Community Hero

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC and Monica Ramsey Finn Valley Centre presents the Community Hereos award to Anthea & Tanya McNulty Planet Youth. Included in the photo are their parents Kathleen and Seamus.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Eugene Drumm Men’s Shed, Planet Youth, Finn Valley A.C. .Included in the photo are Eugene's wife Geraldine and Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Eugene Drumm Men’s Shed, Planet Youth, Finn Valley A.C. .Included in the photo are Eugene’s wife Geraldine and Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Community Heroes

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents Community Hereos award for April 2015 to Cathy Anderson. Included in the photo are Cathy’s Husband Peter and Monica Ramsey of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Community Hero Reception

There was a very positive response to the Community Hero Reception held recently in the Finn Valley Centre with the room packed to capacity with family and friends of those being honoured.   A Community Hero was highlighted each month since last April for their work with various groups in the area.  In the month of March two sisters were selected so in total 13 people were awarded over the twelve

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Eugene Gallagher Sean Mac Cumhaills, St. Mary’s Parish Stranorlar.Included in the photo are Eugene's wife Helen and Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Eugene Gallagher. Included in the photo are Eugene’s wife Helen and Monica Ramsey of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

months.

The event was opened by Monica Ramsey,  with an introduction to the Community Heroes project.  She talked about how the ethos of community runs through the Finn Valley Centre since it’s early formation in 1971 as the Finn Valley Athletics Club to the present day and the importance of groups in communities.  She went on to cite the role of Fr. James McDyer in Glencolmcille  and compared those honoured that evening to the modern day versions of Fr. McDyer and commended them for their leadership in the community, stating that their leadership contributed to a richer and

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award for Jan to Charlie Mc Hugh fundraiser for Finn Harps .Included in the photo is Charlie's wife Susie and Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Heroes award to Charlie Mc Hugh. Included in the photo is Charlie’s wife Susie and Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

more inclusive society, using

the recent example of the Save Our Services group who are currently working hard to prevent the loss of long term beds in there Donegal Hospitals.

Patsy McGonagle then spoke eloquently about how was encouraged by the numbers who attended the event and stated that as a community we must stand together and fight for ourselves because “without community we have nothing”. He cited the tremendous support out there that people have given to causes such as the Mammy I Want To Walk and mentioned the really positive response to the

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Mary McNulty St. Vincent De Paul, Twin Towns Friday Club .Included in the photo are Mary's husband Don and Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Heroes award to Mary McNulty. Included in the photo are Mary’s husband Don and Monica Ramsey of the Finn Valley Centre. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Ladies Rundonegal 5k for Sharon’s Girls.

A presentation was made to the Community Heroes highlighted on the Finn Valley Centre website by Patsy;

A closing address was given by Fr Kieran Mc Ateer who reiterated what Monica and Patsy said, and stated that he had seen these very community heroes going about their business for many years in this community and it was fitting that they were being honoured. He said that many groups, organisations and charities would not be able to function without people like these, and indeed, many would not exist at

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Margo Duffy B & S Women’s Group, Fundraising.Included in the photo are Margo's children Muirne & Sean and Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Heroes award to Margo Duffy. Included in the photo are Margo’s children Muirne & Sean and Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

all. He congratulated all who were being honoured and wished them and their groups well for the future.

The Community Heroes honoured at the event were.

April 2015                   Cathy Anderson

May 2015                   Aubrey Oliver

June 2015                   Eugene Drumm

July 2015                    Fergus Cleary

August 2015              Tena Quigley

September 2015      Sr. Anne McLoone RSM

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Neil Martin Finn Valley A.C., and Glenfinn Area Council.Included in the photo are Neil's wife Mary daughter Eva & Grandaughter and Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Heroes award to Neil Martin. Included in the photo are Neil’s wife Mary daughter Eva & Grandaughter and Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Eugene Drumm Men’s Shed, Planet Youth, Finn Valley A.C. .Included in the photo are Eugene's wife Geraldine and Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Eugene Drumm. Included in the photo are Eugene’s wife Geraldine and Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Community Heroes

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Heroes award to Aubrey Oliver Included in the photo are Aubrey’s Wife Bonnie and Monica Ramsey of the Finn Valley Centre. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.

October 2015            Neil Martin

November 2015       Margo Duffy

December 2015        Mary McNulty

January 2016            Charlie McHugh

February 2016          Eugene Gallagher

March 2016               Tanya & Anthea McNulty

 

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Fergus Cleary Hope International, Cancer Bus to Galway, Mental Health awareness .Included in the photo is Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Fergus Cleary. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

 

 

 

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Tena Quigley Living Links, Finn Valley andLadies Soccer .Included in the photo is Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award to Tena Quigley. Included in the photo is Monica Ramsay of the Finn Valley Centre.Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Hereos award Sr. Anne McLoone Family Enrichment Centre, and International Aid to Africa. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh

Mr Patsy Mc Gonagle of Finn Valley AC presents the Community Heroes award Sr. Anne McLoone Included are Anne McLoone Jnr. Monica Ramsey and Sr. Helen Kelly
Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh