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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 

2019 TRANSLINK ULSTER GAA YOUNG VOLUNTEER WINNERS:

AUGUST 2019 WINNER

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.

JULY 2019 WINNER

The Translink Young GAA Volunteer of the Month for July has been awarded to Erin Byrne, following inspirational volunteering at her club Saval GAC, County Down. 14 year old Erin Byrne has been volunteering with her club for some time now and during July excelled with the time and contribution she made to her club.

JUNE 2019 WINNER

15 year old Ciaran McGinley has won the Translink Young GAA Volunteer of the Month for June for his spectacular effort in developing Ladies Gaelic in his club. Ciaran, from St Enda’s GAC Glengormley, impressed the judging panel for his dedication and hard work to developing the women’s code while playing Gaelic Football himself.

MAY 2019 WINNER

Ciaran Foster, 19, from Moy Tír na nÓg in Tyrone has been selected as Translink Young Volunteer for May 2019. Ciaran has made a significant impact in his club ever since a bad injury ended his playing career at a young age.

APRIL 2019 WINNER

Corin McMonagle, 21,  from St Mary’s GAC Slaughtmanus, Derry has been awarded Translink Young Volunteer for April. Corin is heavily involved in his club in Slaughtmanus as a player and volunteer coach in the local primary school and also for a number of underage teams.

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:

DECEMBER 2018 WINNER

Translink and Ulster GAA presented the Young Volunteer of the Month for December award to twin sisters from Cushendall. Emer and Áine Quinn, 17-year-old siblings from Ruairí Óg GAC were given the prize in recognition of their outstanding contribution to both club and community.

NOVEMBER 2018 WINNER

Meabh Kelly from Patrick Sarsfield GAC and Ava Finnegan from St Paul’s GAC, Belfast are the joint winners of the November Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Month award. This month’s award, recognises two young volunteers who demonstrated the real impact that can be made through volunteering together in sport. In recognition of this, Meabh and Ava are the first ever joint winners of the award.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Young Volunteer of Year 2017

Fifteen-year-old Sean Kelly, a member of St. Gall’s GAA Club in Belfast has been announced as the overall winner of the Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Year Award for 2017.

2017 TRANSLINK ULSTER GAA YOUNG VOLUNTEER WINNERS:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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