In October 2017 Translink and Ulster GAA announced a new scheme to recognise the commitment of coaches of Gaelic games in Ulster.
The Translink Ulster GAA Coach of the Year Award is designed to recognise those coaches who, through exceptional commitment to the teaching and development of Gaelic games, put players, club and community first.
Following a call for nominations, we received dozens of submissions from clubs across the province. The standard was exceptionally high and reinforced the incredible standard of coaching and level of commitment which is on display on training fields across Ulster.
Our panel of judges including All Ireland Champion and Armagh Football Manager Kieran McGeeney and Irish News Sports Correspondent, Neil Loughran, had the difficult task of selecting a shortlist. After much deliberation, they chose one worthy finalist from each county in the province. With nine finalists up for the award, selecting an overall winner was no easy task – which is why we asked for your help!
Following public nominations, an independent judging panel selected the finalists for the Translink Ulster GAA Coach of the Year award – then it was over to you, the public, to get behind your coach and have the final say! Voting has now closed in the Translink Ulster GAA Coach of the Year Award. Winner to be announced soon! The winner will receive free coach travel for one year for their club team and specially commissioned Coach of the Year gear.
Director of Coaching & Games Development, Ulster GAA
Service Delivery Manager, Translink