16 September 2020
By Aisling Walsh
PRO of Seandun Macra
This week was a busy one for Seandún Macra as we had our first meeting of the year. We had a few loose ends to tie up as we hadn’t yet awarded our PRO and club awards from last year. The first two awards we presented were PRO ones which were presented by myself Aisling as PRO of Seandún. I was given the task of awarding PRO of the Year which was a tough one for me. Having won this award myself for the past two years, I wanted to pass it onto someone who put in just as much work as me. I awarded the PRO of the Year award to Kinsale Macra’s Sheila Kelleher as she had been extremely diligent in her attempts to communicate with me all year and really put in the effort to promote her club. I also had to give out the award for PRO book of the Year. This was quite tough also as I was handed 6 amazing books to judge. The standard this year was extremely high and the marks were very tight. This award went to Whitechurch Macra’s Meg O’ Sullivan. It was a very detailed book detailing a brilliant year for Whitechurch Macra and the work they have put in this year also.
Our final awards were awarded by Paul O’Regan. He had the extremely difficult job of presenting an award to Seandún’s Club of the Year. No easy task by any stretch of the imagination. Paul announced Whitechurch Macra as Club of the Year. Well deserved as they have put in tremendous work this year and taken part in nearly all competitions. Our runners up were the ever present Glanmire Macra. Paul was also tasked with awarding the most developed club award. This award went to UCC Macra who have no doubt developed in leaps and bounds since last year by hosting their own women in ag conference, taking part in capers, the ntcs and debating. Well done to everyone who won awards. Well deserved.
One of our clubs who were also keeping active were Carrigaline Macra who went to the National Karting Centre for an afternoon of go karting. A great evening was had by all and the night was rounded off with a meal in Tom Barry’s. The night was a great success.
Don’t forget to keep an eye on our facebook page as we hold our bowling competition on Thursday. Glanmire Macra will also go on their monthly hike. We’re looking forward to a busy year.