Kildare Garda Division Youth Awards 2017

The  Kildare Garda Division Youth awards which is now in its second year will take place on Friday 24th November 2017  at 7.30pm in the La Touche restaurant at Punchestown Racecourse.This event, kindly sponsored by Newbridge Silverware, will celebrate the achievements of young people in County Kildare.  The event will be co hosted by Ms Anne Doyle, former RTE newsroom presenter and Mr. Keith Walsh of 2FM. Awards will be presented in nine separate categories including an overall winner, a group winner and a special achievement award for an individual who has overcome difficult circumstances or defied the odds and whose commitment deserves recognition.

The judging panel will be chaired by Mr Martin Kilduff of Newbridge Silverware.  The official launch of the awards took place on the 5th September 2017 at the Newbridge Silverware Showrooms.

Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche, the Divisional Officer for Kildare Garda Division , speaking at the launch, appealed to schools , youth clubs and all types of sports and activity clubs to help recognise the great work and achievements of young people by nominating any of their members who especially merit these awards.

Categories are:

1.   One overall winner of the Kildare Garda Youth Awards.

2.   District award winners (2 from each Garda District of Kildare, Naas and Leixlip).

3.   Voluntary Group Achievement Award (open to 2 or more young people whose combined efforts have contributed positively to their communities).

4.   Special Achievement Award (open to any young person who has defied the odds, or overcome difficult circumstances and whose commitment deserves recognition).

Categories are open to young people between 14 and 21 years who are living within the Kildare Division.

Forms can be returned by post or by personal delivery by Friday October 6th 2017 to :

1.   Garda David Prendergast, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Naas Garda Station (045) 884364.

2.   Garda Audrey Sheridan, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Leixlip Garda Station (01) 6667848.

3.   Garda Michael Donlon, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Newbridge Garda Station (045) 440187.

4.   Garda Kevin Fahy. Juvenile Liaison Officer, Baltinglass Garda Station (059) 6482610.

If I can be of any further help, please contact me on (045) 440187 or at michael.d.donlon@garda .ie


If you require a hard copy of the nomination forms, please email me your address and i will post out the forms to you immediately.

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