Dublin North Central Garda Youth Awards 2021

Nominations open on Monday next, 1 March 2021 for this year's Dublin North Central Garda Youth Awards that are proudly supported by Croke Park and the North East Inner City (NEIC) Programme Implementation Board.  

The awards celebrate outstanding young people between 13 and 21 years of age and recognise the good work being done by young people throughout the communities of Dublin North Central.

Awards will be considered for nominated young people who by their presence make their communities a better place to live or who have overcome difficult circumstances, defied all the odds, and whose commitment deserves recognition.

There will also be an award for groups of two or more young people whose combined efforts have contributed positively to their communities

All nominees and group members should be between 13 and 21 years of age on August 31st 2020 and live in the Dublin North Central Garda Division area which covers Mountjoy, Fitzgibbon Street, Bridewell and Store Street Garda Stations.

Download the nominate form below and find out how you can nominate a local young person or group this year.

Email Julianne in Croke Park if you have questions or need help nominating a local young person or group you know.
 
 

D District Award Winner 2020

The community area covered by the Bridewell Garda Station
 

Ciara Walsh was the recipient of the ‘D District’ Award; which recognised the positive contribution Ciara makes in her local community, her role in actively getting more young people into sport & the contribution she makes as a member of Smithfield Boxing Club.

U District Award 2020

The community area covered by Mountjoy Garda Station.

Tom Gaskin was the award winner on the night in recognition for the positive contribution he is making in his school (St. Joseph’s Fairview) and his community through his involvement as a student ambassador for ‘Cycle Against Suicide’.

C District Winner 2020

The community area covered by Store Street Garda Station
 

Jake Redmond was the award winner in the C District for the positive contribution he makes in his community which included his role as a peer educator with Jigsaw, a local volunteer with Localise & his participation as a member of the advisory group for the Government led Citizens Assembly on the reform of education.

Community Safety Award Winner 2020

Mark Valente

Mark Valente from Belvedere Youth Club in Dublin 1 won the ‘Community Safety Award’ in recognition of the anti-bullying initiatives he developed to help other young people in his community. 

 

Hall of Fame Award Winner 2020

Jorge Santos of the Jorge Santos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Dublin 1 received this year’s Hall of Fame award which recognises the contribution of a community member to helping and supporting young people in the Dublin North Central Area.  The academy is home to over 200 young students and the classes are described as a celebration of our wonderful multi-cultural community with young people from many different backgrounds taking part every day.  Jorge’s award also acknowledges the quiet way he & his team of coaches help less fortunate students in the club train & not miss out due to financial disadvantage.  Additionally, Jorge is also involved in organising other fundraising initiatives for local, national and international causes.

Group Award Winner 2020

Corinthians Boxing Club from Dublin 1 won the ‘Group Award’ in recognition of the contribution they make in their local community area. With all coaches in the club volunteering their time to coach their young members, all the hard work and dedication is paying off! Within the last year alone, 3 boxers have gone on to represent the club at international level and won several Irish and Dublin boxing titles.

Overall Dublin North Central Garda Youth Award Winner 2020

‘The Dialogue Group’ were the overall Dublin North Central Garda Youth Award winners for 2019.  It’s a group of ten young people from three local youth groups in our community; the Neighbourhood Youth Project(2), the Belvedere Youth Club and Swan Youth Services, that came together to discuss ways to improve relationships with the local gardai in our community.  Through their engagement to the process, this small group made a very positive impact in our community as they worked to encourage and build stronger ties and more positive engagement with local Gardaí. The judging panel were unanimous in their decision; recognising the group’s positive attitude, empathy & commitment to building stronger community relations and especially how the group have become a great role model for building bridges in our community.

Enquiries

For enquiries about the Garda Youth Awards in association with Croke Park, contact Julianne Savage - [email protected]

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