Champion Sports Volunteers Hall of Fame

There’s a Champion Sports Volunteer in every county.

Our Champion Volunteers Hall of Fame project recognises men and women who abound in sports clubs all over Ireland. They are the people who have dedicated huge and incalculable time over many years in roles ranging from coaching, team management, maintaining club grounds and working in a variety of club functions, essential to the well being of all clubs.

Monday, 24 September 2018 21:44


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  Corkman 28 Years On ScoreBoard Duty -   And Never Missed A Match   Tragic Motor Accident Changed Career Path Of Davy Murphy   In 1989 Blackrock man Davy Murphy became the official ScoreBoard Man at one of Cork's busiest GAA grounds, which is the headquarters of the divisional Cork…
Sunday, 08 October 2017 04:44

John Twomey's Lifetime GAA Involvement

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I Played My Last Game At 53 Recalls Cork Champion G.A.A. Volunteer I was born in Shanbally, Co. Cork, in 1946 and lived there all my life.Shanbally (Seanbaile) is a small village in Cork’s lower harbour area just two miles outside of Ringaskiddy.I attended National School there where I got…
Monday, 02 October 2017 11:40

Matt Aherne of Passage West, Co. Cork

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Lifetime of Commitment To The GAA Club Founded In His Family Home At Passage West, Co. Cork March 30th 1952 was arguably the most significant day in the history of Passage West, Co. Cork, hurling and football club. That was the day when the club took a huge step ahead…
John Fitzgerald Of Cork's Ringmahon Rangers. A Giant Ambasssador For Cork Cork Soccer A sixty one years journey is a mammoth test of endurance and in 2014 a famed Blackrock sports legend walked away into the sunlight of a new life outside of his beloved Ringmahon Rangers Football Club who in…
Champion Sports Volunteer: Gaelic Games Category: Champion Community Sports Volunteers: On Saturday 9th January 2016 I read a most moving obituary tribute in Cork’s Evening Echo to one of Ireland’s greatest Champion Community Sports Volunteers, a gentleman who epitomises the true meaning of our incorporation of our Champion Community Sports…
Champion Sports Volunteer: Boxing Category: Father Figure Of Cork Boxing Is Renowned Champion Volunteer   Tim O’Sullivan, the father of Cork boxing, was honoured in November 2015 by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Chris O’Leary, for 70 years of service to the promotion and development of boxing on Leeside.…
Champion Sports Volunteer:  Sports Category: One Of Donoughmore's Greatest Community Volunteers   At Páirc Eoin Mhic Charthaigh, Donoughmore, Co. Cork, one of Ireland’s immense army of G.A.A. volunteers had a memorial erected to recognise his outstanding contributions to the gaelic athletic association and particularly, his beloved Donoughmore G.A.A. club.  …
Friday, 28 September 2012 16:43

Pat Finn: Mayfield, Cork

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Champion Sports Volunteer: Gaelic Games Category:   Steeped In Mayfield Passion For Over 50 Years   Historical Club (Cork) celebrated the first year since July 2010 foundation by announcing the establishment of a special award to honour the unsung volunteers of sports clubs and voluntary associations in Cork city and…
Monday, 18 July 2011 15:30

Paddy Murphy: Barryroe,Co. Cork

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Champion Sports Volunteer: Gaelic Games Category:   One Of the Longest Serving Club Secretaries In Ireland The Gaelic Athletic Association is a magnet for thousands of Irish men and women who simply live, sleep and accept, that their lives are greatly enriched by their participation in the association at grassroots…
Thursday, 14 July 2011 11:08

Ned Harrington: Passage West, Co. Cork

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Champion Sports Volunteer: Gaelic Games Category:    Loyal Clubman For Over 50 Years Every sports club and voluntary association in the country can proudly claim their own Champion Volunteers who devote so much of their free time week after week, and often year after year in providing so many services…