Fearghal Casey presented with volunteer awards

“Being part of the GAA is about being part of a strong tradition that prides itself on volunteerism and our amateur ethos. Everyone involved in the GAA is there because they share in the passion for our games, love for our culture and desire to be part of Ireland’s largest sporting and cultural organisation.”

On Friday 27 May, following their Friday evening league game, Carryduff GAC Under 13 hurlers saw their coach, Fearghal Casey, being presented with his Sport Inspire Award (signed by Minister of Communities, Deirdre Hargey) and his Volunteer Now Impact Award. Completing his 50 hours of volunteering Fearghal has shown great commitment, energy and passion making a real impact on the boys that he has been coaching.

The Sports Inspire Award and Volunteer Now Impact Award are prestigious awards which young people can showcase on their UCAS applications, CVs and job applications. Both these awards programmes aim to highlight the positive work young people are undertaking in their communities which also helps develop their skills and knowledge base. They will undoubtedly set them apart in applications and interviews. It has great benefits both for the sports clubs involved and for the young volunteers participating.

Our aspiration is to have Carryduff GAC located at “the heart of the Community” – an Croí an Phobail. It therefore is not only important for us as a club and our wider GAA organisation to foster our volunteer ethos, but also to provide an opportunity to develop the skills and talents of our young people.

Pictured above: Fearghal Casey, being presented with his Sport Inspire and Volunteer Now Impact awards for 50 hours coaching the Under 13 hurlers. These awards recognise “young people’s commitment, skill, energy and passion to make a difference ..” in their communities

For those interested in this programme, please contact your coach or email secretary.carryduff.down@gaa.ie