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Translink Young GAA Volunteer Awards

The Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Month Award is a new scheme designed to celebrate the important contribution young members of the association make to their clubs and communities.

Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie, Rounders and Handball clubs across Ulster are encouraged to nominate young people aged 14-24 years old, whose actions best demonstrate the volunteering ethos and community spirit, for the monthly award.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 

Submissions are invited to celebrate young people who have made an outstanding contribution to their club during each month. The nomination process opens on the 20th of each month and closes on the last day.

Each monthly winner will receive a certificate presented by Ulster GAA and Translink, as well complimentary Enterprise Class travel for 2 to Dublin, courtesy of Translink.

An overall Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Year will be awarded at the end of the season & the winner will receive a free set of jerseys for their club.

NOMINATE a young volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to be in with a chance of winning the all new Translink Young GAA Volunteer Monthly Awards here.

Download a nomination form here.

For further information
For further information on the Translink Young GAA Volunteer Award please contact Sharon Haughey-Grimley on 02837 517 180 or email sharon.haughey.ulster@gaa.ie 

Young Volunteer of Year 2018

The overall winner of the Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Year award was Cathal Mercer, 23, from Tir na nOg, Portadown.

2018 TRANSLINK ULSTER GAA YOUNG VOLUNTEER WINNERS:

MARCH 2018 WINNER

A coach from Moneymore GAC has been awarded the Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Month award for March 2018. Emmett Crozier (23), who is the lead coach of the minor team, was nominated by his club in recognition of his commitment and the time he dedicates to training, motivating and developing the club’s under-age squad.

APRIL 2018 WINNER

A hardworking PRO from Tír-na-nÓg GFC, Portadown has been awarded the Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Month award for April 2018. Cathal Mercer (23), who has transformed match reporting for the club, was nominated in recognition of the time and energy he commits to both attending games and keeping the Tír-na-nÓg’s membership across the world updated on results and fixtures.

MAY 2018 WINNER

A hardworking club secretary from St.Enda’s Derrymacash has been awarded the Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Month award for May 2018. Niamh McCarthy (23) was nominated in recognition of the time and energy she commits as a member of the club committee, as well as being a playing member of both the senior camogie team and the ladies Gaelic football team.

JUNE 2018 WINNER

Christopher Rice from Latton O’Rahilly GAA in County Monaghan has been awarded the Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer award for June 2018.

AUGUST 2018 WINNER

Shannon Carroll from the St John Bosco club in Newry is the latest winner of the Translink Ulster GAA Volunteer of the Month award. Shannon came out on top of nominations from clubs across Ulster. The judges were struck by her commitment to youth work and fundraising, both of which she does alongside playing for the senior ladies’ football team.

SEPTEMBER 2018 WINNER

Lára Goldrick from Naomh Treasa GAC Belfast is the September winner of the Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Month award. Twenty-four year-old Lára was selected as the winner following nominations from clubs across Ulster. The judging panel were particularly struck by her fundraising efforts, as well as her commitment to both playing and coaching.

2017 TRANSLINK ULSTER GAA YOUNG VOLUNTEER WINNERS:

APRIL 2017 WINNER

16 Year old Sarah Malone from Aghaderg GFC, Camogie & Ballyvarley HC  receiving her award with Donal Moran, Chairman Aghaderg GAC, Mark Mullan, Assistant Service Delivery Manager, Translink and Diarmaid Marsden, Head of Club & Community Development, Ulster GAA

MAY 2017 WINNER

20 year old Pádraigín Kelly from Loughmacrory GAA won the Translink Young GAA Volunteer Award for May, pictured with Sean Falls, Service Delivery Manager, Translink and Ciaran McLaughlin, Ulster GAA

JUNE 2017 WINNER

St Gall’s GAC Belfast young volunteer Sean Kelly Junior has been awarded the Translink Young GAA Volunteer Award for June. He is pictured here receiving his award from Sharon Haughey-Grimley, Ulster GAA and Sean McGreevy, Translink.

JULY 2017 WINNER

A young 15 year old GAA volunteer from Mountnugent GAA, Co Cavan has been awarded the prestigious Translink Young GAA Volunteer Award for July. Pictured receiving his award from Diarmaid Marsden, Head of Club and Community Development Department, Ulster GAA and Sean Falls, Service Delivery Manager, Translink is July winner Ned Brunton.

AUGUST 2017 WINNER

Ulster GAA in association with Translink has unearthed an outstanding young GAA volunteer from Killeavy GAA, Co Armagh. 24 year old Cliodhna McAteer has been awarded the Translink Young GAA Volunteer of the Month Award for August 2017 following a nomination from her club which demonstrated her outstanding contribution to Killeavy GAA.

SEPTEMBER 2017 WINNER

An inspiring young GAA volunteer from Ardoyne Kickhams Ladies GAC picked up the prestigious Translink Young GAA Volunteer of the Month award for September. Sixteen year old Laura Vernon has been described as an inspiration and mentor to younger members of her club.

OCTOBER 2017 WINNER

An inspirational young GAA volunteer from Killanny has won the Translink Young Volunteer of the Month Award for October. Following a recent illness, twenty two year old Andrew Kieran has been an outstanding role model for all young people and a symbol of hope for all those battling sickness within the GAA community.

NOVEMBER 2017 WINNER

23 year old Tomas McCaffrey has been awarded the Translink Young GAA Volunteer of the Month Award for November 2017, following a nomination from his club which demonstrated his outstanding contribution to the Enniskillen Gaels club.

DECEMBER 2017 WINNER

Ulster GAA in association with Translink has selected an 18 year-old Gael from Mayobridge GAC as the winner of the Translink Young Volunteer Award for December 2017. Nicole Keenan impressed judges with a nomination which detailed an exceptional level of commitment and passion for culture within her GAA club.

For further information
For further information on the Translink Young GAA Volunteer Award please contact Sharon Haughey-Grimley on 02837 517 180 or email sharon.haughey.ulster@gaa.ie

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