THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to announce details of the 2019 LGFA Volunteer of the Year awards. Administrators, coaches and media are among those who will be honoured across nine categories.

 

The scheme will once again recognise winners from 2019 in the following categories with the awards taking place in early 2019.

Please click on any of categories below to nominate your volunteer:

 

Club Committee Officer of the Year Award

This award will be made to a club committee officer who has devoted time and energy and shown exceptional dedication to their role for the betterment of ladies gaelic football.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Must be a volunteer i.e. not a paid position
  • Has volunteered at Club level in the past 12 months
  • Must be an official LGFA officer i.e. hold the position of chair, secretary, etc. on committee
  • Has given up a substantial amount of time during the previous 12 months to volunteer in our sport
  • Has contributed significantly to the LGFA club they are involved with

 

County/Provincial Officer of the Year Award

This award will be made to a county executive or provincial council officer who has devoted time and energy and shown exceptional dedication to their role for the betterment of ladies gaelic football.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Must be a volunteer i.e. not a paid position
  • Has volunteered at County or Provincial level in the past 12 months
  • Must be an official LGFA officer i.e. hold the position of chair, secretary, etc. on committee
  • Has given up a substantial amount of time during the previous 12 months to volunteer in our sport
  • Has contributed significantly to the LGFA unit they are involved with

 

Young Volunteer of The Year Award

This award will be made to a volunteer aged 20 years or younger. This award looks for young coaches or administrators who have invested in their own development and have made a significant impact on the people coach or the LGFA committee they volunteer with.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Has volunteered in any aspect of their Club, County, Province or at National level and without them, the organisation would not be the same
  • Must be an official LGFA officer or coach
  • Has given up a substantial amount of time to volunteer in our sport during the previous 12 months
  • Has been an inspiration and is a positive role model
  • Has demonstrated innovative practice in their coaching

 

School Coach of the Year Award

This award will be made to a teacher who has dedicated time and enthusiasm to the introduction and early development of ladies Gaelic football for young girls in primary or post primary school.

What We are looking for:

  • Must be teacher from Primary or Post Primary level
  • Has coached the girls school team during the previous 12 months
  • Has consistently promoted the philosophy of fair play and sportsmanship
  • Has been a key figure for increasing girl’s participation in ladies Gaelic football in the school

 

Club Coach of the Year Award

This award will be made to a coach who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of players and teams and has significantly increased the sporting opportunities available and participation levels within their community.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Must be an LGFA registered coach and coaching female team(s) during the previous 12 months
  • Has delivered regular quality coaching sessions to a team or teams in the club
  • Created a safe and enjoyable environment for participation and inspiring players
  • Has contributed to the development of the skills of a team
  • Has demonstrated innovative practice in their coaching

 

PRO of the Year Award

This award will be made to a PRO who has shown commitment and innovation to promote ladies Gaelic football to the best of their ability. Their dedication has seen a major improvement in the profile of our game.

What We are looking for:

  • Must be a volunteer i.e. not a paid position
  • Has volunteered at Club, County, Provincial or National level during the previous 12 months
  • Must be an official LGFA PRO
  • Has worked tirelessly to promote ladies Gaelic football in the best possible way

 

Local Journalist of the Year Award

This award is open to local journalists who have devoted time on a regular basis to promote ladies Gaelic football through any media outlet. This can be related to any aspect of our sport but the journalist must have consistent published or broadcasted pieces in relation to ladies Gaelic football at a local level.

What We are looking for:

  • Must be from a local media outlet
  • Must report regularly on Ladies Gaelic Football
  • Has provided unique insights and promotions of our game during the previous 12 months

 

Lulu Carroll Award for Overall Volunteer of the Year Award

The Lulu Carroll award will be presented to an individual who has shown outstanding dedication or has made an exceptional contribution to Volunteering in Ladies Gaelic Football.

What We are looking for:

  • Has worked in any aspect of their school, Club, County, Province or at National level and without them, the organisation would not be the same
  • Has given up a substantial amount of time to volunteer in our sport during the previous 12 months
  • Has been an inspiration and is a positive role model for everyone in the Association

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Hall of Fame Award

The Volunteer Hall of Fame Award will be presented to an individual who has given exceptional service or made an outstanding contribution to volunteering in ladies Gaelic football over an extended time period.

What are we Looking For:

  • Has volunteered in any aspect of their Club, County, Province or at National level and without them, the organisation would not be the same
  • Has given up a substantial amount of time to volunteer in our sport over a number of years
  • Has been an inspiration and is a positive role model for everyone in the Association

 

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The Overall Volunteer of the Year will receive the Lulu Carroll award, named after the late Lulu Carroll, who was a 2001 All-Ireland senior medallist with Laois.

Lulu, who passed away in 2007, was a committed servant to Ladies Football at club and county levels, and one of the game’s most popular and well-known figures.

Lulu, a former All-Star recipient, also won eight Leinster titles with Laois, along with six county senior titles and a provincial crown at club level with Timahoe.

 

Edel Conway, from Doonbeg, Co Clare, is presented with the Lulu Carroll Award as the Overall Volunteer of the Year Award Winner by Ladies Gaelic Football Association President Marie Hickey

 

The closing date for the LGFA National Volunteer Awards is Friday 15th November at 5pm

 

 

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