New Ross Civic Awards 2016: the Honours List & recipient info #NRCivicAwards





1. Tadgh Furlong

Collected by Margaret Furlong (Mother)

Presented by Cllr Willie Fitzharris


Ireland Rugby Union caps and played in 2015 Rugby World Cup



2. Joanne Richards

Collected by Natasha Murphy (Mother)

Presented by Cllr John Fleming


Boxing – World Bronze medal + international gold medal



Collected by Alex Kelly 

Presented by Cllr Michael Sheehan


NR Sea Scouts – 50 years service



Collected by Courtney Smith

Presented by Cllr Anthony Connick


Irish National Minus 51kg Champion

World Minus 51kg Bronze medalist


Collected by Mark Doyle, Conor Murphy, Dean O Neill, Jimmy Goggins (Sub)

Presented by Cllr Oisin O Connell


All Ireland Championships 2015 (Part of a team of 6 + 2 Subs – other four are from outside New Ross Municipal District)



6. Mark Doyle & Conor Murphy – St Fantan’s, Taghmon

Collected by Mark Doyle & Conor Murphy

Presented by Cllr Michael Whelan


Boys U13 Doubles National Cuman na mBunscoil 40×20 Handball winners

(Mark Doyle is also the world under 13 doubles winner, with Josh Kavanagh, St Joseph’s Wexford in Calgary, Canada)



7. Barry McWilliams

Collected by Barry McWilliams

Presented by Cllr Martin Murphy


All Ireland Masters Singles ‘B’ (Over 40) 40×20 Handball Winner

All Ireland 60X30, 35 and over doubles winner (with Gavin Buggy, St Joseph’s, Wexford)



8. Robert  Doyle

Collected by Robert Doyle

Presented by Cllr Willie Fitzharris


World Title 45 and over ‘B’singles

All Ireland 40 x20 45 and Over ‘B’ singles title



9. Ryan Carthy Walsh

Collected by Ryan Carthy Walsh

Presented by Cllr John Fleming


High Jump – Silver in European youth Olympics 2015

National Indoor High Jump title under 17 and has the record 

National Junior Indoor title (Under 20) 2015 and 2016

Secondary School All Ireland title 2015 and 2016

Outdoor Under 17 National Title and holds the record 2015

National Under 18 Indoor title 2016





10. John Whelan

Collected by John Whelan

Presented by Cllr Michael Whelan


Ploughing – National and World Champion



Collected by Matt Ryan

Presented by Cllr Michael Sheehan


World Pipe Band Champions 2012 and 2013

All Ireland Champions 2012 and 2013

Scottish Champions 2013

All Ireland Runners Up 2014 and 2015



Collected by Peter English (Brother)

Presented by Cllr John Fleming


CEO Special Olympics



Collected by Raphael O’ Connell (Wife)

Presented by Cllr Oisin O’ Connell


Inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame in 2015



Collected by Shannon Mernagh

Presented by Cllr Anthony Connick


Archery – – European Gold medalist 2014 – World Bowhunter bronze medalist 2015



15. Grace Banville

Collected by Grace Banville

Presented by Cllr Martin Murphy


Kick Boxing – Minus 60kg National Junior Female Champion 2013

                     Minus 65kg National Junior Female Champion 2014

                     Gold in World Championships in Italy 2013

                     Five Nations Title 2014

     Gold in Light Contact in World Championships in 2015 

     Silver in Full Contact in World Championships in 2015  



16. Transition Year, Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School

Collected by Amy Hogan

Presented by Cllr Michael Sheehan


National winners of Young Social Innovators2015/16 



Collected by Captains Daragh Lyons (Joint Captain Luke Sinnott unavailable)

Presented by Cllr Michael Whelan


All-Ireland title winners



Collected by Captain Andrew Walsh (Joint Captain Thomas O Connor unavailable)

Presented by Cllr Willie Fitzharris


All-Ireland title winners

19. John Evoy

Founder of Mens’ Shed Ireland

Person of the Year 2015


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