Tipperary Community Games Volunteers were recently in the limelight when they had double engagements at awards ceremonies.
One of the highlights of the evening at the Canon Hayes Sports Awards Banquet in Ballykisteen Hotel was Polly Murphy being declared the overall winner of the Volunteer Award Section sponsored by the South Tipperary Sports Partnership.
Polly from Ballydoyle, Rosegreen is Area Secretary of Cashel/Rosegreen Community Games, she was one of seven very worthy nominees who all make a big impact in their communities.
Cashel/Rosegreen area participated in Athletics, Basketball, Chess, Choir, Camogie, Handball, Hurling,Tennis,and Swimming thanks to the motivation of Polly, they were only beaten by one point for the title of best overall area in the county this year.
Polly also plays a leading role in Clonmel Swimming Club and is on several other committees.
Terry Lonergan, Carrick On Suir another of the nominees also gave years of service to Community Games especially in the area of athletics and swimming where Terry, Bobby and their children enjoyed considerable success.
Bill Maher, captain of the Tipperary minor hurling team, was the outright winner of his section of the Canon Hayes County Awards. Bill is a fomer competitor in Athletics and GAA, Proud Mum, Miriam is the current area secretary in Kilsheelan/Kilcash.
The National Area Awards took place in the Shearwater Plaza Hotel in Ballinasloe,
Silvermines area were presented with their award for the best overall area, Seamus Hogan, St Flannan’s won the Adult Volunteer Award while Shane Cooke, Roscrea won the Youth Volunteer Award. Community Games would like to extend their congratulations to everybody who was fortunate enough to be honoured with an award at both of the locations. They are all so well deserved. It is fantastic to see the difference the involvement in sport makes to one’s life