Raphoe woman wins top Volunteer Award

first_imgA local football club hero from Donegal has won a Volunteer Ireland Award 2018. Sinead Kelly is a tireless volunteer with Raphoe Town Football Club and a passionate promoter of girls in sport.Sinead established a successful initiative called ‘Soccer Sisters’ to encourage more girls to take up football. As well as being a coach, Sinead has positioned the club in the heart of the community building strong and positive links with local schools and clubs and making an impact in local community initiatives. Sinead’s efforts and many hours of planning and organising were rewarded last week as she was announced as the overall winner of the Sport and Recreation award the Volunteer Ireland Awards 2018.Engineer Sharon Clarke from Donegal was also shortlisted for an award in the ‘Children and Youth’ category.Sharon ClarkeSharon is an employee with Seagate Technology in Derry and has spent the past 5 years promoting awareness of STEM and empowering female engineers in her workplace.On 7th December 2018, at gala awards ceremony in Dublin, eleven category winners were announced along with the Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year. Mary Fitzgerald from Co. Clare was named Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year 2018 for her support for those suffering domestic abuse in the area. Raphoe woman wins top Volunteer Award was last modified: December 10th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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