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Tipperary Garda Youth Awards Press launch was on the 4th February 2016

On Thursday 4th February 2016, at 12pm, Tipperary Gardaí launched the Tipperary Garda Youth Award in association with Supermacs.

This is the first year of these Awards in Tipperary and was launched by Chief Superintendent Kehoe at the Obama Plaza, Junction 23, Moneygall, Co Tipperary.

Tipperary Gardaí will present the Tipperary Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2015, to celebrate and acknowledge young people between the ages of 13 and 19 and recognise the very positive contribution young people are making in their communities in the county.  Gardaí continue to work in partnership to create safer communities for all.

Awards will be considered for nominated young people who, by their activities, make their communities a better place to live in, or who have shown great determination in their own lives. A Judging panel will adjudicate and decide the recipients.

The members of the Judging panel for these awards shall be announced on the day but include Ms Una Foden (singer-songwriter, television presenter), Mr Brendan Cummins (former Tipperary Hurler), Mr Gerard O’Brien (Circuit Court Judge)  & Mr Henry Healy (Supermacs).

Application forms will be available at the following Garda Stations Thurles, Nenagh, Clonmel, Cahir and Tipperary or by downloading from .  An electronic version of the form is available and/or any queries in relation to the event or completed application forms can be emailed to

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday the 4th March 2016 at 12 midnight.

The Judging panel will adjudicate on the applications and determine the final award winners who will be notified in writing by the Chairperson on or before the 1st of April 2016.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Garda College Templemore on a date to be confirmed in April 2016

Football Tournament in Gweedore - An Garda Síochána agus An Pobail le chéile commencing 31st  January 2016.


The tournament is being provided on a mixed teams basis for men over 40 years of age and women over 30 years of age. The aim of the competition is to enable persons of all aspects of athleticism from the couch potato to the 5km, from the never kicked a ball to the recently retired to partake in a “Fun, Social and local Charity Benefitting” setting. The emphasis of the tournament is to provide the “Not as young as we used to be” people of Dungloe, Gweedore and Falcarragh to participate in a competition that is has the seriousness of the sport extracted so all participants can enjoy themselves. All monies raised will be donated to the charity nominated.

Rules of Tournament:

The basics of the tournament is that everyone applies to be included individually and “not” by sending in a pre-arranged team as would be the norm. The purpose of this is to enable the group to fairly distribute the talent into 6 panels/teams. It is hoped to have the games run as a seven a side with rolling substitutions out of a panel of 12/13 approx. The teams are mixed to include the female contingent of the area and also to enhance the fun/social aspect of the games. A registration night will be held in the “Acadamh” (Ollscoill na Gaillimhe) in the Screabáin here in the Industrial Estate in Gweedore on the 22nd January 2016 between 6.30p.m. and 9p.m. for willing participants.

Charity Donations:

Each team/panel will be assigned the name of a local charity (Example only Old Folks Home in Derrybeg, local St. Vincent De Paul etc). Each night every player pays €5.00 and at the end of the tournament the team that wins will have the kitty/pot to present to their respective charity.

At the end of the tournament where every team has played each other once each there is a finals night. The top 2 teams play in the Cup Final, The Middle 2 teams play in a Shield Final and the bottom 2 teams play in a Plate Final. This insures all teams are involved right up to the last night. On the finals night it is envisaged a large crowd will be in attendance and there will be light refreshments for the spectators, the kids and players.

Posters are available on the right in English and Irish.