Published in Club News on 2nd December 2013
Over 250 people from Community and Voluntary groups from all around County Galway were honoured at the County Mayors Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 19th November in the Claregalway Hotel. The Awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity around County Galway. Eleven Awards were up for grabs after a public call for nominations was made back in October.
Athenry AC were nominated in the Sports Award & attending on the night were James Lundon & Mick Rice. The award was won by Maree / Oranmore Football Club for their efforts to increase the number of young people taking part in sport. Formed in 2005 it has expanded since to cater for 550 young people with over 70 voluntary coaches. In 2013 they won the Under 12 Connacht Cup, the Under 14 Galway Cup and League and the Under 10 Galway Cup and Shield. The Galway All Ireland 2013 Camogie winner Therese Maher received a great reception as she took to the stage to introduce the award.