On Thursday next, April 16 there will be chance to view the second annual Mayo Garda Youth Awards on Sky Showcase Channel 192.
The Mayo Garda Youth Awards celebrate and acknowledge the achievements and contributions made to communities across County Mayo by young people aged between 13 and 21. They were held in the Great National Hotel in Ballina on January 18, 2020 and the ceremony was filmed by Atlantic Productions Ireland.
It will now be broadcast on the iMayo TV show which airs on Sky Showcase Channel 192 on Thursday April 16 at 7pm, with repeat showings on the same channel on Saturday April 18 at 8pm; Sunday April 19 at 6pm; and again on Tuesday April 21 at 12.30pm.
Over 150 young people from all over County Mayo were recognised at this award ceremony with certificates of merits and overall award winners announced on the night.
The organising committee comprised of juvenile liaison and community Gardaí from within the Mayo Garda Division, and was led by Inspector Mandy Gaynor.
Discussing the awards night and the upcoming broadcast, Inspector Gaynor said "I am thrilled to see the Mayo Youth Awards broadcast on television as it will shine an added spotlight on the fantastic work being done by young people in communities right across County Mayo. The event was a great opportunity to showcase the county’s young people who are making a real difference to the lives of others in their community and next week’s broadcast will serve to highlight all their fantastic accomplishments”.
This was the second year of the Mayo Garda Youth Awards, and Commissioner Drew Harris launched the event in November 2019.
A total of 96 nominations were received with an independent judging panel, chaired by Inspector Gaynor selecting award winners.
The ceremony, which was hosted by Garda Tony McCabe, was held in Ballina’s Great National Hotel and was attended by Assistant Commissioner Barry O’Brien, Chief Superintendent Tony Healy, Garda management and personnel from The Mayo Garda Division together with in excess of 450 members of the public.
The awards night was sponsored by Supervalu, Mid-West Radio, The Western People Newspaper, and Collins Plastics.