Monday 11 December 2017

Mallow Oscars celebrate the cream of the crop

Maria Herlihy

There was a full house for the Mallow and District Sports and Leisure Council awards on Saturday night where men and women from throughout the region were lauded for their talents and 'can-do' attitude.

Olympic hero Rob Heffernan was the guest of honour and the banter flew between him and the excellent MC Kieran McSweeney during their on-stage interview which the 300 plus attendance enjoyed. Mr Heffernan has won a huge number of accolades in race walking at the highest possible level. Roisin Moriarty, vice chairperson of the organising committee, welcomed everyone to their 26th celebration of "all that is good" in the community of Mallow.

The Corkman and Cathal Lombard, solicitor were the sponsors of the awards and AIB sponsored the Youth Sports Nominees. On the night, there was a huge applause for the Community Award Winners which went to the Sean Moylan Residents Association. In addition, the Hall of Fame award went to Sean Ryan. Mr Ryan has undertaken Trojan work in the community and is still highly active in a host of organisations.


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