CIVIC AWARDS

All-Ireland champs Ardee CS in line for honour

Anthony Durnin's teenagers won the All-Ireland C title in Newbridge

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All-Ireland champs Ardee CS in line for honour

Ardee Community School's senior team have enjoyed a stellar 2017/18. Picture: Conor Bailey

Ardee Community School’s All-Ireland winning GAA team could be in line for a civic award later this year, it has been revealed.

The school could be set to be honoured by the Ardee Municipal District with councillors in the Mid-Louth area being asked to nominate one awardee each ahead of a civic awards bash to be held later in 2018.

Fine Gael councillor Dolores Minogue proposed that Anthony Durnin’s team, who won an All-Ireland ‘C’ title last week, were honoured for their efforts.

Cathaoirleach Liam Reilly suggested the nominees could each be brought forward to the Corporate Policy Group meeting for review and potentially approval.

Independent councillor Jim Tenanty suggested former Ardee Tidy Towns chairman Brendan Matthews be awarded.

Louth County Council cathaoirleach Colm Markey said that the number of nominees should be kept to the minimum to uphold the prestige that comes with the honour.

“The award will hold more value if we’re careful of who we give them to,” Markey told the meeting.
“If you end up giving loads out every year, it will end up devaluing them.”