Mayo JCI winners go forward to national awards

Pictured (l-r): Fergal O Connor, sales manager, Mayo Advertiser; Joan Geraghty, acting editor, Mayo Advertiser; Dara Calleary TD, TOYP winner, (political, legal, and/or governmental affairs); and Derek Reilly, JCI Mayo president, at the JCI Mayo and Mayo Advertiser TOYP Awards in association with AIB Bank Claremorris.

Pictured (l-r): Fergal O Connor, sales manager, Mayo Advertiser; Joan Geraghty, acting editor, Mayo Advertiser; Dara Calleary TD, TOYP winner, (political, legal, and/or governmental affairs); and Derek Reilly, JCI Mayo president, at the JCI Mayo and Mayo Advertiser TOYP Awards in association with AIB Bank Claremorris.

Four Mayo winners have been selected in the JCI Mayo and Mayo Advertiser TOYP Awards in association with AIB Bank Claremorris, as follows — Aisling Neary, Dara Calleary, Darren Cawley, and Olwen Dawe, who will now go forward to the national awards.

JCI Mayo and Mayo Advertiser TOYP in conjunction with AIB Claremorris serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognising these young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in this world. The honorees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. Their stories of discovery, determination and ingenuity inspire young people to be better leaders and create better societies.

Since 1983, JCI has honoured nearly 300 individuals from 57 nations. Past recipients of national awards include such well-known personalities as John F Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Elvis Presley, Jackie Chan, Wayne Gretzky, all named before the age of 40 and before they had achieved national prominence. Honorees selected in past years have represented the heights of progress in numerous human endeavours. Many have gone on to even greater achievements. All have continued to serve humanity in a great variety of ways.

Young men and women may be nominated in one of 10 categories. The honorees are selected by an international panel of distinguished judges. Up to 10 honorees are selected from all nominations received, regardless of category entered.

All four winners have been submitted to the national awards with the ceremony taking place in Cloonacauneen Castle, Claregalway, on Saturday night May 12. Tickets available through JCI Mayo.

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