Balbriggan Town Awards 2015

December 2, 2015 0

The newly formed Balbriggan Community Liaison Committee hosted the Balbriggan Town Awards on Tuesday 1st December in the Bracken Court Hotel.  The Town Awards which were traditionally hosted by Balbriggan Town Council have been a great success over the years and have had  the support of the wider community.

balbriggan_town_awardsThe Balbriggan Community Liaison Committee comprises local community and business representative groups working together with elected members of the Balbriggan area supported by Fingal County Council to provide a forum where local issues are regularly raised and reviewed.

The Balbriggan Town Awards provide an ideal opportunity for the community in Balbriggan to nominate people who deserve recognition of their achievements in the areas of Community, Business, Sport, Art and Culture.

The Awards are aimed at recognising people who have represented the community on a local, national or international scale, people who provide support to others on a voluntary basis, charitable works, artistic or sporting achievement or business success.

LIST OF AWARD WINNERS

ART & CULTURE

  • 1st    “Little Bros” Balbriggan Youth Service (Anti Graffiti Art Project)
  • 2nd   Holly Keogh, Eibhlinn Mallon & Lubna Arzal (Winners of a joint collaboration between the Historical Society and Loreto Convent.
  • 3rd   St Teresa’s Primary School (Design and protection of Christmas Cards)

Special recognition award – Liam McGrath (award winning director and Producer)

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

  • Home – North County Outreach
  • Abroad – Ann Reilly

TOWN IMPROVEMENTS

  • Best Retail Premises – Mc Faddens
  • Best Commercial Premises – Tecrete
  • Best Presented School – St Peter & Paul’s National School
  • Best Estate Entrance – Fancourt Heights
  • Best Public/Community Building – St Peter & Pauls Church

CERTIFICATES OF MERIT – ANNIVERSARIES

  • Balbriggan Rugby Club – 90th Year Anniversary
  • Meals on Wheels – 40th Year Anniversary
  • Glebe North – 70th year Anniversary
  • Bracken Boxing Club – 30thyear Anniversary
  • Irish Guide Dog – 30th year Anniversary

SPORTS

Sports Achievement Award:

Bracken Boxing Club:

  • Chloe Gray
  • Niamh Fay
  • Jessica Bissett
  • Dennis Gifford

Team of the Year:     

  • O’Dwyers Girls under 14

Junior Sports Person:   

  • Jordon Doherty

FRANNY HOGAN AWARD

  • Winner Jamie Grassi

Sports Person of the year Awards:

  • Runner Up:  Keith Fanning
  • Winner:  Mick Traynor (the running postman)

SPORTS CERTIFICATES OF MERIT

  • Roberto Bonello
  • Balbriggans Ladies Football Team
  • Adrian Harford & Quentin Kelly

COMMUNITY:

  • Community Group of the Year:  Meals on Wheels
  • Special Recognition award : Balbriggan Road Runners (Paul Bissett& Colleen Mc Kenzie)

COMMUNITY CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION:

  • David Brangan
  • Men’s Shed
  • Remember Us
  • Little Bros Youth Committee – Balbriggan Youth Service

BALBRIGGAN LIAISON COMMITTEE AWARD

  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns (Adopt a Patch volunteers)

STEPHEN SCARFF AWARD: POSTUMOUS AWARD

  • Gertie Shield