Three members of the local community were honoured at a Mayoral
Reception held in Áras Contae an Chláir last Thursday night.
Mayor of the county Councillor Michael Begley as well as other members of Clare County Council hosted the special reception for Jim Warny who was involved in the heroic efforts in the Thai Cave rescue mission in July. Along with his diving expert colleagues, Jim pulled off one of the most difficult, dangerous and complex diving rescues ever conducted.
Also honoured at the event was Naomi Carroll who competed in the World Cup Final with the Irish Women’s Hockey Team. Ireland topped their group before going on to beat India and Spain in penalty shootouts on the way to the final, which was eventually won by the Netherlands.
Rhys Williams won the 2018 European U14 Showjumping Championship. Based out of PARC Stables, 14-year-old Rhys Williams this year won Individual Gold Medal in France where he was crowned Under 14 European Champion. He has also been recognised by Horse Sport Ireland and Showjumping Ireland for outstanding achievement in sport.
Speaking at the event, Mayor Begley said “Naomi, Rhys and Jim are thoroughly deserving of this Mayoral Reception as they have represented County Clare with distinction at national and international level.”
Main Image: Jim Warny, Naomi Carroll, Mayor of Clare Michael Begley and Rhys Williams pictured in Áras Contae an Chláir.