Do You Know Someone Who Deserves A Garda Youth Achievement Award?

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(click to enlarge photo) At the official launch of the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2015 at Lee Strand, Ballymullen, were, from left; Garda Liz Twomey, Sergeant Eileen O’Sullivan, Garda Cecelia Scanlon, Mike Courtney, Garda Tim O’Connell, John O’Sullivan Lee Strand, Garda Deirdre Quinn, Garda Chief Supt Pat Sullivan and Garda Irene Riordan. Photo By Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD

THE call has gone out for nominations for the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2015.

The awards scheme which first commenced in 1998 is designed to acknowledge the volunteering endeavours of young people from Kerry between the ages of 14 years and 19 years.

Speaking at the launch at Lee Strand, Ballymullen, Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan said he was delighted to announce details of the 2015 awards.


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He emphasised the importance of recognising and supporting young people who make the effort to help others in their community.

He asked the Kerry public to look around their area and nominate any young person who has volunteered in any capacity over the past 12 months.

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand stated; “Lee Strand has a strong commitment to supporting initiatives within the local community and we are delighted once again to support the Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards. The awards provide a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise the voluntary efforts of the young people of Kerry, who have made a positive impact within their local community.”

The winners will be announced at a celebratory function in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee on Friday, January 29, 2016. Awards will be presented for the Overall Winner, Certificates of Distinction, Certificates of Merit, a Voluntary Group Award and a School Award.

The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday, December 11. Any member of the public can nominate a young person whom they feel has made a contribution to their local area.

Nominations are accepted from individuals, community and voluntary groups, schools and youth clubs/organisation.

The winners will be selected by a panel of five judges who are community volunteers from around the county under the chairmanship of Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan.

Nominations are available from any Garda Station in Kerry; K.D.Y.S. Office in Tralee, Killarney and Listowel or by contacting Tralee Garda Station on 066 7102311.

Nomination forms are also available to download on

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