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Young Killanny kit man lifts Translink Young GAA Volunteer August Award

October 7th, 2019

A 24-year-old man, Adam Grimes, has been awarded Translink Young GAA Volunteer for August for his mammoth contribution to his club Killanny, Co Monaghan.

Presenting the award, Ulster GAA Treasurer Michael Geoghegan said: “It is an honour to present an award to a young man who is dedicated to his club Killanny. As kit man for the senior team he plays a vital role in the team preparation and success.  He is highly respected within the club and we are delighted to honour his volunteering effort.”

Liam Conlon from Translink added: “It is inspirational to meet young volunteers, like Adam Grimes, who are making a real difference in their club through volunteering.  Adam is undoubtedly a big part of the Killanny team providing a vital service to the club.  I extend my warmest congratulations to him, as he now joins a group of outstanding young volunteers who have won this award over the past few years.”

Killanny Development Officer Donal McArdle highlighted the club’s pride in Adam winning this prestigious award saying: “Our team and club would love to see Adam on the big stage getting the recognition he deserves for all the unseen work he does. Everyone knows Adam as the gentle giant that has a big heart for Killanny GFC.  He is an unsung hero always there hail, rain or snow doing the same job now the last 5 years helping the team lift trophies in the process, which see us go from junior to senior in two years. Adam is one in a million that is always there to help, he has developed his own skills through his kit man job.”