The Bank of Ireland Ulster GAA Community Support Award has been created to recognise the outstanding contribution of GAA Clubs in their communities.
Ulster GAA is an inclusive, club and community focused organisation that is modern, innovative, and driven by volunteers.
Our clubs are at the centre of communities and we know that many of them go over and above their day-to-day operational activities to promote outreach, equality, diversity and inclusivity.
We want to hear about and showcase all of the fantastic work carried out by clubs in their wider communities.
We are calling on club officials to submit an application on behalf of their own clubs to highlight what they have been involved in over the last year.
After nominations have closed, a panel of experts will select a shortlist, to include one finalist from each county and they will receive a certificate and a £250 O’Neill’s Sports equipment voucher.
The panel will then review the nine county winners together and select the standout club who will claim the overall Bank of Ireland Ulster GAA Community Support Award, as well as receive a plaque and £1000 O’Neill’s Sports equipment voucher.
Nominations are open until Monday 28th November 2022.
When submitting your nomination, please remember that Bank of Ireland and Ulster GAA are looking for evidence to ensure the nominated clubs meet the following 3 requirements
How your club has been committed to community support and outreach over the last year?
What groups and individuals has your club engaged with?
What range of activities have been delivered and what has been the impact for those in the wider community as well as the benefits for your own club?
Submitting a nomination for your club is easy – just provide the required information and summaries of their community support initiatives in the boxes below.
Nominated clubs must be based in Ulster
The nomination process is open to all GAA, Camogie and Ladies Gaelic Football clubs.
Nominated clubs must be be willing and available to participate in PR photographs and other media profiling opportunities as requested by Bank of Ireland.
The nominating period will open on 24th October and will be accessible through ulster.gaa.ie. Each nominator will provide a full name and explanations (max: 500 words) outlining why their club should win the Community Support Award.
Nominations must be submitted by 11.59pm Monday 28th November 2022. Nominations after this time will not be included.
Following the nomination deadline, an independent panel will then select the most deserving clubs to be on the shortlist and subsequently, an overall winner.
To nominate your club for the Community Support Award, visit ulster.gaa.ie. Only nominations submitted via ulster.gaa.ie will be counted.
Employees of Ulster GAA or Bank of Ireland will not be eligible to submit club nominations.
The overall winning club will be announced via Ulster GAA digital media channels in December.
Bank of Ireland will arrange for delivery of prizes to all winning clubs and for PR photography as soon as possible after they have been publicly announced.