The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr John Paul O’ Shea hosted a Mayoral Reception on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in honour of a number of Cork people who have received substantial accolades recently.
The Mayor honoured the following:-
- Lily De La Cour – Bantry – Winner of the Senior World Kickboxing Championships 50kg category
- Colaiste Treasa – Kanturk – U19 All Ireland Basketball Champions
- Colaiste Treasa – kanturk – U16 Boys and Girls All Ireland Badminton Champions
- Connor Ellis – Kealkill – Announced as FAI Schools International Player of the Year
- John Twomey – Ballinhassig – Qualifying for the 2016 Paraympics Games in Sailing
- Conor Hyde – Hyde Irish Whiskey, brewed in Skibbereen and recent winner of the best Single Malt Irish Whiskey in the world
The Mayoral Reception was a wonderful evening celebrating people who have made substantial contributions to their community through their business, sporting and creative endeavours.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr John Paul O’Shea said “‘I was delighted and honoured to meet each of the recipients at this Mayoral Reception and have the opportunity to acknowledge them all, from my own behalf, on behalf of all the members and staff at Cork County Council and the people of County Cork, on the wonderful achievements and pride they have bought to their family, community and their County. They have displayed remarkable dedication to their respective interests and this reception is an acknowledgement for their recent efforts and achievements”.