Youths are leading the way, says Limerick garda chief at awards ceremony

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche presents a Garda Youth Award to Jade Purcell from  Rosbrien with Garda Paul Howard Kevin McCarthy, Garvey group and Insp Ollie Kennedy

Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche presents a Garda Youth Award to Jade Purcell from Rosbrien with Garda Paul Howard Kevin McCarthy, Garvey group and Insp Ollie Kennedy

THE Head of the Limerick garda division has praised the outstanding contributions which are being made by young people in communities across Limerick. 

Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche was speaking at the Limerick Garda Youth Awards, which saw a number of young people and several youth groups honoured.

“Youth participation is the key to everything, it’s the future of Ireland and these are all young people who are leading the way in their communities – the projects they are involved in are absolutely fantastic,” said Chief Supt Roche.

Sponsored by Garvey’s Supervalu and Centra, the awards aim to honour young people, who have made a significant contribution in their local community.

“It’s fantastic, it’s a privilege to be involved in such a great event. The standard is rising every year and the talent this year is unbelievable and it was actually very hard to make calls on some of the outstanding contributions and several people who were left out were probably hard done by,” said Gerard Walsh, manager of Garvey’s Supervalu, Corbally.

Assistant Commissioner Anne Marie McMahon attended the awards ceremony at the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare as did representatives of the Policing Authority and the Health Service Executive.

Awards were presented to young people and students from each of the four garda districts in the Limerick division in recognition of a variety of accomplishments, projects and good deeds.

- For more, see the weekend edition of the Limerick Leader broadsheet, out on Thursday