September 20, 2021
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Kilkenny man honoured for incredible work rejuvenating local sports club

A Kilkenny man who has been the driving force in reinvigorating interest in a local sports club has receieved a prestitigous accolade for his efforts.

David Denieffe of Gowran Athletics Club this week received the Kilkenny award at the virtual Federation of Irish Sport – Volunteers in Sport Awards, which are supported by EBS Mortgage Masters.

Although David has only been involved in athletics for a relatively short time, he has already made a huge impact on the sport both locally and nationally.

His home club Gowran A.C. has been rejuvenated over the past five years and David is among the members who have played a key role in its resurgence.

David also has a very active role in the Kilkenny Athletics County Board, firstly acting as the Kilkenny Competitions Secretary and more recently, as the County Secretary.

He received his awardpartly for his skills in governance and policy writing, on top of his work in the club inducting new coaches and increasing membership across all age groups.

The Volunteers in Sport Awards were created to champion the contribution, commitment and dedication of the 450,000 volunteers across the country who go above and beyond by giving their time to Irish sport and physical activity each year. 

 

 

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