Heartiest Congratulations this week has to go Donal O’Connor of St Mary’s Basketball Club who has picked up one of the four Basketball Ireland President’s Lifetime Achievement awards.
Since I have arrived to Castleisland, The “Duke” has been the one name that is always held in the highest of regard around the area. While some people build monuments to themselves Donal built a festival of basketball, which is enjoyed every Christmas in Castleisland.
It is a tribute to him and those who helped and continue to help him that it will now have its 50th outing at the end of this year.
Despite the high presidential honour we’re sure that Donal will remain in his own words “just another helper”.
Well Done Donal