Dubs manager presents certs at Clondalkin Youthreach event
By Maurice Garvey
DUBLIN GAA manager Jim Gavin presented Clondalkin Youthreach members with their end of year academic certificates at a recent ceremony.
In July, Clondalkin Youthreach marked the end of the academic year with 26 students achieving their Quality and Qualifications Ireland (formerly FETAC) awards at levels 3 and 4.
Three students also achieved a level 5 Certificate in Occupational First Aid, a first for the centre.
Clondalkin native Jim Gavin took time out from his busy schedule to meet the students.
“It was a huge honour to have a home-grown hero officiate the proceedings,” said Antoinette O’Mahony from Clondalkin Youthreach.
“He gave a very inspirational talk to the students and encouraged them to follow their dreams. He compared them to his team preparing for a big game, saying that the students are in preparation for their futures. He acknowledged the great work that Youthreach does with young people.”
Gavin also presented Student of the Year awards to Toni Cunningham, and Erika Williams, whilst Graham Warren, centre coordinator presented an award to Ryan Bambrick to celebrate his overall improvement on the programme.
Shauna McGrath presented Gavin with a garden gnome, which was sporting a Dublin kit on behalf of all of the students.