The Roscrea Regional Sports Stars Awards are to be held in the Racket Hall Hotel this Friday, February 20th.
This year’s Award winners are headed by recipient Liam Spooner from Roscrea who enters the Hall of Fame (see profile opposite).
Len Gaynor, the famous Tipperary left wing-back on its senior hurling team from 1964 to 1974 is to be Guest of Honour.
The other recipients in the announced 2014 R.C.T.L.C. Roscrea Regional Sports Star Awards are: Athletics: Liam Brady - Coolderry, Camogie: Sarah Anne Fitzgerald - Camross, Equestrian: Jamie Carroll - Roscrea, Golf – Clodagh Jones – Roscrea Golf Club, Ladies Football: Tracey Lawlor – Mountmellick, Gaelic Football: Inane Rovers, Hurling: Patrick Maher (Bonner), Paralympics: Eoin Cleare - Shinrone, Rugby – Nenagh Ormond Senior, Soccer: Paul Kirwan - Roscrea, Tennis: Nenagh Lawn Tennis (Midland League – 1st division), Youth Award – Alan Tynan from Roscrea. The Special Recognition Award goes to John Ormond from Clonlisk, Shinrone. Team of the Year goes to Coláiste Phobal – Senior Hurling Team. This year’s Contribution to Sports is being awarded to Brother John Dooley from Nenagh.
There will be a full page spread in next week’s Tipperary Star of the winners and their biographies.
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. RCTLC are also very much indebted to local journalists who form the selection Committee.
The awards dinner starts at 8pm and promises to be a night full of excitement and community celebration, with music being provided on the night by Johnny Keegan. A limited number of tickets are now available from Marie Tooher at the Abbey Hall – Phone 0505 23183.