TIME FOR YOUNG LEAD­ERS TO SHINE AT GARDA YOUTH AWARDS

GAR­DAÍ TO HON­OUR YOUNG PEO­PLE WHO MAKE POS­I­TIVE CON­TRI­BU­TION

The Corkman - - NEWS - MARIA HERLIHY

TEENAGERS fre­quently get a bad rap but it’s cer­tainly not al­ways the case. To high­light the good which so many young peo­ple do in North Cork, the Cork North Garda di­vi­sion, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Su­per­macs , will host their achieve­ment awards next month at the Charleville Park Ho­tel.

Any mem­bers of the pub­lic over 18 years of age can nom­i­nate a young per­son aged be­tween 14-19 years who live sin the di­vi­sion, which in­cludes Mi­dle­ton, Cobh, Youghal, Fer­moy, Mitchel­stown, Charleville, Mal­low, Kan­turk and Newmarket.

The awards recog­nise the pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion of young peo­ple to make their lo­cal­ity a bet­ter place in which to live and, in ad­di­tion, it recog­nises young peo­ple who have shown great de­ter­mi­na­tion in their own lives.

The awards recog­nise achieve­ments up to and in­clud­ing this year and an in­di­vid­ual or groups can be nom­i­nated.The awards are con­fined to young peo­ple who are not younger than 14 years of age and not more than 19 years old on De­cem­ber 31, 2017. The nominees must re­side in the Cork North di­vi­sion and the com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties must have taken place in the Cork North di­vi­sion.

Ap­pli­ca­tion forms are now avail­able in ev­ery Garda sta­tion in the Cork North di­vi­sion and any queries can be di­rected to the lo­cal Garda Ju­ve­nile Li­ai­son Of­fi­cers or Com­mu­nity Gar­dai based at Fer­moy, Mal­low, Mitchel­stown, Mi­dle­ton, Youghal, Cobh or Kan­turk sta­tions.

Com­pleted forms are to be com­pleted in as much de­tail as pos­si­ble and re­turned to Garda Pat He­garty, Ju­ve­nile Li­ai­son Of­fi­cer based at Cobh Garda sta­tion.

The award win­ners will be no­ti­fied by Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27 and will then be in­vited to at­tend an awards cer­e­mony on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 23 at the Charleville Park Ho­tel.

At the launch of the Garda Youth Awards were from left to right Ju­ve­nile Li­ai­son Of­fi­cer (JLO) Garda Mar­garet O’Con­nell, Com­mu­nity Garda Peter Queally, Su­per­in­ten­dent Michael McGuire, JLO Garda Pat He­garty, Padraic O Neach­tain of Su­per­macs,Com­mu­nity Garda Nick Phee­lan, In­spec­tor Michael Cor­bett, Com­mu­nity Gar­dai Liam Doyle and Conor Gately.

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