Person of year award nominations sought

IT’S the time of year again when the Offaly Association in Dublin is asking people to make their nominations for the Offaly Person of the Year.

IT’S the time of year again when the Offaly Association in Dublin is asking people to make their nominations for the Offaly Person of the Year.

The Association is looking to the people of Offaly to nominate individuals who they consider to have made an outstanding contribution in either the academic, business, civic, cultural, social sporting world of the county.

Chairperson Martin Delaney said the committee work hard on the Offaly Person of the Year awards each year. “We hold it in high esteem and it should be when you look at the list of previous winners,” Martin enthused.

Continuing, he said the previous winners come from all aspects of life. The Association is currently seeking nominations for the Person of the year awards, who have “contributed to all aspects of life in Offaly and who have enhanced the life of the county”.

“Excellence should be recognised and we hope that people will send in their nominations,” he added.

Pat Teehan, Chairperson of the Offaly GAA County Board, also noted the quality of the previous years’ winners. “It shows what is out there and I hope that this year’s will be as good.”

Cllr Danny Owens, Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, noted the many aspects of life that the nominations come from. He note that the Association continued to be a focal point for people going up to Dublin, describing it as a base “that people can get in touch with”.

Nominations for the award are invited from the people of Offaly and a specially elected committee of the Association will choose the winner. The winner will be announced in early spring of 2012 and will receive the award at its annual dinner shortly afterwards.

Tickets for the annual dinner dance will be available in early January and can be ordered through any member of the committee.

l Nominees for the Offaly Person of the Year 2011 (sponsored by The Celt Lodge, Talbot Street, Dublin 1; proprietor Noel Tynan) detailing the name, address and reason for nomination should be submitted to Martin Delaney, Apt 85 Meridian Court, Royal Canal Park, Ratoath Road, Dublin 15.