Translink Ulster GAA Coach of the Year Award now open

Down GAA football manager, James McCartan, joined Ulster GAA and Translinkrepresentatives at Páirc Esler, Newry, this week to officially launch the latest Coach ofthe Year Award.
Pictured at the launch of the Translink Ulster GAA Coach Of The Year Award at Páirc Esler, Newry, is
James McCartan, Down Football Manager, Gerry D'Arcy, Translink Service Assistant Delivery Manager,
Michael Geoghegan, Ulster GAA Vice President, and Eugene Young, Ulster GAA Director of Coaching & Games
Development.Pictured at the launch of the Translink Ulster GAA Coach Of The Year Award at Páirc Esler, Newry, is
James McCartan, Down Football Manager, Gerry D'Arcy, Translink Service Assistant Delivery Manager,
Michael Geoghegan, Ulster GAA Vice President, and Eugene Young, Ulster GAA Director of Coaching & Games
Development.
Pictured at the launch of the Translink Ulster GAA Coach Of The Year Award at Páirc Esler, Newry, is James McCartan, Down Football Manager, Gerry D'Arcy, Translink Service Assistant Delivery Manager, Michael Geoghegan, Ulster GAA Vice President, and Eugene Young, Ulster GAA Director of Coaching & Games Development.

Now in its fourth year, the initiative celebrates the work carried out by volunteer club coaches

and managers across the province, recognising their outstanding contribution to Gaelic

games and local communities here. The awards are free to enter and club coaches from

across every code and level in Ulster are eligible.

Players, parents, committee members and supporters have until Sunday February 13th to put

forward their entry. Following public nominations, a panel of experts including two-time All-

Ireland winner, James McCartan and Irish News sportswriter, Neil Loughran, will select one

finalist from each county to go forward to a public vote.

The overall winner will be announced at the end of February and will receive specially

commissioned O'Neill’s Sportswear for themselves, and free coach travel for their team,

courtesy of Translink.

Encouraging everyone to get nominating, Translink Assistant Service Delivery Manager,

Gerry D’Arcy, said: “Following the huge success of this initiative in recent years, we are delighted to partner with

Ulster GAA again on the Coach of the Year award, which celebrates the superb work carried

out by volunteer coaches at all levels within the Association last season.

“There are hundreds off grassroots managers and coaches who make a big contribution to

the communities Translink serves, so we’re pleased to be able to recognise them in this way.

“So, whether it’s a youth manager who always goes the extra mile, rain, hail or shine, to

make sport fun for the stars of the future, or a senior coach who inspires everyone in the club

with their passion and commitment, submit your nomination and let us hear about them.”

Ulster GAA Vice President Michael Geoghegan added: “Ulster GAA is delighted to see the return of this award, in partnership with Translink, to

recognise volunteer coaches across the province.

“GAA coaches really are the driving force behind our players, assisting them to achieve their

full potential, across all codes and grades.

“I would ask club members and players to have their say by nominating someone who they

believe made an outstanding contribution to their club in the last season.”

To nominate a coach for this award, visit ulster.gaa.ie/translinkcoachoftheyear

Nominations close 5pm Sunday 13th February 2022.

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