By Dan Walsh
Ten nominees from across the district whose names were submitted by the elected members of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council were honoured at the Civic Awards Night held in the Seamus Rafter Suite at Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy tonight (Thursday).
Cathaoirleach Cllr Cathal Byrne said a Civic Reception is the highest honour the District Council can bestow on an individual or group and tonight’s event covers 2018-2021 and honoured achievers at All-Ireland, European and world standard. “They have done the town and district proud, and it is an honour to present these awards,” concluded Cllr Byrne.
The full list of recipients is as follows; Tom Murphy, winner of a Gold Medal at the Republic of Ireland under 15 57kg boxing tournament in Russia.
Michael Bowler, winner of a Decathalon Silver Medal at the 2029 European Championships.
Hope & Dreams represented by John Roche, Chairperson, Michael Jordan, Secretary and Ms Cuniffee who celebrated the 10th anniversary in 2021.
Adam O’Neill, winner of a Gold Medal at the European Kick Boxing Championships in 2019, and Alex O’Neill, winner of a Silver Medal at the European Kick Boxing Championships in 2019.
Robyn Butler was World Kick Boxing Champion 2020 at 60kgs.
Slaney Search & Rescue were honoured on its 25th anniversary and were represented at the function by Margaret Kavanagh-Casey, Pat Casey and John Byrne.
Michelle O’Neill was honoured for her success in refereeing the Women’s World Cup in 2019 and at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Caoimhe Kinsella was nominated by Cllr Aidan Browne on becoming All-Ireland and European Boxing Champion 2019 and winning the Girl 6 Irish championship.
Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy nominated the FCJ Sisters in Bunclody for their contribution to the community and education.
Anne Gilshinan for athletics achievements at national, European and world competitions in 2020 and 2021.