- Monday October 12th, 2020 @ 9:00
BOI Begin Together Awards - Results Announced
On Tuesday morning it was announced that St Patrick's Athletic, alongside Frontline Make Change, the Dublin South City Partnership, and the Kilmainham Inchicore Network had claimed the runner up prize in the nationwide category of Local Business and Community Response to Covid-19 initiative.
Whilst disappointed not to win the overall prize, I would like to congratulate the town of Tramore for their outstanding entry and subsequent success.
For ourselves as a club, it is great to receive recognition for our commitment to supporting our local community.
The club is an asset to the Inchicore area and must strive to play as active a role in local affairs as possible - providing that our involvement benefits the people living locally and the essential service providers that operate here.
We must never assume that we have an inherent knowledge of how we can benefit groups or individuals and must always seek to understand how we are perceived from those outside of our supporter base. Whilst we have been here for almost a century, we continue to have much to learn.
We need to be alert of the shifting demography of our catchment area and the socio-economic factors that accompany that shift.
For example, we must consider the short to medium term consequences of Covid-19 on our community, which groups will it affect the most and what role (if any) can we play in supporting them?
You can read more on this and other community updates from Dave Morrissey in our latest matchday programme: