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McDonald's Irish FA Community Awards


2015 marks the fifth year of The McDonald’s Irish FA Community Awards.

Recognising and rewarding the people and clubs that are driving grassroots football across Northern Ireland,the awards are split into eight categories:

* Football in the Community Award
* The Respect Award
* Volunteer of the Year
* Accredited Club of the Year
* Female Volunteer of the Year
* Young Volunteer of the Year
*Disability Football Club of the Year
* Coach of the Year
* The People’s Award (for Outstanding Contribution to Football)

*A shortlist will be compiled of three / four candidates who will be voted for by the public via

Grassroots clubs, coaches and volunteers from all over Northern Ireland can be nominated with winners being awarded at both a regional and national level.

Click here to Nominate



McDonald’s has been Community Partner of The Irish FA since 2002 and is committed to supporting, recognising and celebrating the unsung heroes of grassroots football.

Over the last eleven years, McDonald’s have helped young footballers shine by training and recruiting over 25,000 qualified football coaches and offering 2 million hours of free, quality football to young players across the UK.

It is all those who are involved in the grassroots game from the coaches, volunteers, clubs and leagues, across Northern Ireland who dedicate their time to grassroots football in their local community that these Awards recognise.

For more information on McDonald’s grassroots football programme, please visit


George Elliott receives the People’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Football 2014 from Michael O'Neill, Jim Magilton and Pat Jennings.

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