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Irish News Club & Volunteer Awards

May 6th, 2008

club-volunteer-awards.jpgThe Irish News unveiled the winners of their highly contested Irish News Club & Volunteer Awards. The Awards initiative 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 of The 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 GAA.’

He added, ‘the Irish News Club & Volunteer Awards have proven to be overwhelmingly successful as recognition for the hard work of the winning clubs, volunteers and schools. We were simply over-whelmed by the huge response to our awards and delighted that we can help support grassroots GAA across Ulster.’

Tom Daly, President Ulster Council GAA commented, ‘The Ulster Council 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.’

Patricia Goldsmith, Sales Director at O’Neills Sports Wear commented, ‘O’Neills Sportswear strive at all times to put something back into the game and to ensure that the benefit of our support is felt at all levels – especially club level.’

Karla Quinn, Marketing Executive for Energise Sport, said, ‘Energise Sport is very proud to sponsor these awards as we believe it’s vitally important to recognize the great work done at club and volunteer level. So much unseen effort goes on across the province and the Irish News awards help put the spotlight on our GAA heroes. It’s a great honour to give those who work so hard the recognition they deserve. Let’s continue to build a vibrant and energetic GAA.”

Malachy Toner of the Mooney Hotel Group said, ‘The Mooney Hotel Group is delighted to be involved in such a great initiative to help support club development and also reward clubs & volunteers for all the hard work that at times goes unnoticed.’

The winning clubs were awarded a £1,000 Irish News development cheque & a £1,000 O’Neills Sports Wear voucher.

Club – Small Carey Faughs GAC
Club – Small Highly Commended Cuchulainn Hurling Club
Club – Medium Teemore Shamrocks
Club – Medium Highly Commended John Mitchel’s GAC
Club – Large Clonduff GAC
Club – Large Highly Commended Carryduff GAC
Volunteer – Small Con Mag Aoidh Glenravel GAC
Volunteer – Medium St Michael’s Lissan GAC
Volunteer – Large Watty Graham’s GAC
Club – Special St Comgalls GAC
School – Primary St Patrick’s Primary School Armagh
School – Secondary St Mary’s Christian Brothers Grammar School Belfast

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