Two local heroes will have their well-deserved moment in the spotlight this week when the Garda Youth Awards are televised on RTE.
Ruby Hurst (20) and Odhrán O’Neill (19) from Ballyshannon were awarded for saving the life of their classmate last year.
The former Coláiste Cholmcille students acted quickly to perform CPR on their classmate and, thanks to their immediate efforts on that fateful day, the young person was given a chance to live.
Ruby and Odhrán were both honoured with the Community Safety Award from An Garda Siochana and the Des Kenny Award from Irish Water Safety.
The inaugural Garda Youth Awards took place on the 27th of April. They will now be televised on a Today Show Special on RTE One, this Tuesday 18th June at 7pm.
The awards saw 22 prizes presented to over 100 young people aged 13 – 21 in recognition of their contribution to making their communities better places to live.
Odhrán and Ruby were nominated by Principal Jimmy Keogh of Coláiste Cholmcille and highly praised for their decision to sign on for the life-saving CPR course.