On Monday, November 13, Community Radio Kilkenny City’s (CRKC) sports department was honoured by Mayor, Cllr Joe Malone, for its services to local sports broadcasting with a civic reception in City Hall on High Street. The award-winning sports team has built up a loyal listenership across the city and county over the past number of years, bringing listeners live sporting events, interviews and analysis on a weekly basis.
Monday evening’s reception wasn’t the first time the station’s sports team has been recognised, with a number of national awards to the station’s name since its rebirth in 2017.
A MacNamee Award for the radio play, ‘The First Puck’, a Mick Dunne Memorial Award for camogie coverage and a Gold CRAOL Award are just some of the accolades CRKC Sport has won in its short six year history. Speaking on the night, Mayor Malone hailed the community effort of the station, thanking all involved in the sports team for their endeavours in bringing sports coverage to local people living at home and abroad, especially those living alone or unable to attend sporting events.
The night was capped off by the presentation of a framed charter, recognising CRKC Sports’ contribution to sport in Kilkenny.
The charter was gratefully accepted by Station Manager, Declan Gibbons, Chairperson, Maurice O’Connor and Head of Sport, Pat Treacy.
(Credit Kilkenny People/Kilkenny Live)