Raharney's Andreanna Doyle, Mary Geraghty, Laura Doherty, Aoife Doherty, Liz Raleigh, Amée Nea and Aoife O’Malley celebrate with the cup following their All-Ireland club junior camogie win earlier this month. Photo: INPHO/Ben Brady

County council to host civic reception in honour of Raharney camógs

A civic reception in honour of Raharney Camogie Club’s recent all-Ireland victory is to be hosted by Westmeath County Council.

At the January meeting of the council, Cllr John Shaw proposed that the council mark Raharney’s achievement saying that the local community was very proud of them and they are great ambassadors for Raharney and Westmeath.

He was seconded by Cllr Emily Wallace who commended them for all they had done for camogie in Westmeath. She said that this was the culmination of years of work and dedication.

Cllr Denis Leonard said that this team had come up through the ranks and it was fantastic that their efforts had been rewarded.

Coming from up the road, in Killucan, Cllr Hazel Smyth said she was delighted to see Raharney win this national title and she looked forward to celebrating with them soon.

Cllr Aoife Davitt also joined in applauding Raharney’s win saying that it involved a huge amount of background work.

The chairman, Cllr Frankie Keena said there were a number of civic receptions pending and that, with the Covid restrictions lifted, they should go ahead.

Anne Galvin, administrator, confirmed that civic receptions for four sporting organisations were pending and it was agreed that they could be hosted together. A date for the combined celebration is to be announced shortly.