Longford achievers honoured at Civic Reception

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Civic Reception in Longford

A Civic Reception was held at Longford Co Council HQ last Friday night to honour a number of local people who have excelled in their chosen field.

A Civic Reception was held at Longford Co Council HQ last Friday night to honour a number of local people who have excelled in their chosen field.

“Tonight's Civic Reception allows us to convey to those people the value that our community places in their achievements and allows us to hold them up as positive role models in our local community,” said Cathaoirleach Martin Mulleady.


“They are an inspiration to all their peers.


Longford’s Rose of Tralee Laura Ward was also among the honourees on the night.


“In addition we are honouring another young person who has worn the county colours with pride as our Rose of Tralee representative,” the Cathaoirleach continued.
“She has quietly, but very efficiently, made her mark as a positive Ambassador for Longford.”


Meanwhile, recipients on the night included Longford Rugby Club - Division 2A Leinster League Winners: Michael Bannon, Cillian Bartley, Eoin Bartley, Aaron Beirne, Alan Campbell, Highbie Connolly, Lorcan Connolly, Paddy Donnelly, James Duffy, Derek farrell, Neil Farrell, Declan Flynn, Justin Forde, Paul Gallogly, David Geelan, John Geelan, Colm Glynn, Aaron Hughes, Cormac Hughes, Ronan Keith, Ciaran Kennedy, Captain; Peter Kirk, George McDermott, Ruan McDonnell, Finbarr McGowan, Joe McGowan, Daniel McHugh, Benny McManus, Karl Murray, Dylan Quinn, Kevin Rodgers, Shane Rodgers and Barry Stewart; Longford Rose of Tralee, Laura Ward; Cian McPhillips, Longford Athletic Club - won the Connaught Indoor 800m and 1500m Indoor Championships in 2017 as well as scooping up numerous other accolades along the way; Longford Pony Club, Senior Show Jumping Team that represented the Club in the Mackey Open Team Show Jumping Championship at the Irish National Championships - Aisling McGreal, Ballinalee riding Rincoola Holly Berry; Rebecca Lyons, Melview riding Castlerea Draoi; Edel Whyte, Legan riding Abel Star, and Rebecca Yorke, Ardagh riding La Vie Hof Ter Zeedycke.


“These young people are an example to us all and we wish them every success in their futures,” Cllr Mulleady concluded.

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