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Mayfield Awards For Mary & Niall.

posted 9 May 2015, 13:15 by Tom Myers   [ updated 9 May 2015, 13:46 ]
The Mayfield Community Volunteer Awards 2015 have recognised and rewarded Mary O Sullivan and Niall McLochlainn of Brian Dillons Camogie Club and everyone at the Club are delighted for you both. The commitment and effort you have put in for so many years is exceptional and it's because of you that Dillons Camogie is going from strenght to strenght. There were 15 nominations from right across Mayfield in all different aspects of volunteering and the amount of work being done is truly phenominal.
Niall McLochlainn was number 7 on the list of citations which read as follows;
Niall started his apprenticeship by collecting sliothars, bringing out water, finding hurleys etc and learnt how to hold a hurley correctly himself so he could then see when someone was switching hands and be able to correct it. Niall was treasurer for ten years and was also secretary of the club for a year, he helped out voluntarily with the Cork County Camogie Board but Niall prefers club coaching up to U8 because it is more fun.
Niall, all your U8's past and present and their parents hold you in very high esteem and may your work at the Tank continue for many many years to come.
Mary O Sullivan was number 12 on the list of citations which read as follows;
Mary started out as a competitor in Community Games back in 1976 when she was involved in athletics, volleyball, and basketball in 1977. From 1978 Mary became involved in the committee and in 1979 she became secretary and held numerous other positions. She was involved with Mayfield Community Association since 1977 when she only 16 years old. In later years Mary has been the drving force behind Cork Camogie and in particular Brian Dillons Camogie Club where she held the position of Chairperson.
Mary, once again all the players, parents and supporters of the Club think the world of you and hopefully you will have many more years of involvement in the Club. 
Six overall awards winners were picked from the 15 and to rapturous applause Mary won one. A very prestigous award for Mary and Brian Dillons Camogie Club are thrilled to be associated with it. There was strong competition but Mary's award is well deserved.
The awards were presented by Chief Superintendent Mick Finn, Jim Donovan Cork City Council and Maurice Gubbins Editor Evening Echo. The sponors were Ken Murray Supervalue Mayfield and Irwins Pharmacy Mayfield. The M.C for the night was Ger Canning of RTE Sport and the Hall of Fame award went to Irish Rugby Legend Donal Lenihan. It was nice to hear Donal speak of growing up in Cahergal and playing as a young lad for Brian Dillons. In fact Mary O Sullivan coached his sister in camogie as a kid.
It was a proud night for Mary, Niall and their families. Also present were Secretary Mary Walsh, committe members Mary Connolly and Margaret O' Sullivan, the PRO and members of Cork Camogie Board.