The Canon Hayes National Sports Awards Committee (Tipperary) has announced that they are now accepting nominations for the 2011 Awards in the categories of Local Award (West Tipperary), County Award (Tipperary County), National Award and Outstanding Achievement Award. Members of the public along with representatives of clubs or sporting organisations are invited to submit nominations for the Awards. All persons nominated should be over the age of 16 years and the nomination should relate to achievements in the past 12 months.
A brief resume of the nominees sporting achievements should be submitted along with the nomination to: Sports Awards Committee, Canon Hayes Recreation Centre, Avondale Crescent, Tipperary Town, to arrive on or before Wednesday October 19th. All nominations will be considered by the judging panels and a shortlist of nominees will be announced before the end of October. The Awards are open to all sporting disciplines and the committee are looking forward to receiving many nominations for the respective categories. Further details on the Awards are available from the Canon Hayes Sports Centre on 062-52022 or 087-6101628.
Along with the main category Awards there is also a special Volunteer in Sport Award, which is sponsored by the South Tipperary Sports Partnership. The object of this award is to honour an individual who is representative of the body of volunteers that contribute their time and effort, through the structure of sports clubs and organisations, to sport in South Tipperary. Nomination forms are now available from the Canon Hayes Recreation Centre in Tipperary Town or from the South Tipperary Sports Partnership Office in Cashel. Telephone enquiries for Volunteer Award to: 062-64737. As with the other Awards the closing date for receipt of nominations is Wednesday October 19th.
The Canon Hayes Sports Centre is recognised throughout the country as being the best facility of its kind and a role model for community development. Dedicated to the memory of the late Canon John Hayes, Founder of Muintir na Tíre, the Centre has extensive indoor and outdoor facilities which are very much the envy of many towns throughout Ireland. Over the years the centre has expanded and developed to meet the ever changing trends in the sporting and leisure arena, whilst always retaining its ethos of availability to the community on a pay by play basis.
The 2011 Black Tie Awards Banquet will be held at Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort, Ballykisteen, Limerick Junction, Tipperary on Saturday November 26th, 2011.