Eric McCarthy and Stuart Hickey, the August winners of the CRY104fm People of the Month award, were presented with their prizes at the Red Store in Youghal on Thursday last. Killeagh native Eric, and Youghal man Stuart, were part of the Irish Team who won bronze at last month’s World Karate Championships in Indonesia. A large crowd – made up of the McCarthy and Hickey families, members of CRY and the crew from Youghal Karate Club – gathered at the Red Store last week to show their support for the local athletes, who received the accolade for their recent achievements on the international front. On receiving the award, Stuart said, ”A huge thanks to CRY and the sponsors for presenting us with this award. Eric and Myself were on a three men Irish team (in Indonesia), and having the two of us from the same club, on the one team, is something that has never happened before. So, that made it a little bit extra special. And it made the nerves easier on the day! The medals are for the club.” Stuart’s clubmate Eric added, ”To be part of an Irish team is very special, to win something is extra special, and to win something with your clubmate means that bit more again. I find it a privilege to be training with Youghal Karate Club. Thanks very much to everyone. It means a lot to be recognised in your locality.” The CRY104fm Person of the Month award is now in its second year. The initiative is sponsored by Absolute Flowers, The Red Store, Youghal Chamber of Tourism and Development, Clancy’s and The Walter Raleigh Hotel. If you think you know someone who deserves to be recognised, email Jordan@cry104fm.com
or call 024 91199.