever read! Good work Cromie, I especially love the sympathy you have for the difficulties of being MC! :) I second your congratulations to Andy in his season as manager.

  2. Robert May 1, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Dave Smith knows how hard it is

  3. skills May 5, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    Just wanted to say thanks lads, was a pleasure playin this year, sorry i couldn’t make it to the dinner but i did recieve the award,lol, thanks again

  4. Peter May 26, 2010 at 10:49 pm #

    Was it on this site or at the dinner that the promise was made to make the Jonny McCollum Cup footage available?!!

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