Up until the last 24 hours of voting, it was a race between young singing sensation Maiú Levi Lawlor and teenage community titan Rachel Casey…
There were a few others garnering the love, and the votes, such as Ross McParland, Colette Talbot Stewart, Eilo Vickers, John Glynn and Brenda Chambers…
In those last 48 hours though, Alan Rowlette started getting the votes. Most of them seemed tongue-in-cheek, but, the word soon spread amongst those who knew the Greystones snapper – and he was soon out in the lead.
Way out in the lead.
To the point that the late surge in votes all across the board really made no difference.
This is the man who makes the Gavin Glynn Foundation look good. And is always there to shine a light on the town’s budding young football stars. For free.
And it’s really all down to that wild and crazy guy, Damian McKeever, who decided on Tuesday morning that charity do-gooders and kids with dreams were no match for the giggle to be had in calling on all his Facebook friends to Vote For Alan. His equally-hilarious buddies responded.
We live in exciting, viral-led, mob-fed times.
And so it is that Alan Rowlette joins our two previous winners, Bridie Mooney and Declan McLoughlin, as the Greystones Person Of The Year for 2018. And deservedly so.
We’ll be catching up with the man himself in the coming days, to present him with perhaps the most important framed cert of his life. It will certainly be the one Alan can boast about the most…
Big thanks to Jim and Wood Group Homes for sponsoring this year’s event. You can find out more about this groovy Greystones institution here.
With the competition always open to everyone and anyone, it was it was great to see such a wide range of good people given the recognition by their fellow Greystonians over the hundreds of votes.
Sure, everyone in this town is a winner, baby. Only not quite as much as Alan.
You can check out the previous Greystones Person Of The Year winners here.
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