KILLARNEY Celtic members, past and present, were joined by local dignitaries for the unveiling of the prestigious FAI Club Mark at Celtic Park.
Celtic – the current league and cup double champions – is the only club in Kerry and one of 20 nationwide to have achieved the exacting standards in administration and governance required by the FAI to achieve the recognition.
Club Chairman Paul Sherry welcomed Ireland South MEP Seán Kelly, Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Niall Kelleher, incoming Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson and Cllrs Niall O’Callaghan and Donal Grady to the unveiling and he thanked the management committee members who put in months of hard work to ensure that the club achieved the standards required.
“Those involved have put in a huge effort to secure this and should be very proud of their efforts. We can now proudly say to members and to parents of prospective players that Killarney Celtic operates to the highest possible standard off and on the field,” Paul said.
“We take great pride in this award and also thank the staff in the FAI for their guidance during the process,” he added.
Unveiling the Club Mark on behalf of the FAI was its Grassroots Director Tom O’Shea – a former Celtic player – and fellow trustee Mikey Daly.
Tom said it was a very proud day for the club and he was delighted to be in a position to unveil the award.
“Along with Mikey and Billy Healy, I have been involved with the club from the start. To see what has been achieved at Celtic Park is huge credit to all involved over the years,” he stated.