Mayor Daniel Butlers first Mayoral Reception – Patrick O’Brien, Limerick GAA, Limerick Metrpolitan Mayor Daniel Butler, Phil McCarthy, Limerick Community Games and Patrick Halpin, Limerick Football at the Mayoral Reception that took place in the Limerick Council Chamber in honour of Phil McCarthy, Patrick Halpin and Patrick O’Brien, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Picture: Zoe Conway/ilovelimerick
Three Limerick citizens honoured in Mayor Daniel Butlers first Mayoral Reception
By ilovelimerick Correspondent Cathal Doherty
Limerick Metropolitan Mayor, Daniel Butler held his first ever Mayoral Reception, last night in the Council Chambers in Merchants Quay in honour of three incredible Limerick citizens for their contribution to Limerick sport.
Phil McCarthy was honoured for her 50 years of voluntary service to Limerick Community Games, Patrick O’Brien was honoured for his decades of voluntary service to Limerick GAA and the Mungret Community and Patrick Halpin was honoured for his decades of service and commitment to Limerick Football.
Mayor Daniel Butler opened the evening by saying he “My job as Mayor is to represent the 100,000 people of the Metropolitan district of Limerick and today I make my job as a representative as one of the 100,000 people in thanking the individuals here today,” Mayor Butler said on his first Mayoral reception.
During the night, Phil McCarthy, Patrick Halpin and Patrick O’Brien each had a speaker up to talk about their achievements over the many decades, over 150 years combined, of contributions to the sporting community of Limerick.
“It’s not just for me but for my family and the recognition that it gives and there’s a lot more than just me out there and I hope they get the recognition that they deserve,” Patrick Halpin said on how it felt to be honoured by the Mayor in the Limerick Council Chambers last night.
“I didn’t expect this, I never go out expecting this kind of stuff and the things we have done together in Mungret GAA is unreal we built a clubhouse together and cycled all the way to Lisdoonvarna and I could be here until 12 o’clock talking about the things we have done,” Patrick O’Brien said about the Mayor reception and his decades of work with Mungret GAA.
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