FAI President Gerry McAnaney the club ‘has proved that it achieves the top standards on and off the field’
Killarney Celtic FC has been awarded the FAI Club Mark One Star Player Development Centre Award, which is the highest award in the Club Mark programme at present.
The award demonstrates that Killarney Celtic FC have achieved excellence in Club Governance and Administration, Child Welfare, Safeguarding and Coach Education, with its Club Player Development Plan, its Club Coaching Structure, and in the way the club engages in FAI Programmes.
Barry McGann, FAI Club Development Programme Coordinator, said that the FAI is “delighted to award Killarney Celtic FC with the FAI Club Mark One Star Player Development Award and we look forward to working closely with the club in the future”.
Killarney Celtic chairperson Tim Jones said the awarding of the One Star to the club is a reward for the work done by so many to ensure they are the best club they can be on and off the field.
“As a club we take our responsibilities very seriously and work hard to ensure we have the best structures in place at all levels. A special thanks must go to Helen Clancy, John and Jane O’Donoghue who took on the responsibility of ensuring we had everything in place that the FAI required for us to be awarded the One Star,” Mr Jones said.
The club was delighted that FAI President Gerry McAnaney took time from his busy schedule to visit the club this week and make the official presentation.
“Killarney Celtic has proved that it achieves the top standards on and off the field. The FAI is very proud of what the club has achieved and you join an elite group who have received the One Star,” the FAI President. “Clubs are about a lot more than just what happens on the field. They make a huge contribution to their community and this doesn’t go unnoticed at the highest level. I am sure that I will be back again in the future presenting Killarney Celtic with further stars as part of the FAI’s Club Mark programme.”