Congratulations & Well done to Chairman Nick O’Brien

Congratulations to our chairman Nick O’Brien on his Award from the County Mayor on 3rd June at the Mayors Community Awards Ceremony in Cork County Hall for his ongoing Community involvement since the 1970’s during which time he was a key member in the formation of the Glanmire Area Community Association (formerly Riverstown)

South Cork County Mayors Award goes to Nick O'Brien, GACA Chairman

In that time, Nick’s been the Association’s Chairman twice, from 1985 – 1988 and again from 2010 to the present day

Some of Nick’s other key achievements through the years were;

  • Other Roles in GACA: Secretary, Treasurer, Area Representative
  • Chairman of the Environmental committee
  • The Social Employment Scheme in GlanmireAssisting the formation of the Glanmire & District Credit Union
  • Key member that lobbied for secondary school (GCC) in Glanmire
  • Founding member of Glanmire Badminton Club
  • First entered Glanmire in the Community Games in 1985
  • Involved in the production of the first Community New magazine which was the forerunner to the Glanmire Area News Magazine
  • Founding member of Sports Committee who with others, lobbied constantly for 20years to successfully get the land and Lotto funding for 3 community playing pitches at Brooklodge