What an end of a COVID cycle – Jack Treacy the Shannon Soccer Fan, who sat at the reporters and videographers bench for seven months and then reported and compiled the last two editions from his Erasmus Embassy in Denmark, slips into the annals of history with some great memory making moments and firsts.
His key day in the sun came with the first ever visit of the Tainiste to the Enterprise Centre on a bright blue summery day and the U.L. undergraduate had to wait in line before a messy national media mob to patiently ask his questions about community enterprise .
For a young man who knew little about public admin. , community volunteering and dealing with PROS and subscribers he took to his task with gusto and elan. The Sanity of a very busy Editor was oft times saved by his erudite support. We thank him and wish him well in his studies and career.
We welcome our 20th Trainee Reporter - Robbie Gately a 20 year old, Knockcroghery second-year student at the University of Limerick , studying Sociology in a Bachelor of Arts degree . He tells us he has a keen interest in sports, playing football, hurling for his local St. Dominic’s and soccer for St. Johns. So no hopes of any transfers here this season. In 11 years he is the first Roscommon man to patrol the keyboard and phone for LIFE !
Like many of his years he has the travel bug and has visited Spain, Portugal, America, France, and Belgium and enjoys salads !
He is being joined as Trainee Videographer Pierre Mantoulan, a 20 year old second year Business and Marketing Students from Bayonne Business College, in the South West of France. Pierre is a huge rugby player and fan and is looking for Lansdowne Road tickets to any International match this season. He also enjoys Irish boeuf and Guinness and is hoping on seeing as much of the island and it’s charms over his programme. We hope they both enjoy working and getting to know us all over the coming editions.
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