A SPORTING star from Listowel will be the focus of celebration on Friday night next as the town honours her exceptional talents with a special civic reception.
Soccer ace Savannah McCarthy (pictured right) will be joined by family, friends and townspeople as Listowel Town Council honours her with the special ceremony - reserved for those whose great achievements put Listowel people on the map.
That's certainly been the case with Savannah who has captained the Republic of Ireland girls' soccer team twice, at under-15s level earlier this year and at under-17s level in a one-all draw with Denmark recently.
Her proud mentors and club mates from Listowel Celtic will also be in attendace. The civic reception takes place in the council chambers at Aras an Phiarsaigh under Mayor of Listowel Tom Barry and it begins at 6pm this Friday, September 14.