Volunteering efforts of young people recognised with GoldMark Award

April 18th, 2018

Young GAA volunteers from two Ulster Clubs were recently recognised for their contribution to the organisation with a GoldMark award.

Hailing from Ballinascreen GAC, volunteer Niamh Hickson was achieved a GoldMark accolade for her 50 hours coaching underage Ladies Football, volunteering at Club Summer Camps and other club functions while her Clubmate Cathaoir Gribben also achieved 200 hours award for taking underage Hurling teams as well as various other activities such as refereeing & officiating as an Umpire.

Comhghairdeas also goes to Newtownstewart’s Sarah O’Brien who was recognised with a Pioneer Award for contributing 200 hours of her time in volunteering efforts and activities on behalf of her Club.

GoldMark aims to recognise and reward the volunteering efforts of young people in sport. There are 3 levels of award – 50 hours, 100 hours and 200 hours of Excellence. Certificates are awarded for all three levels.

GoldMark requires young volunteers to simply record their volunteering activities and hours, get them signed off by your club co-ordinator and send your completed volunteer record to Ulster GAA for award.

Anyone interested in participating in this programme should contact ashelene.groogan.ulster@gaa.ie or phone 028 3751 7180.