Inspiring young people are honoured

November 29th, 2019 10:10 PM

By Southern Star Team

NEWS 8/11/2019 Pictured at the annual West Cork Garda youth awards at the Celtic Ross Hotel Rosscarbery was district award winner Siadbh Redmond from Ballydehob who recieved her award for her work fundraising for the RNLI. Picture Denis Boyle

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THE leading lights among West Cork’s youth were honoured at the the 24th West Cork Garda Youth Awards, in association with SuperValu.

Chief Superintendent Con Cadogan, Divisional Officer for Cork West Division, paid tribute to the winners, saying that it was heartening to see so many young people involving themselves in activities within their local communities.

Inspector Brian Murphy, Chairman of the Organising Committee lauded the achievements of the winners, and commented that not alone are they the leaders of the future, but that they the leaders of today.

A total of 16 awards were presented and they were: overall winners - Sarah Fitzgerald, Kinsale; Katie O’ Callaghan, Bandon; Sheena Sheehan, Macroom; Edel Hayes, Rosscarbery; Andrew O’ Connor, Goleen; Alicia O’Sullivan, Castlehaven.

District winners – Michelle O’ Donovan, Bandon; Siadbh Redmond, Ballydehob; Sophia Kate Leahy, Skibbereen and Fionn Crowley, Macroom. Group award: Foróige Macroom. Special Achievement award – Ciarán Hoey, Innishannon; Elton Sibanda, Millstreet. Community safety award: Virtually Connected, Socially Disconnected, Castletownbere,  Áine Spencer, Darragh O’ Sullivan, Rose Power, Naomi O’ Sullivan, Ben Sullivan.

Outstanding contribution to youth award: Nellie Cotter, Schull; Gearóid Ó h-Éalaithe, Cill na Martra

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