Alan Aherne Author of ‘Look Small .. Pull Big’ receives the Special Project Award at Camogie Association Media Awards,presented by Camogie President Aileen Lawlor
On Friday night, 1st March, which was a very special night for our Club, held in the Cusack Suite, Croke Park. We are one of the first camogie clubs in the country to publish a history book, and there has been widespread acclaim for the 400 page publication in its traditional catchment area of Castlebridge Screen and Curracloe.
The night began with the Presentation of Awards, introduced by Claire Egan, followed by a speech from Joanne Cantwell RTE, Master of Ceremonies. President of camogie Aileen Lawlor spoke and congratulated all the winners. The RTE Mick Dunne Memorial Awards were also presented on the night. Dinner was then served, followed by a few words from Miriam O’Callaghan, a member of the judging panel to complete the night.
Alan was accompanied on the night by book committee John Furlong, Peggie Kelly, Mary and Therese Sheil, unfortunately Kate Kelly and Eileen O’Leary (book committee) could not attend due to prior engagements. Club committee members Sinead Kelly (Secretary), Mairead Potter (Treasurer), Patricia Fielding (PRO), Mick Lanigan (outgoing Chairman, who has been replaced by Alan Aherne), and Aine Donohoe were also in attendence.
Wexford has a great record in the camogie media awards since they commenced seven years ago. Alan Aherne who the Club are so proud to have as Chairman this year, previously won two for his book, ‘Camogie Queens’, on the County’s All Ireland triumph in 2007, as well as for ‘The People’ newspaper’s coverage of that memorable campaign.
To obtain a copy of this latest award winning book, retailing at €25, ‘Look small … Pull Big’ is on sale in the local shops in Castlebridge, Screen and Curracloe or direct from Author Alan Aherne (087) 9217766.