Waterford City sports clubs have been honoured for their role in keeping their communities tidy.
Eight clubs teamed up with Tom Murphy Volkswagen, Waterford Council and WLR to help Waterford retain the title of Ireland’s cleanest city.
Ballygunner GAA, De La Salle GAA, Erins Own GAA, Ferrybank GAA, Gaultier GAA, Mount Sion GAA, St.Saviour’s GAA and Waterford Crystal FC carried out a number of clean-ups of their local area throughout the summer.
Each club received a €500 award for participating.
An awards night was held yesterday evening and Poleberry based Erin’s Own were named the overall winners.
Chairman Noel Kelly says all at the club are delighted with the result. “When we were first approached about getting involved with it, we thought it was a great idea. As Tom Murphy and the Mayor said it’s a way of trying to keep the city clean. Most clubs are all about community. Keeping the local community tidy in some way, we were delighted to get involved and we were delighted to win it.”
Mayor Declan Doocey says it’s a great initiative. He says it’s “important youngsters are motivated to keep their areas tidy”.