Final preparations are underway for our upcoming awards, celebrating the countless volunteers who make sport happen across the country, week in week out. We are delighted to welcome back Sports Broadcaster Gráinne McElwain as the host of the 2023 Volunteers in Sport Awards. An avid sports fan and proud volunteer, Gráinne is the secretary of the local basketball club Cumann Cispheile na nGael ( club for girls and boys U10 and U12). Previously she was the Oifigeach Gaeilge for local GAA club Naomh Anna Leitir Móir and served on the Coiste for 5 years.

A sports and entertainment presenter with over 15 years experience working with Sky Sports, TG4, RTÉ, and BBC, Gráinne is the current anchor of GAAGO and was the presenter of Sky Sports GAA championship coverage aswell as Ladies football Peil na mBan Beo on TG4A native of Monaghan, she is a fluent Irish speaker and is a columnist with the Irish News and Seachtain in the Irish Independent newspapers.

We look forward to hearing from all our Volunteers and enjoying Gráínne’s warm and unique interviewing style.

22 March 2023; Michael Cox from Park Rangers AFC, Waterford, is interviewed by MC Gráinne McElwain

22 March 2023; MC Gráinne McElwain interviews Marie Thompson from Abbeyleix Hockey Club, Laois.