MAYOR James Collins has honoured three Geraldines AFC stalwarts with a special reception at City Hall.
Turlough McNamara, Dave Connolly and Joe O’Sullivan were all recognised for their huge contribution to the famous Limerick soccer club, as well as helping the development of the game in the city as a whole.
“Sometimes we can be so busy in our day-to-day lives and our own clubs and communities keeping everything going, trying to get teams on the pitch, trying to get pitches lined, jerseys washed and players registered, sometimes you forget to stand back and recognise the achievements of the members of your own club, and the achievements of the club itself,” Mayor Collins said.
Turlough McNamara is Geraldines AFC's public relations officer, a role he was honoured by the FAI for.“The coverage he gets for Geraldines is unreal,” the mayor added.
Club vice-chairman Dave, the mayor said, is the driving force in Geraldines “with a gentle touch and an ability to get all members working hard.”
Joe is ‘another man’ leading by example, Mayor Collins added, describing him as a “pivotal figure” in the running of Geraldines. A former manager, he oversaw four schoolboy doubles between 2004 and 2007.