National Awards to Volunteers in Irish Sports
On Wednesday November 20th 2012 the Federation of Irish Sport hosted their National Awards to Irish Sport Volunteers and Celebratory Lunch at the prestigious Aviva Stadium Lansdowne Road in our capitol city Dublin. Master Wheatley attended the awards in his capacity as Chair of the Irish Martial Arts Commission by invitation of the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, Minister Michael Ring T.D.
Among the ten deserving recipients was Mr Brendan Dowling, President of the Irish Martial Arts Commission, who was acknowledged for his many years of voluntary work in the governance and unification of the martial arts in Ireland. A founding member of the Commission, Mr Dowling has worked tirelessly to ensure the continued growth and professionalism as portrayed by the Commission to this day. Our sincerest congratulations and gratitude go to Mr Dowling upon his award and for his continued work in raising the profile of martial arts here in Ireland.
Photo 1: Notice of event
Photo 2: Award Presentation. Mr Ronnie Delaney, Mr Brendan Dowling, Minister Ring.
Photo 3:Minister Ring with overhead of Mr Dowling in background.
Photo 4: Minister Ring greets Master Wheatley at the podium with Mr Dowling.
Photo 5: Mr Ronnie Delaney Olympic Gold Medallist, Mr John Tracey Olympic Silver Medallist, CEO of the Irish Sports Council. Mr Brendan Dowling President of Irish Martial Arts Commission. Master Kenneth Wheatley Chair Irish Martial Arts Commission, President of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association.