Kilmacrennan Soccer Club received a prestigious award at the annual FAI Gala Dinner in Arklow, Co Wicklow.
They received the award at the function earlier this summer.
The book was called “An Illustrated History” which was coordinated by Trevor Gorman and was started back in 2011.
The process was what Trevor calls a lot of late nights and a lot of hard work from various people to make the book a reality. ‘I got a call a week before the awards to say that we had won the ‘Best Publication’ but was told to keep it quiet until the night of the awards.
“My wife Rosanna and my uncle Tony went with me to Arklow with over 200 people at the awards with various awards given out on the night “Trevor said.
The book has over 334 pages and tells the history of the Kilmacrennan Celtic Football Club and involved a lot of local input from various people. On Valentines night 2011, the first book meeting took place in Kilmacrennan NS. Present on the night was Trevor, James Doherty, Hugo McDaid, Sean Sandilands and Raymond Shields. The book consisted of six chapters which was divided up in six sections Tony Gorman, Hugo Mc Daid, Paddy Joe McMenamin, Raymond Shields, James Doherty, Gavin Gorman and Oran Doherty.
“The committee was granted funding by the Donegal Local Development Company and the book would not have been possible without their help,” Trevor said.
Frank Kelly from the Donegal Local Development Company said they were absolutely delighted that a project funded by the DLDC had received a national award.
The design and printing of the book was produced by local design company Greenlight Media.
Pauric Hilferty, Director of Greenlight Media, was also delighted with the award ‘working with Trevor to make the book a reality was fantastic and to receive an award for the publication was a great achievement for all involved. Pauric added, “I would like to thank my design team for the work they put into the project.”
The book took over 18 months to complete and was launched last August. Trevor added John Delaney does remember the small clubs and he called being at a past presentation night in The Lagoon, Termon.