The wonderful achievements of local resident’s associations, businesses and young athletes were all recognised at the annual Community Awards Night held in Manzor’s The Village Inn on Friday October 30th. The winners of this year’s Clane Tidy Towns Best Kept Estates and Best Presented Premises competitions were also revealed.
First up were those young athletes who were awarded medals at the All-Ireland Community Games championships held during the summer. Matthew Walsh-Hussey was recognised for being awarded the silver medal for Under 12 Freestyle Swimming. He was carefully coached by Susan Galbraith, with the help also of Agnes McGuire, and Michelle and Paul McLoughlin.
Clane’s under 12 soccer team also made it all the way to All-Ireland medals – they secured the bronze in their competition. The team consisted of Cormac Bradley, Sean Sheridan, Cian Dowling, Arran Wosser, Christopher Part, Ethan Farrell, David O’Beirne, Mark Gibbons, Eoin Geraghty, Dean Comiskey, Sean Uzamah, Darren Ward, Tom Nolan, Isac Jamirah, John Fitzsimons and Ben Kirwan. They were lead by the hard-working management team of Peter Kirwan, Derek Sheridan and Aaron Kirwan.
Martina Healy, who coordinates all Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games activities, was also recognised on the night for all her hard work through out the year.
Moving on the the Tidy Towns portion of the evening, Chairman of Clane Community Council Des Drumm thanked the Tidy Towns committee for their hard work during the year, and congratulated them on gaining 4 extra points for the village, and retaining the bronze medal, in the national competition.
Chairperson of Clane Tidy Towns Helen O’Flaherty then thanked the many individuals, businesses, community organisations and resident’s associations that had contributed so generously to Clane’s Tidy Towns efforts in 2015.
The evening ended with the announcement of the winners of this years Best Kept Estates and Best Presented Premises competitions generously sponsored by Clane Project Centre. The prizes were presented by chairman of Clane Project Centre Kit Grogan. The winners were:
First Prize: Joint winners Central Park & Churchfield, and Abbey Park
Second Prize: Brooklands
Third Prize: College Wood Manor
Medium Sized Estates:
First Prize: Park View
Second Prize: Capdoo Park
First Prize: Mainham Wood
Second Prize: College Grove
Best Presented Premises:
Bob & Kate’s
A big thanks to all who helped out on the night, and in all the activities throughout the year. Clane Tidy Towns and Clane & Rathcoffey Community Games wish you a well-deserved relaxing few months, and look forward to your continued support in the years ahead.