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Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club presents community service awards

Richard Dunphy (back row centre) winner of Carrick Lions Clubs annual Youth Award with other Youth Award nominees. front row far left Peter McCarthy, honoured for his contribution to swmming and water safety, Lions Club representatives and Mayor of Carrick Kieran Bourke at the Clubs awards ceremony.

Richard Dunphy (back row centre) winner of Carrick Lions Clubs annual Youth Award with other Youth Award nominees. front row far left Peter McCarthy, honoured for his contribution to swmming and water safety, Lions Club representatives and Mayor of Carrick Kieran Bourke at the Clubs awards ceremony.

Two long serving members of Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club were presented with the organisiation’s coveted Melvin Jones Award for their many years of community service at the Club’s annual awards ceremony.

Lions District Governor Liam Lyons presented the award to Pat Murphy and Jack Lalor, both Lions Club members for 36 years. He said it was an extremely prestigious honour that was not given lightly.

Both Jack and Pat served as secretary and president of Carrick Lions Club and as Lions Zone chairmen. Jack was also a Regional Lions Chairman in the 1990s.

Pat Murphy has served as the Club’s Peace Poster contest and Youth Awards officer. In the community, he has transported special needs people to the swimming pool in Clonmel, senior citizens to parties and the theatre and fund-raises for local charities.

Jack Lalor, who is The Nationalist’s long serving Carrick-on-Suir correspondent, has been the Lions Club’s IT officer for many years and is involved in many local organisations.

 

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