Congratulations to Jim McCluskey who was presented with his Award as Club Volunteer
of the Year 2017 at a presentation ceremony in the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan,
on Wednesday, December 13th. The citation submitted with his nominations reads as
Emyvale GAA Club has nominated Jim Mc Cluskey for the Volunteer Appreciation Award
Jim is “The Quiet Man” in the club as he works tirelessly without fuss so we are
glad to have this opportunity to recognise the great contribution he makes to help
with the running of our club.
Jim first got involved with the club in 2002, helping park cars for the weekly bingo
session but soon progressed to helping out with the running of the bingo and every
Thursday evening, Jim turns up without fail to help and make sure that everything
runs as smoothly as possible.
Jim looks after the “Emylott” on Sunday evenings, supervises the checking of envelopes
and looks after everything else that goes with the running of our weekly Lotto.
You could set your watch to Jim always on time and very conscientious in all his
duties for the club and has been doing this week in week out for the last 15 years.
Whenever Emyvale hosts Championship matches, Jim is there to help with the parking
of cars or whatever else he is asked to do.
Emyvale is very fortunate in having someone like Jim because he is dependable, trustworthy
and ever ready to help out when asked to.
This is a fine tribute to Jim and words could never express fully the commitment
and dedication shown by him in all his work for the club, and as the citation says
- he does it all so quietly and without a fuss. Of course it is marvellous that Jim
gets this recognition as it may spur a few others in clubs all over the county to
get involved and help out. It is also great for the Emyvale club that the name McCluskey
is still so dominant as Jim's uncle, Seamus, gave a lifetime of immense and generous
contribution of voluntary service to the GAA and Emyvale club in particular. Our
congratulations again to Jim - it is an award that has been truly deserved.