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Things you need to know

  • Only valid (complete and accurate) entries will be considered.
  • All nominations will be considered by the Selection Committee to identify a short list of finalists to present to the esteemed judging panel for final decision.
  • All entries will receive an automated response to confirm receipt of nomination.
  • Entries close on midnight on Wednesday 8th February 2023.
  • There will be an in-person awards ceremony on 22nd March 2023, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown in Dublin to present each county winner with their commemorative award.

Judging Process

All entries received will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and shortlisted for judging by the Judging Panel. For a details of the judging panel click here.


Selection Criteria

When evaluating the candidates, the Selection Committee will consider the following:

  • Length of service as a volunteer (minimum 2 years).
  • Number of roles served within the club or sporting organisation.
  • Impact on the club or sporting organisation and the wider impact on the community.
  • Dedication to the sport, growing participation, inclusivity or innovation.
  • Overall merit.
  • Other qualities.

Rules & Eligibility

  • Each nominee must have served in his/her voluntary role for no less than 2 years and must still be acting in the role for which he/she are being nominated.
  • There will be 32 county awards and an Outstanding Achievement award.
  • Individuals who receive pay in return for their services will not be eligible. The reimbursement of expenses is not considered pay for the purposes of these awards.
  • You may not nominate yourself for this award.
  • Contact details for the nominated individual must be provided.
  • Entries can only by made via the online entry form.
  • Each entry will receive an automated response confirming receipt of entry.
  • Due to the large number of entries individual feedback on nominations is not provided.
  • Other than what is required, do not send any additional information as such material cannot be considered.
  • Each nomination must have their club secretary or sporting organisation approval.
  • The successful candidates will each receive a special commemorative award. The awards will be presented at an in-person ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown in Dublin, on 22nd March 2023. 
  • Before receiving an award each nominee will be required to sign a waiver form granting the Awards organisers together with any Award Sponsor the right to the use of his/her name, likeness or photograph without compensation in any publicity or for promotional purposes carried out.
  • The winners will be announced on Only the final 33 winners will be contacted directly.
  • All proposed award winners will be subject to Garda Vetting
  • Those nominated for roles working with children or vulnerable adults will be subject to a garda vetting check to ensure compliance.
  • Being nominated for another volunteer scheme does not preclude entry under this particular scheme
  • All decisions are final.
  • Event organisers reserve the right to amend dates.
  • The judging process will be based on the content of the nomination form and not the amount of nominations received per individual.

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