Sean's community work rewarded

Published: 16 Oct 2012 14:17

The work of an Arney man who has been involved in community activity for almost 30 years was recognised at an awards ceremony last night.

Gerald D' Arcy, second from right, presents the Gabriel D'Arcy cup to Sean Cox, Cleenish Group for the Individuals who have made a Difference award. Also included are Frances Spence, FRCN, Louise McLaughlin-Borlace, FRCN Chairman, Barry Boyle and Christopher Spence, FRCN.

Sean Cox was awarded with the Cup for Individuals who have made a Difference at last night's Celebrating Community Achivements Awards presentation by the Fermanagh Rural Community Network in Cashel.

Mr. Cox won the Cup which an award in memory of Fermanagh Rural Community Network (FRCN) founding member Gabriel D'Arcy, whose son Gerald made the presentation.

Heis currently Chairperson of his local community association Cleenish Community Association. His work not only benefits the Community Association but also the Youth Club, Dancing Club, Playschool, Primary School and many local charities.

This is the second year that Fermanagh Rural Community Network presented the award which they commissioned in memory of Gabriel D'Arcy, who passed away in October 2011.

Certificates of Recognition were presented to all those other Individuals Who are Making a Difference in their local communities, who were:

Dorothy Pendry - Ardess Community Association

Sandra Beacom - Kesh Young Farmers Club

Gerry Crowley and Kevin McKenna - Roslea and District Community Forum

Roy Murray - Killyfole and District Community Association

James Gallagher - Bannagh Community Project

Damian McAfee - Boho Community Association

Meanwhile, in the Involving People category there were joint winners -- Donagh Development Association and Teemore Women's Group.

And in the Local Community Activity category there were also joint winners -- Ardess Community Association and Coa Community Association.

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