Skibb rowers honoured at Mayoral reception

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Séamus McGrath hosted the final Mayoral Reception of his term on Thursday June 22nd in the Foyer of County Hall, formally recognising a number of significant achievements from groups and individuals across Cork County.  On the night, the Mayor awarded:

  • Skibbereen Rowers – recent success at the European Championships
  • Leeside AFC Youth Teams (U18) Munster Champions & FAI All Ireland
  • Team Ambassador UCC Glanmire – winning fourth National Cup Title in a row (New record in Irish Basketball)
  • Mayfield Group Celebration Night
  • Coláiste Tresa, Kanturk – Awarded best school in Republic of Ireland in recognition of their numerous student winners various categories in BT Young Scientist 2017 Awards
  • Shauna Murphy – Junior Winner of Specsavers Children’s Story Competition 2016

Speaking at the reception, Mayor McGrath warmly welcomed all to County Hall while acknowledging the incredible accolades achieved across range of people and groups throughout Cork, “I am truly delighted to host such an evening and congratulate each of the recipients, from my own behalf, on behalf of all the members and staff at Cork County Council and from the people of County Cork on these wonderful achievements and on the pride they have bought to their families, communities and county.  They have displayed remarkable dedication to their respective interests and this reception is an acknowledgement of their recent efforts and achievements.”

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey reiterated the sentiments of Mayor McGrath and went on to say, “As a Council we are always striving to support and encourage participation across any form of sport or activity and enable such talent which is clearly evident across tonight’s recipients.”

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Seamus McGrath with silver medallist rower Denise Walsh, Mary Walsh and Tony Walsh. Picture: Martin Walsh.
Rowing champion Mark O’Donovan entertaining the attendance during the Mayoral Reception in Cork County Hall that recognised remarkable achievers across Cork County. Picture: Martin Walsh.
Shauna Murphy, Junior Winner of Specsavers Children’s Story Competition 2016 pictured with her grandfather Cllr. Kevin Murphy at the Mayoral Reception in Cork County Hall that recognised remarkable achievers across Cork County. Picture: Martin Walsh.
Cllr. Joe Carroll, Skibbereen and Mary O’Connor, Lismire and formerly of Kilbrittain at the Mayoral Reception in Cork County Hall that recognised remarkable achievers across Cork County. Picture: Martin Walsh.
Skibbereen rowers Gary and Paul O’Donovan give a lift to Glanmire’s Shauna Murphy, all of whom were honoured at the Mayoral Reception in Cork County Hall that recognised remarkable achievers across Cork County. Picture: Martin Walsh.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Séamus McGrath presents an award to Shauna Murphy, Glanmire – Junior Winner of Specsavers Children’s Story Competition 2016. Also included is Shauna’s grandfather Cllr. Kevin Murphy. The Mayoral Reception in Cork County Hall recognised remarkable achievers across Cork County. Picture: Martin Walsh.
Members of the Skibbereen Rowing Club (left to right) Gary O’Donovan, Paul O’Donovan, Denise Walsh, Dominic Casey, Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan receive their award from the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Seamus McGrath during the Mayoral Reception in Cork County Hall that recognised remarkable achievers across Cork County. Picture: Martin Walsh.

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