Alan Murray - 2015 winner of the Matt Dunnachie Award
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The late Alan Murray has been chosen as the 2015 winner of the Matt Dunnachie Award and his wife Kathleen accepted the trophy from Brian Connolly, convener of Carrick Sports Club, in the Carrick Centre recently.

The family of the late Matt Dunnachie donated a silver trophy to Carrick Sports Club in 2007 and Mr Connolly told staff and volunteers at the Carrick Centre, “This trophy is awarded on an annual basis to an individual or organisation who has contributed to life in the town of Maybole over the years. “It is the equivalent of the town’s Citizen of the Year Award and this is the first time the Award has been made posthumously. He briefly outlined Alan’s involvement in the town over many years and commented on his work even when he was ill.

“This year the award goes to Alan Murray,” he continued, “who spent many years involved with various organisations in the town; there are many groups in Maybole and the surrounding villages who have cause to thank him for what he did. “This award is to say ‘thank you’ to Alan, as well as Kathleen and their family, from the people of Maybole.”

He then presented the trophy to Mrs Murray who thanked him and added that Alan had never looked for such recognition. “He just loved the town,” she said. Bill McCubbin, chair of the committee which selects the awardee, presented Mrs Murray with a framed certificate.