Civic reception for local athlete Mary Fitzgerald

A local athlete was celebrated last night as Kilkenny County Council held a civic reception for Mary Fitzgerald.

She’s a member of Gowran Athletic Club, who competes in javelin, shot put and discus & holds the Irish record in all three of her events.

Mary returned from the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports games in Dubai in February where she picked up three gold medals for Ireland while also setting a new Irish record for shot put.

She was also named as the KCLR & David Buggy Motors Sport Star for that month.

Speaking to KCLR’s Lynda Mooney, the 19 year old said she was delighted with the recognition.