Liam O’Neill, President of the GAA is to be the Guest of Honour at the 15th Annual Roscrea Regional Sports Stars Awards to be held in Racket Hall Hotel on Friday, 15th February.
This year’s Award winners are headed by recipient Jim Kelly from Borris-in-Ossory who enters the Hall of Fame.
The other recipients in the announced 2012 R.C.T.L.C. Roscrea Regional Sports Star Awards are: Athletics: Mary Mulhare from Portlaoise, Badminton – Colaiste Phobal U16 All Ireland team, Camogie: Sheila Sullivan from Birr, Gaelic Football - Inane Rovers, Golf – James Masterson from Coolderry, Handball: Micheal O’Brien from Birr, Hurling: Jack Peters from Kilruane McDonaghs, Paralypic Sport: Garret Culleton from Rosenallis, Rugby – Donnacha Ryan from Nenagh, Soccer – Val Feeney from Roscrea, Tennis – Wilmer Div 1 Team –Birr, Youth Award – PJ Scully from Borris-in-Ossory/Kilcotton. The Special Recognition Award goes to St. Fergal’s College Rathdowney for 75 years of sport. The Special Achievement Award goes to Michael Rosney and Clodagh Jones from Roscrea Golf Club and the Club of the Year Award goes to Kilcormac/Killoughey GAA. This year’s Contribution to Sports is being awarded to Noel Morris from Borrisokane. Photos and profiles of recipients will be published at a later date.
The Awards are being sponsored by Rosderra Meats again this year. The R.C.T.L.C. committee are most grateful to Rosderra for their ongoing commitment to the event especially in the prevailing onerous circumstances that the country finds itself in. RCTLC are also very much indebted to local journalists who form the selection Committee.
This year’s Presentation Dinner promises to be an action packed night full of suspense, excitement and community celebration, with music being provided on the night by Tipp Off. A limited number of tickets are still available for the Gala Awards Presentation Dinner from Marie Tooher or Pat Kennedy at the Community office, Abbey Hall, Roscrea. Phone 0505 23183/23185.