GCH Awards Night

  • Posted on: 21 January 2018
  • By: Una

We celebrated our Awards Night on Friday 19th January in the Westwood Hotel.  The event was hosted by Club President, Pat O’Dwyer, and over one hundred awards were presented to our  club athletes, coaches and volunteers.  It was a fabulous event and many thanks to all who attended.

Special mention to Brian Bruton, Mags Sheridan, Ger Nally, Una Murphy and Cormac O’Connor who worked hard behind the scenes to make the event happen.

Thanks to our Guest of Honour on the night, Hildegarde Naughton TD.  It was fantastic that she was there to present the Awards to the Fit4Life Leaders and members and to celebrate ten years of Fit4Life and acknowledge the valuable contribution made by Bernie Kelly and all the leaders.

It was also an opportunity to acknowledge the volunteer contribution of the Juvenile and Senior Coaches and the role they have played in assisting our athletes in reaching their potential.

Two very special awards were presented one the night.  One went to Mags Sheridan who was awarded “The Spirit of GCH Award” and the other went to Noeleen Healy who was awarded “Club Person of the Year”.  Both of these ladies put in hundreds of hours work throughout the year, processing memberships, registrations, checking and doubling checking and doing it all without looking for recognition or acknowledgment.  The Club could literally not function without them and we thank them both most sincerely on behalf of all GCH members.

This is the second year we have held the Awards Night and the event itself was the vision of our outgoing Chairman, Vincent Jordan, who saw the benefit of holding a night for all sections of the Club to celebrate our achievements of the year. 

We would like to thank Vincent for his valuable contribution to the Club over the past two years in his role as Chairman and indeed for all he has done over the years in helping develop the Club to where it is today.  We are delighted he will be staying on the Committee for the coming year.

Club member Leonardo Brule was on hand on the night to take photographs and the link to the full set of photograghs is here.


Full list of Awards presented also here.  If anyone needs to have any Certificates reprinted please let contact Una Murphy 087 2258819 and they can be sent on to you. 

Again, thank you all for coming along to a most enjoyable event and we hope there will be plenty more to celebrate at the Awards Night 2018!


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