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Council to host Civic reception to honour recent Longford award winners

Jan 19, 2023 13:40 By Shannonside News
Council to host Civic reception to honour recent Longford award winners
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The All Ireland winning Slashers ladies team and Granard Junk Kouture World design champions will be the guests of honour.

A local All Ireland winning ladies football team along with two Granard based world design champions will be honoured by Longford County Council in the coming months.

Longford County Councillors yesterday unanimously agreed to officially recognise the achievements of the Longford Slashers Senior ladies Football team over their historic All Ireland Win in December last year.

The match marked the first All Ireland Win for a Longford ladies club side, following their victory over Mullinahone in December.

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The upcoming Civic Reception will also celebrate the international success of Granard students Solomon Eduard and Joshua Osabuehien, who were crowned World Designer of the Year at the first ever Junk Kouture World Final in Abu Dhabi earlier this month.

Junk Kouture is a competition for secondary school students which requires them to create costumes entirely from waste materials.

The Cnoc Mhuire students presented their design called 'Back to the Future', made from old shower mats, an old laundry basket, an aerial, car wipers and tubing from an old tractor tyre.

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Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council, Turlough McGovern says it's an honour to celebrate such wonderful local achievements:

It was great to propose the one there for the all winning slashers ladies football team and there last week we had out in Cnoc Mhuire in Granard where we had two overall world design winners in the Junk Kouture.

It's exciting times for me and it's a great honour.

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Going back to our own Junior Leinster Ballymore Ladies out the road where they couldn't celebrate because of Covid Times.

We're out of them thank god and we hope to honour them later in the year, we haven't forgot.

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