Pride of Jobstown awards recognises those who make the area a better place to live

Pride of Jobstown awards recognises those who make the area a better place to live

By Mary Dennehy

MORE than 40 people are being recognised and applauded at the Pride of Jobstown awards this Friday, November 18, in Tallaght Stadium.

Organised by the Little Monsters Youth Club, the awards, now in their third year, recognise those in Jobstown who make the area a better place to live, work, play and study.

Jobstown stone 17 November 2016

According to Little Monsters: “It’s the community’s chance to show appreciation for the time, effort and energy that some people invest into making a positive difference to those around them.

“The awards are all about recognising, appreciating and motivating people to continue with their good work while inspiring others.

“We also want people to see Jobstown for the amazing place that it is and not the stereotype.”

Some 40 nominees were received across the categories of Volunteer, Neighbour, Teacher, Community Group, Service to Community, Sports Star, Sports Coach, Making a Difference, and Local Business.

Due to the quality of nominees, the independent judging panel, which has judges from the Public Participation Network (PPN), Tallaght Community Council (TCC), Shamrock Rovers and the South Dublin Volunteer Centre, added four additional categories – Special Recognition, Special Merit, One-to-Watch and Positive Role Model.

Special awards will also be presented to the families of Philip Preston, Paddy Hyland and Maeve Duff, stalwarts of the community who all sadly passed away within the past 18 months. Run as part of Social Inclusion Week, the awards, which are supported by South Dublin County Council, will be staged in Tallaght Stadium this Friday, November 18.

Visit the Pride of Jobstown Facebook page for more.

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