Martin O’Neill to honour young
REPUBLIC of Ireland
manager Martin O'Neill says young people must be
inspired to become the leaders of tomorrow.
O'Neill will be guest of honour at a Donegal awards
ceremony next week recognising young people who
volunteer in their communities throughout the island
The Ireland soccer boss, who is a big advocate of
youth participation in sport and the community, will
present the trophies at the eighth Pramerica Spirit
of Community Awards.
Republic of Ireland manager Martin
He said the event
provided valuable recognition for dedicated young
“We need to celebrate our young people today to
inspire them into being leaders of tomorrow,” said
“We salute the 20 finalists for this programme and
the other young people who are helping those in
need," he added.
The awards are held in partnership with the National
Association of Principals and Deputy Principals and
the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland.
The selection committee that will choose the two
All-Ireland Youth Volunteers of the Year will
include John Hume as chair; Andrea McBride,
Pramerica; Ivan Arbuthnot, GTCNI; Clive Byrne,
Director, NAPD; Wendy Osbourne, CEO Volunteer Now
and Yvonne McKenna, CEO Volunteer Ireland.
The event will see the two overall All Ireland Youth
Volunteers of the Year being named.
The gala ceremony takes place at Lough Eske Castle,
Co Donegal, on Wednesday, March 26.