GALA Fairydean Rovers held their annual awards night at Netherdale last Saturday.

Club secretary Rob Fairburn hosted the event which started with a video of the season.

Ahead of proceedings club chaplain Tim Hatton was presented with a signed jersey to mark his three years with the side.Border Telegraph: GFR Club Chaplain Tim Hatton with signed shirtGFR Club Chaplain Tim Hatton with signed shirt

Tim said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure. You have been a marvellous group and this has been a great season, cup win and most points. Thank you all so very much.”

Every member of the squad that won the East of Scotland Cup was then presented with a memento before the winners were announced.

Border Telegraph: Ciaran Greene, Ciaren Chalmers and Quinn MitchellCiaran Greene, Ciaren Chalmers and Quinn Mitchell (Image: Thomas Brown)

Ciaren Chalmers won the top scorer award for his 10 goals.

Ciaran Greene won the Players' Young Player of the Year award and received a huge ovation from the spectators.

Quinn Mitchell won the Club’s Young Player of the Year.

And Danny Galbraith picked up both the Players' Player of the Year and the Club’s Player of the Year awards.

Border Telegraph: 22nd April 2023 Galashiels - Gala Fairydean Rovers POTY presentation. Ciaran Chalnmers picked up top goalscorer, Quinn Mitchell was awarded Young POTY, Ciaran Green picked up players young POTY and Danny Galbraith picked up Player of the Year and players

Manager Martin Scott said: ”It’s been an emotional season for the club. I’d like to thank the players who have been a credit to themselves, their families and the club.

“Because we have such a young squad there was a lot of names that came up for the Young Player of the Year so it wasn’t an easy decision so credit to everyone that made it such a close thing.

“This year we decided on Danny Galbraith because the standards he has set since his return to the club has been exceptional and his ability to dig in and when we’ve been up against it he seems to be able to galvanise himself from somewhere.”

Border Telegraph: Danny Galbraith Danny Galbraith

Assistant manager Stevie Craig said: “As I said to the boys in the changing room, if you look at our back four today, Callum Hall right back is 22, Aiden Cassidy is 19, Ciaran Greene is 18 and Quinn Mitchell is 18. And although it’s great to get silverware and beat Rangers and Celtic, that for me is success for us.

“They have all bought into the style and ethos that me Jimmy and Coco want to bring to this club so I’d like to thank the boys. It’s been an absolute pleasure.”

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Galbraith said: “I just want to clarify that it was the Players' Player of the Year and not the 'Old Player of the Year'.

“But genuinely I can’t thank everybody enough. Awards like this are brilliant but I think it the time to reflect and say that I couldn’t do what I have done without my team-mates and coaches.

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“This is a young team and I have demanded a lot from them but this is one of the greatest bunch of boys I have been lucky enough to have been a part of.

“I had a year away last year and sometimes you don’t know how good you have things until you don’t have them anymore.

“I wouldn’t be standing here today if it wasn’t for the environment, the coaching staff and the way we play football benefits me a lot.

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“The Players' Player of the Year is different because it’s voted for by my team-mates and that means a lot.

“It’s such a young squad but I’m going the other way and I don’t need to play but the reason I do is because of how much I love and enjoy it.

“Obviously this club means a lot to me and that day at Rosewell was one of the highlights I have had and I’m just fortunate to be here.”