Young Cavan Groundsman wins Volunteer of the Month

August 18th, 2017 | News

A young 15 year old GAA volunteer from Mountnugent GAA, Co Cavan has been awarded the prestigious Translink Young GAA Volunteer Award for July.

Ned Brunton impressed judges with his dedication and commitment to his club across a range of areas including grounds maintenance, pitch set-up, officiating as an umpire and assistance with the senior team.

Congratulating the young GAA volunteer, Ulster GAA Vice Chairperson Oliver Galligan said, “Rarely would you find a young volunteer making such a huge impact on his club. His efforts on grounds maintenance are exemplary and were really showcased during the All Ireland Féile which was hosted at his club. For a young man to make such a positive contribution to his club is inspirational and I have no doubt that Ned will have a very long and bright future in the GAA.”

Mountnugent GAA Secretary John Duffy said his club was absolutely thrilled for Ned Brunton to win this esteemed award:

“As a Club Ned stands for what we are and what we want to be ….at every age level. Since March, Ned has become the grounds man spending at least an evening and a Saturday mowing the two pitches, strimming, spraying, lining. One of the proudest days for him was the Saturday of Feile when his “Headquarters looked as good as Croker”. To say he is a perfectionist is an understatement.”

Sean Falls, Service Delivery Manager, Translink said:

“I’m delighted to present this award to Ned on behalf of Translink. It is in recognition of the many hours of hard work he has committed to his club and it’s a privilege to help celebrate these efforts. The standard of nominees was extremely high, so this recognition is a real credit to Ned’s commitment and the impact he makes in his area.”

Translink in association with Ulster GAA runs the highly prestigious Translink Young GAA Volunteer of the Month award, open to all young GAA volunteers across Ulster aged 14-24years.

For more information on the Awards please contact Sharon.haughey.ulster@gaa.ie or phone Sharon on 02837 517180

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