Volunteer Awards To Be Unveiled Today

The Federation of Irish Sport, supported by EBS, will today announce the winners of the 2019 Volunteers in Sport Awards.

The awards are making a welcome return having dropped off the calendar since they were last presented in 2014.

They are a celebration of all that is good about some 450,000 volunteers delivering sport in Ireland week in week out.

First held in 2007, the awards recognise coaches, managers, officials and administrators who give of their time to grow and develop amateur sports.

The commitment, dedication and leadership of Ireland’s sporting volunteers across an estimated 14,000 clubs allow athletes and communities to participate in sport all around the country.

It is estimated that over a million hours are put into sport on a weekly basis by adults volunteering in sport.

Members of the public were invited to nominate an individual whose contribution to their sport has made a real difference and to provide details on the person nominated.

Today there will be a winner named from all 32 counties as well as a Team of Volunteers Awards and a Lifetime Award.

Previous winners include Liam Sheedy, who managed Tipperary to All Ireland Senior success in 2010 and again this year; Oliver O’Neill, youth coach and father of Olympic Boxer Darren O’Neill; and Dublin City Marathon organiser Jim Aughney.

The Awards will be announced at Farmleigh House this afternoon and we will have a full report on Sport for Business tomorrow morning.

Sport for Business Sport for Social Good will take place again for a third year in September 2020, kicking off with a Members Round Table to look at the different ways in which commercial partnerships with sport can deliver real social impact in the Spring.

You can download a copy of the 2019 Sport for Social Good Report by clicking on the image below and you can get in touch with us at any stage to state your claim to being involved next year.

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