Lára Goldrick from Naomh Treasa GAC Belfast is the latest winner of the Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Month award. The accolade is presented to one young person each month whose efforts best demonstrate the volunteering spirit of the GAA.
Twenty-four year-old Lára was selected as the winner following nominations from clubs across Ulster. The judging panel were particularly struck by her fundraising efforts, as well as her commitment to both playing and coaching.
As a member of the ladies’ senior team, she has also committed to training her fellow players to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to perform at their best. In addition, Lára also finds time to develop younger players, dedicating evenings to youth matches and juvenile training sessions.
Presenting Lára with her award, Sean McGreevy, Translink said:
“I am delighted to present Lára with this award on behalf of Translink. Despite having university and work commitments, she manages to volunteer a huge amount of time for her club and teammates. The impact she has on her community is evident and it is clear that her club and parish are very appreciative of these efforts.”
Diarmuid Marsden, Head of Club and Community Development Ulster GAA added:
“On behalf of Ulster GAA I’d like to congratulate Lára on winning this award, which is presented in recognition of her volunteering efforts during the month of September. The Volunteer of the Month initiative recognises the time, talent and commitment young people give to the communities we serve and each month we continue to be very impressed with the standard of nominations. Lára has made a hugely positive impact on the Naomh Treasa community and stood out as a great ambassador for young people across the province, making her a very worthy winner.”
Applications for the November Young Volunteer of the Month award are now open. To nominate a young person aged 14-24 for the accolade visit ulster.gaa.ie/youngvolunteeraward/