The Irish News have unveiled the winners of their highly contested Irish News School, Club & Volunteer Awards. The Awards initiative now in year 13th recognizes and rewards GAA Clubs, Schools & Volunteers throughout Ulster for their commitment to gaelic games and their community irrespective of their playing ability.
Noel Doran editor Irish News, congratulated all the clubs, schools and volunteers that received awards adding that ‘the Irish News Club & Volunteer awards are tangible proof that our clubs, our volunteers & our schools are indeed the foundation of the GAA.’
He added, ‘the Irish News School, Club & Volunteer Awards have proven to be overwhelmingly successful as recognition for the hard work of the winning clubs, volunteers and schools. The awards are a great celebration of the vibrant communities that are created by schools, clubs and volunteers right across Ulster.’
Martin McAviney, Ulster GAA President commented, ‘Comhairle Uladh CLG are delighted to partner the Irish News Club & Volunteer Awards which recognise the work and vision of the GAA grassroots in Ulster. I commend the Irish News on this excellent venture and I would like to congratulate the winning clubs, volunteers and schools.’
Attending the awards at the Wellington Park Hotel was Anto Finnegan who offered words of advice and support to the clubs, schools and volunteers attending.
The winning clubs were awarded a £1,000 Irish News development cheque & a £1,000 O’Neills Sportswear voucher.
In addition 2 new awards were introduced – Irish News Club Initiative of the Year & Irish News Overseas club.
CLUB AWARD WINNER Glenullin GAC
HIGHLY COMMENDED InniskeenGrattans
CLUB AWARD WINNER AnRiocht
HIGHLY COMMENDED Derrynoose GAC
CLUB AWARD WINNER CumannChluainDaimh
HIGHLY COMMENDED DrumraghSarsfields GAC
Club Initiative of the Year Award
Naomh Eoin GAC
CLUB VOLUNTEER AWARD Pat Wray
Brookeborough Heber MacMahons GAC
CLUB VOLUNTEER AWARD Seamus Curran
CLUB VOLUNTEER AWARD Paul Carville
YOUNG VOLUNTEERS AWARD Niall Mulrine
An Eochair GFC
PRIMARY WINNER St Dallan’s PS, Warrenpoint
HIGHLY COMMENDED St John’s PS, Coleraine
SECOND LEVEL WINNER St Louis Grammar, Ballymena
HIGHLY COMMENDED St Colman’s College, Newry
OVERSEAS AWARD Shannon Gaels GAA
For further information and images contact John Brolly Marketing Manager at The Irish News.
Tel: 028 9033 7519 or 07976 584 021