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Saturday 19 April 2014

Kerry volunteers acknowledged at awards

At the HSE Community Games National Volunteer Awards ceremony were, front from left: Brian Hagan, Andy Keane, Margaret Culloty and Patsy O'Connell. Back, from left: Maura O'Connell, Abbeydorney/Kilflynn, Nelius Collins, Duagh/Lyre, Noreen Collins,...

TWO Kerry people have been acknowledged for their outstanding volunteerism for the Communtiy Games movement at the organisation's national and area volunteer award for 2012.

Kerry were well represented at this special event. Duagh/Lyre were presented with the best developed area when recognised for their participation in several events at county and National level.

Maura O'Connell, Abbeydorney/Kilflynn, attained the youth award for her outstanding endeavours at county and national events and is destined for further accolades as she progresses on the ladder of the HSE Community Games.

Neilus Collins, Duagh/Lyre, was presented with the National Volunteer Award for his outstanding service to county, Munster and national Community Games. Neilus is synonymous as the voice of Kerry Community Games on Radio Kerry and also does tremendous work in his local area - hence the best developed area award - and he also organises many of the county events.

The awards, which took place in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, are a celebration of the excellent work and dedication of volunteers from these area's within the HSE Community Games that have achieved high standards of participation by children in a wide range of sports and cultural activities throughout the year.

The awards celebrate the contributions of volunteer's to the Community Games. Approximately 10,000 people throughout the country dedicate their time to their area,county and at National level.

Meanwhile, Kerry Community Games have organised a coaching course in spikeball for early in 2013. As this is a new event many areas have requested information on the rules and an overview on how the game is played. It is necessary that areas declare their interest in this course in order to facilitate and names should be forwarded to yewtreehouse@live.ie immediately. If areas would like help with any other events contact your area secretary or any county executive member.

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