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County Down groundsman wins Translink Young Volunteer of the Month Award

May 12th, 2022

21-year-old GAA volunteer Tiarnach Magee from Liatroim Fontenoys GAC, County Down, has been awarded the prestigious Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Month award for April.

Tiarnach impressed judges with his dedication to grounds maintenance and set up, ensuring that his club’s facilities were in good condition for members, players and visiting teams.

Congratulating the young GAA volunteer, Ulster GAA Public Relations Officer, Michael McArdle said:

“Tiarnach is an example of how a young person can have a major impact in their GAA club. He is an enthusiastic club member willing to give hundreds of hours to maintaining the facilities at Liatroim Fontenoys GAC, taking great pride in making sure his club’s pitches are match ready.”

Ciarán Mackin, Senior Inspector at Translink said:

“At Translink we pride ourselves on our role serving local people across Northern Ireland. I’m delighted to present this award to Tiarnach in recognition of the many hours of hard work he has committed to his club, which has a really positive impact on the wider community. The standard of nominees was extremely high, so this award is a real credit to Tiarnach’s commitment and the impact he makes within his club and surrounding community.”

Liatroim Fontenoys Club Health & Wellbeing Officer, Laura Owens, said:

“Tiarnach is an exceptional young volunteer who is responsible for preparing pitches, floodlights, netting and scoreboards for matches across all four codes played at our club, contributing a massive number of hours. Despite his hectic work and study schedule, Tiarnach is at the grounds every day. He is invaluable to our club and his dedication is remarkable for such a young man”

The Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of Month Award celebrates the outstanding contribution made by young members aged 16-24 to their clubs and communities. Each month throughout the 2022 season, a winner will be selected who best represents the volunteering ethos of the GAA.

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