Ballincollig Tidy Towns annual awards night was held recently with a crowd of just under 200 in attendance. In what was a very successful year, Ballincollig Tidy Towns Chairperson outlined activities and achievements for the year and emphasised that we as a community were up with the top towns in the Country. He stressed that voluntary groups like ourselves achieve success by working together and constantly striving to improve, but to do so one needs support in so many ways and here in Ballincollig we are very fortunate that such support is forthcoming from many parts of the community. Special thanks were given to key sponsors and well over 100 other businesses, schools and organisations that have supported the 2017 Window Sticker Campaign. Without the very generous support we receive from these organisations we would not be able to sustain the level of activity that we carry out week in week out. Without the people’s support for our sponsors, they could not support us and other loyal voluntary organisations within the Community, so we ask everyone to support all our sponsors where possible. Full results of the competitions are available on their facebook page so the following are just some of the 54 prize winners; Gaelscoil Uí Ríordáin were awarded 1st place in schools category 1 with Colaiste Choilm taking the honours in schools category 2. Tudor Rose on Main Street was best Retail Premises. Best Licensed Premises went to Tradehouse Central. In the Industrial and Commercial section Finbar O’Neill Sand and Gravel came out on top again this year. Rosenalee Care Centre were judged to have the best Commercial Floral Display. Best Front Garden went to Cie Hall from West Village. Best Window box and Best Hanging basket went to Ann Forde of Lee View, with Best Tub went to Marion Sheehan of Rosewood. The Church of St. Mary and St. John took first in the Public Building category. In the Lena Down’s Estate competition the category winners were Coolroe Heights, Westcliffe and Coolroe Meadows. Other estates in the prizes here were Ros Nua, Prospect Lawn, Glendower Court, Westcourt/Westcourt Heights, The Cloisters and Rosewood. Cranford Pines won the Estate Endeavour Award. The overall estate winner chosen from these areas by an independent adjudicator was Coolroe Meadows. Well done to all the other prize winners also. A great night was had by all celebrating after another great year. More news can be found on our facebook page or on Twitter (@BallincolligTT). Contact us by calling or text to Pat Clarke of Ballincollig Plant and Tool Hire in Innishmore, 087-6348807. We can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org . Don’t be afraid to join us any time you can, there is plenty of room and plenty to do!