Roscrea People of the Year Awards
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Congratulations to all the recipients. The 28th Awards’ evening was sponsored by Bernie’s SuperValu with associate sponsorship from Roscrea Heritage Society, Rocktop Asset Management Ltd and Roscrea Credit Union.
The programme of events for the night included music from Roscrea Junior Comhaltas, an illustrated presentation entitled “Roscrea Past & Present” by George Cunningham, book presentations to Scoil Chrónáin Naofa, Dromakeenan to complete the 2014 project, to St Anne’s Special school and to Roscrea Public Library and St Cronan’s Services.
The presentation of the awards then take place. The recipients included, Derek Russell, founder of Roscrea Stands Up, Fr Tom Corbett, PP emeritus, for fifty years of service to God and his fellow citizens, Kennedy Park celebrating fifty years of community living, Roscrea Men’s Shed , Roscrea Heritage Award: the website of roscreathroughtheages.org., Roscrea Young Person of the Year: Clíona Nic Dhomhnaill, Gaelscoil an tSlí Dála a fuair an chéad áit n Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann sna Foinn Malla ar an feadóg stáin faoi 12, Roscrea Neighbour of the Year: Jenny Keeshan, Kennedy Park.
Citations were presented to All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Champions, Ladies Céili Dance 15-18, CCÉ Ros Cré, Inane Rovers , county junior champions for first time in fifty-three years and Coláiste Phobal Hurling Team, All- Ireland Champions.
Roscrea’s Young person of the Year Cliona NIc Dhomhnaill hugs George Cunningham after he presented her with a box of children’s books. Des Walsh RHS looks on.
Joe Moloughney watched what unfolded:
‘George had just presented this hugely talented girl with a box of books along with her People of the Year Award....you could see her smile rising and then she just turned and threw her arms around him.....A moment that really caught the whole spirit of the night...very special’
Joe Coughlan receives the Roscrea Heritage Award from RHS chairman Des Walsh. Along with the beautiful cert Joe received a unique 2 volume specially bound complete set of the Booklets of the year. 1987-2014
Congratulations to Jenny from St Anne’s: Bernie and Margaret Sheedy, with Jim McMahon.
t the rear, George Cunningham, Jenny Keeshan, Brian Colclough, Sean Hogan
Jenny Keeshan, Roscrea Good Neighbour of Year, with her husband Tom, and with her daughter Elaine proudly holding Jenny’s certificate.
Sponsors- Having a Good Laugh
Des Walsh Roscrea Heritage, Brian Colclough Super Value Sean Hogan Roscrea Cridit Union
Kennedy Park Residents with their award:
(l/r) Liz Hogan, Pauline Simmons, Sharon Whelan, Marie Morgan, Joachim Feehan, Shane Lee and Stephen Simmons
Main sponsor Brian Colclough with the Ros cré CCÉ all –Ireland dance champions, 15-18 and their dancing teacher, Ciara Callanan Ryan on the left.
Two worthy recipients: Derek Russell and Fr Tom Corbett, seen here with their supporters all members of Roscrea Stands Up
The McDonalds: Eamonn, LIL, Cliona, Eabha, Paula and Francis