Winning ethos shines through
Constant involvement in community events has helped Co Cork’s Freemount Macra club in the Avondhu region to win the national Macra Club of the Year title for the third time since 2010.
They hosted their fifth annual tractor run last April, and raised €5,500 for the Temple Street Children’s Hospital and for Marymount Hospice.
Self-belief also plays a huge part in the club’s success, belief in what they do and belief in their club and in their members.
There is a culture that club members want to do things for the club, for the team, a team that they all want to be part of. Supporting each other has played a vital part in fostering friendships, whether it is joining a team, helping out backstage, or supporting the team. There is also a club ethos based on openness and a willingness to learn, thus ensuring they diversify and challenge themselves. Freemount Macra was founded in 1962, and celebrated their Golden Jubilee in 2012.
Other 2018 national successes were club member Siobhan Ring winning the beef stock judging national f i n a l ; F r e e m o u n t we r e runners-up in both the Capers and Drama national finals; and their public speaking team’s All Ireland win.
Enjoying the Seandún Mystery Tour, which ended up in Clonakilty!