Local heroes lauded by Cappamore Kilmallock Municipal District

Winners of FAI Schools Junior B Girls National Cup against CBS New Ross on 1st March 2023. The scroll was received by Ms Emma Cuddihy and Lillian Hogan, captain pictured with Elected members of the Cappamore Kilmallock Municipal District. Photo: Don Moloney

A NUMBER of local heroes were bestowed with the highest honour available to the Municipal District of Cappamore Kilmallock last week.

In a special ceremony held at the Deebert House Hotel on December 7, elected members of the municipal district honoured local figures who had made outstanding contributions in their field – from sport to representing the area on the national stage – and help consolidate Cappamore Kilmallock’s place on the cultural map.

Among the list of honourees were the Cólaiste Iósaef Ladies soccer team, 2023 Rose of Tralee Róisín Wiley, and well-known athlete and former Kilmallock mayor PJ ‘Dasher’ Cronin.

Cathaoirleach of the Cappamore Killmallock Municipal District, Cllr Michael Donegan, emphasised the significance of the recognition, saying that the accolade “is the highest honour bestowed by the elected members of the Cappamore Kilmallock Municipal District”.

Mr Cronin was honoured for his lifelong commitment to athletics in Kilmallock, while principal of Scoil Pól, Mike O’Hara, was lauded for his contribution to the community through the school’s expansion and the establishment of a dedicated autism room and unit.

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Kieran Earls of Bruff Pitch and Putt Club was honoured for his achievements in winning both the European Pitch and Putt Championship 2022 and World Pitch and Putt Tour 2023, along with five members of the club on the Limerick Pitch and Putt Club Team who were victorious in the National Pitch and Putt Junior inter-county Challenge Cup.

The 2023 Rose of Tralee, Roisín Wiley, was feted for her positive representation of the area on an international stage. The New York Rose’s parents hail from Kilmallock and Templeglantine and she was represented by her aunts Angela McCarthy and Meg Wiley on the night.

The Cólaiste Iósaef Senior Ladies Soccer Team were also celebrated for their triumph in the FAI schools Junior B Girls National Cup.

The Cathaoirleach extended congratulations to all the recipients on behalf of the municipal district and wished all a joyful Christmas season.