Congratulations to Monkstown BC Chairman Tommy Rapple who was chosen for an award of "Long serving volunteer to Community" by DLRCC An Cathaoirleach Cormac Devlin.
Please explain why you feel the nominee deserves this award.
Tommy Rapple deserves this award. He originally set Monkstown Boxing Club up to help kids from getting into trouble (constant thought of others) around the Mounttown Flats/Fitzgerald Park area.
He has helped grow the club from its humble beginnings in a disused Flat to one of Irelands top boxing clubs, producing County & National Champions year on year.
His constant joking style of coaching and enthusiasm for boxing make nights in the boxing club more enjoyable, engaging and fun – while still challenging his boxers & coaches to learn. His committee meetings are informality with a real professionalism, always encouraging committee members & coaches to ask questions and become immersed in the club.
There is rarely a night that Tommy is not in the club and we are so grateful to him for generously sharing his time, knowledge and experience. We feel he is a fantastic chairman & boxing coach but more importantly we feel his coaching on life-skills to all our boxers is so important and greatly appreciated by all our members.
Tommy leaves a lasting impression on every boxer he meets, whether they’ve been coached by him or not. He really is an extraordinary, kind and caring man. All at the boxing club & local community are so lucky to have him involved, and long may he continue his excellent work.
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