To mark the culmination of the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships, Electric Ireland, in partnership with the GAA, has opened nominations for the 2021 Electric Ireland GAA Minor Special Recognition Awards, which will champion the outstanding off-the-pitch contributions of two Minor players during 2021.

The two unique Electric Ireland GAA awards will take into consideration the difficulties experienced this year by players and communities across the country and will see Electric Ireland recognise Minors who have gone above and beyond in their community during the challenges of Covid-19 – with one Minor honoured in each code – one hurler & one footballer.

The Electric Ireland GAA Minor Special Recognition Awards will be open to GAA players of Minor age at both club and county level and aim to bring a major moment back into this age group’s lives. Having missed out on a host of coming-of-age moments over the past eighteen months, the award will recognise that what these Minors have been doing for their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, truly is major.

To nominate an extraordinary contribution made by a Minor during the course of the year, simply visit https://www.electricireland.ie/MinorAwards. Nominations can be made by any individual, parent, guardian, volunteer, club official or county official individual or sporting body. Nominations for the awards will close at 5pm sharp on September 1st, 2021.

We believe it is incredibly important to recognise the major impact of this brilliant age group, particularly in what has been an extremely challenging year for all.

Please do let us know if you have any questions or queries regarding the awards and the nomination process. You can also view the 2020 Special Recognition Award winners here.