The Offaly Association, Dublin has launched the Offaly Person of the Year Award for 2012.
Offaly people are being asked to nominate individuals in the community whom they consider to have made outstanding contribution in one or more of the following fields. Academic, Civic, Cultural, Social, Sport.
Nominations for the award are invited from the people of Offaly through coupons placed in the local papers and a specially elected committee of the Association will choose the winner. The winner will be announced in Spring 2013 and will receive the award at our 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. Since this event was launched in 1988 the award has grown in importance and prestige and given the standard of nominations, to be chosen is a major achievement.
The 2012 Offaly Person of the Year will join the following roll of honour:
1988 - John Dowling RIP
1989 - Fr Tom Scully
1990 - Eddie Joe Dooley RIP
1991 - Paddy Larkin RIP
1992 - Brian Cowen
1993 - Michael Byrne,
1994 - Jane Feehan
1995 - James Nolan
1996 - Kieran Keenaghan
1997 - Br Denis Minehane
1998 - Tom Parlon
1999 - Matt Connor
2000 - Brian Whelahan
2001 - Dr Philip Brady
2002 - Maura Allen and John Horan
2003 - Seamus Carroll
2004 - Miriam O’Callaghan
2005 - Tom and Paul Mangan
2006 - Sr Oliver Wrafter
2007 - Stephen Grant
2008 - Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Organising Committee (Attracta Brady, Karen O’Grady, Tom Bourke, Mary Berry-O’Connell & Louis O’Dwyer)
2009 - Shane Lowry
2010 - Darren Hanniffy and Ronan Scully
2011 - Paddy Fenning
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