It is that time of the year again to say thank you to so many volunteers across our sport. The National Volunteer Awards are open for applications with the closing date of 26th November 2021.

These awards are the perfect way to recognise the work of hard working volunteers in your club or county and we urge you to submit nominations now.

Please share details of the awards with all members in your club to give them the opportunity to say thank you to you all as volunteers.

The scheme will once again recognise winners from 2021 in the following categories:

  • Local Journalist of the Year
  • School Coach of the Year
  • Club Coach of the Year
  • PRO of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Club Committee Officer of the Year
  • County/Provincial Officer of the Year
  • International Volunteer of the Year
  • Lulu Carroll Award for Volunteer of the Year
  • Hall of Fame Award

The Overall Volunteer of the Year will receive the Lulu Carroll award, named after the late Lulu Carroll, who was a 2001 All-Ireland Senior medallist with Laois. Lulu, who passed away in 2007, was a committed servant to Ladies Football at club and county levels, and one of the game’s most popular and well-known figures. Lulu, a former All-Star recipient, also won eight Leinster titles with Laois, along with six county senior titles and a provincial crown at club level with Timahoe.

The winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony early in the new year.

You can nominate now at

If you think they’re great, then nominate!