The annual search is on to celebrate and reward the dedication and commitment of the sporting volunteer.  The endless enthusiasm of the volunteer allows children and adults to participate in sport at every level throughout their communities.

An initiative of the Federation of Irish Sport in conjunction with the Irish Sports Council, the Department of Tourism, Transport and Sport and The Community Foundation of Ireland, the Volunteers in Sport Awards are run to honour the work of volunteers in Irish sport.

The awards are designed to recognise the contribution of the 500,000 volunteers who give so generously of their time to sport every year. Sport remains the single biggest driver of voluntary activity in Ireland.

Ten winners will be selected to receive an award from the nominations received. An Overall or Lifetime award to honour a volunteer, who has consistently given of their time for a sport, a team, or an event over many years, will also be awarded. Full details of the scheme and how to enter can be found on line at

The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Volunteers in Irish Sport Awards is 12noon, Friday 25th April 2014.  The awards will be presented to the winners at a ceremony in the Aviva Stadium in early Autumn.

For further information, please contact:

Elaine Mooney, Federation of Irish Sport, Tel: 01 6251155

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