Selfless Paddy is honoured with award
PADDY Ennis from Kilnamanagh is celebrating this week after being named Dublin’s Most Inspirational Person at this year’s Gala Retail Inspiration Awards with Virgin Media.
Paddy’s extensive and inspirational work within Kilnamanagh AFC has earned him the title of Inspirational Person of the Year in this year’s awards.
Established four years ago to celebrate individuals who work to create better communities with their selfless acts and inspirational deeds, Gala Retail awarded inspirational people from every county in Ireland, naming county inspirational people who were each gifted €1,000 in Ireland Hotel vouchers.
Paddy really impressed the judges for his work in the local community and is a worthy winner of the county award for his inspirational efforts.
A full-time postman, Paddy has been involved with Kilnamanagh AFC for over 40 years as a player, manager, committee member, groundsman, kitman, pitch marker and lots more. A very well-known man within the local community, Paddy is a huge asset to Kilnamanagh AFC due to his hard work and dedication. According to Gary Desmond, CEO of Gala Retail, choosing the winners was a challenging task.
“We’ve heard some truly inspirational stories from people across Ireland during these awards, which has affirmed something we already knew – that we have so many selfless people carrying out great work in our communities,” Gary said.