Roger Casements Dani Mc Fadden wins GAA person of the year 2018
At the end of 2018, our very own Danielle Mc Fadden was awarded Toronto GAA Person of the Year. Mostly known as Dani, she arrived to Toronto in 2010 from Donegal which she is extremely proud of.
Dani got involved with GAA and Roger Casements in 2012 when her twin sister Natalie was approached by one of of our long standing members Eugene Kenny, who persuaded them to come and played Dani hasn't looked back since.
Dani became the driving force for the team and is heavily involved in every aspect of the club and GAA in Toronto, from recruitment, registration, training and refereeing other team matches and is now Roger Casements chairperson.
Dani too a summer off from gaelic in 2105 to be and athletic soccer coacher children with intellectual disabilities with she absolutely loved. Soccer is another sport Dani excels at and is still heavily involved in. She rejoined Casements after and got started right back where she left, encouraging every girl she met to play GAA and with Roger Casements while making sure they had accommodation and work.
Dani also became involved with Toronto Camogie Club in 2018 and in her element she won rookie of the year. She has many awards on her dresser, winning Toronto junior ladies gaelic footballer of the year 2016, Ladies GAA All Star in 2014, along with club honours such as players player 2016 and 2018 and 2016 year of the year.
Dani is not only the captain but is a rock for her teammates too. When she catches wind of any one and their loved ones experiencing hardship
she goes above and beyond to support in anyway possible. She has the biggest heart, gives everything 100% on and off the pitch and is a complete force to be reckoned with. Dani is an inspiration to her family, friends and her teammates. This award couldn't have gone to a more deserving person. Dani has recently received her Canadian citizenship which means we will be seeing a lot more of her and we can't wait.
Leeanne Bennett Eulogy
Chairperson : Dani McFadden
Vice Chairperson: Fiona Blake
Secretary: Sinead Breen
Registrar: Aine Kelly
Treasurer: Dermot Mc Menanim
PRO: Orla Ruane
Development Office: Dani Mc Fadden
Youth Officer: Orla Ruane
Also on the committee: Annemarie Mc Sorely, Eugene..... and Sarah Creedon