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2021 Electric Ireland Special Recognition Awards

Mon 30th Aug

2021 Electric Ireland Special Recognition Awards

There are two unique Electric Ireland GAA awards that will take into consideration the difficulties experienced this year by players and communities across the country and will see Electric Ireland recognise Minors who have gone above and beyond in their community during the challenges of COVID-19 – with one Minor honoured in each code – one hurler & one footballer.

The Electric Ireland GAA Minor Special Recognition Awards will be open to GAA players of Minor age at both club and county level and aim to bring a major moment back into this age group’s lives. Having missed out on a host of coming-of-age moments over the past eighteen months, the award will recognise that what these Minors have been doing for their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, truly is major.

To nominate an extraordinary contribution made by a Minor during the course of the year, simply visit:


Nominations can be made by any individual, parent, guardian, volunteer, club official, or county official individual or sporting body. Nominations for the awards will close at 5 p.m. sharp on September 1st, 2021.

Every final is emotional, an All-Ireland Final is beyond that!

The culmination of such hard work and dedication ultimately leaving one team bereft and the other overcome with inextinguishable joy.

Yesterday we won the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Final in Croke Park after a thrilling game against Tyrone.

Our players come from all across our beautiful county. As with any large group we never quite know what each of them might be going through.

One of our stars, Christian Finlay wore a wrist strap on his left arm in Croke Park with some motivational words written on the same. The wrist band said ‘Do it for Dave & Nanny. RUN!!’

Christian lost his beloved Nanny to Covid-19 on 11th April 2020. Kay Finlay was much loved and would have thrived watching her grandson in Croke Park yesterday. Last week, Christian’s neighbour, and respected Laytown United coach Dave Conroy was tragically killed in a car accident in Duleek. The outpouring of grief in the Laytown, Bettystown and Drogheda areas was a testament to how popular Dave was.

Do it for Dave & Nanny. RUN!!

A lovely sentiment for two people that influenced this young man’s life!

📸 via Brian Mulligan.


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