Limerick Garda Youth Awards 2015
Limerick Gardai in association with Garveys SuperValu Newcastle West and Corbally Limerick are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Limerick Garda Youth Awards for 2015.
An Garda Síochána recognise that a lot of good work is being done by young people in every community in Limerick and awards will be considered for nominated young people who by their presence make their communities a better place to live in.
There will be eight awards:
4 overall award winners
1 award winner from each of the four Garda districts within the Limerick division (Bruff, Newcastle West, Henry Street and Roxboro Road.)
The Limerick Garda Youth Awards for 2015 in association with Garveys Supervalue and Centra will be presented at a gala dinner in the Woodlands House Hotel on Thursday 26th November 2015
The nomination process is open to everyone, so if you know of a young person who is committed to making a difference to their community, please put them forward, as every nominee will receive a certificate, even if they do not win an award. This way, all nominees are recognised for their efforts, and the certificate is a very valuable item to have on a young person’s CV into the future.
Rules of the competition:
1. Awards are confined to young people who are not more that 19 years and not less than 14 years on 1st July 2015.
2. Nominees must be living within the Limerick Garda Division.
3. Awards are open to individuals and groups.
4. Any member of the public including family members or relatives may nominate anyone whom they feel deserves an award.
5. Forms must be signed by nominator and co nominator.
6. Judges decision is final.
Application forms are now available at all local Garda stations and in the Supervalu store in Corbally and Centra store in Newcastle West.
The application form is also available to download from the link on the right and www.garveygroup.ie.
Further details can also be got from the Juvenile Liaison Office Mayorstone Garda station, Limerick at 061 456986.
West Cork Garda Youth Awards 2015
An Garda Síochána in West Cork is pleased to launch the 20th annual West Cork Garda Youth Awards, in association with SuperValu. These Awards were initiated in West Cork in 1995 by Garda James O Mahony, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Bandon. SuperValu sponsored the initial Awards, and they have been committed to the Awards ever since.
The Awards celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years. An Garda Síochána in West Cork and SuperValu recognise that a lot of good work is being done by young people in every community in West Cork. Awards will be considered for nominated young people who by their presence make their communities a better place to live in. Last year there were a record number of nominations, with 147 young people being nominated in total.
Garda Damian White, Community Garda in Bandon, who is PRO for the Youth Awards, commented that the nomination process is open to everyone, so if you know of a young person who is committed to making a difference to their community, please put them forward, as every nominee will receive a certificate, even if they do not win an award. This way, all nominees are recognised for their efforts, and the certificate is a very valuable item to have on a young person’s CV into the future.
This year the West Cork Garda Youth Awards in association with SuperValu will take place on Friday 27th November 2015 in the Maritime Hotel in Bantry. There are 11 Awards; 5 Overall Awards, 4 District Awards, 1 Group Award and also 1 Special Achievement Award.
The Group Award category applies for groups of two or more young people whose combined efforts have contributed positively to their communities. The Special Achievement category is open to any young person who has defied the odds, or overcome difficult circumstances, and whose commitment deserves recognition.
The nomination forms are now available from any SuperValu in the West Cork Garda Division, and also at Garda Stations throughout West Cork. Application forms will also be distributed by the Community Gardai in each local Garda District.
In launching this year’s Awards, Inspector Pat Meaney, Bandon Garda Station, who is Chairman of the Organising Committee, remarked “We wish to recognise the sacrifices made by these young people, as they contribute to their community, both at a local level, and also in wider areas. An Garda Síochána would like to pay tribute to SuperValu for their continued sponsorship of the Youth Awards.”
Application forms are to be submitted to Garda James O Mahony, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Bandon Garda Station, or Garda Don Davis, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Bantry Garda Station.
Inaugural Clare Garda Division Youth Awards.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the Inaugural Clare Garda Division Youth Awards. An Garda Síochána in Co Clare in association with Shannon Airport are aware that young people are carrying out excellent work in the communities and should be recognised for same. The awards will be held on the 3rd December 2015 at the Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare.
The purpose of these awards is to recognise the positive and valuable contribution of young people to their communities in the Clare Garda Division.
Wicklow Garda Youth Awards 2015
An Garda Siochana are very proud to announce the launch of Wicklow’s first ever Garda Youth Awards.
Wicklow Gardai recognises that a lot of great work is being done by the young people in many communities throughout County Wicklow. We wish to acknowledge and reward this work with the Garda Youth Awards.
Awards will be considered for nominated young people who by their presence make their communities or society in general, a better place to live in.
There will also be awards for groups of two or more young people whose combined efforts contributed positively to their communities or others in general.
Special Achievement awards will be considered for young people who have defied the odds or overcome difficulties during their lives.
• Awards are confined to those young people who have reached between 14 and 21 years of age.
• Permanent residence of the young person must be in County Wicklow.
• Awards are confined to individuals and groups of two or more young people.
• Judges decision is final.
• Any member of the public including Gardai may nominate anyone whom they feel deserves an award.
• Nominations may come from family members or relatives.
• Forms must be signed by nominator/ co-nominator.
The Judging panel consists of three independent and impartial people who work within County Wicklow and deal with youth affairs on a daily basis.
Our three judges are:
Ms. Alison Fox, Youth Officer for KWETB
Mr. Frank Darcy, CEO, Wicklow Partnership
Mr. Dermot O Brien, Coordinator Wicklow Comhairle (youth council).
Our project team is lead by Inspector Denis Whelan and Garda Emma Skinner Juvenile Liaison Officer, both based in Bray Garda Station.
The Official Awards night will take place on 9th January 2016 in the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow.
Nomination forms will be distributed widely, throughout the whole county, to youth clubs secondary schools and local Garda Stations. They can also be obtained via our facebook page “Wicklow Garda Youth Awards” or by emailing emma.j.skinner@Garda.ie and on the right.
The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday 27th November 2015.
Kerry Youth Achievement Awards 2015
Call for nominations for the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2015
The official launch of the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2015 was held at Lee Strand, Ballymullen, Tralee, Co. Kerry. The awards scheme which first commenced in 1998 is designed to acknowledge the volunteering endeavours of young people from Kerry between the ages of 14 years and 19 years. The winners will be announced at a celebratory function in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee on Friday January 29th 2016. Awards will be presented for the overall winner, Certificates of distinction, Certificates of Merit and a Voluntary Group Award.
Speaking at the launch Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan said he was delighted to announce details of the 2015 awards. He emphasised the importance of recognising and supporting young people who make the effort to help others in their community. He asked the Kerry public to look around their area and nominate any young person who has volunteered in any capacity over the past 12 months. He also thanked Lee Strand for the steadfast support of the Garda Youth Achievement Awards over the past 17 years and stated that the success of the awards scheme was due in no small way to that continued support.
John O Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand stated ‘Lee Strand has a strong commitment to supporting initiatives within the local community and we are delighted once again to support the Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards. The awards provide a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise the voluntary efforts of the young people of Kerry who have made a positive impact within their local community’.
Any member of the public can nominate a young person whom they feel has made a contribution to their local area. Nominations are accepted from individuals, community and voluntary groups, schools and youth clubs/organisations. The winners will be selected by a panel of five judges who are community Volunteers from around the country under the chairmanship of Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan, An Garda Síochána. Nomination forms are available from your local Garda Station in Kerry; KDYS in Tralee, Killarney and Listowel or contacting Tralee Garda Station at 066-7102311. Nomination forms are available to download at www.leestrand.ie.
The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday December 11th 2015.
Photography: Domnick Walsh Photography