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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 nine 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
* Wesley Gregg Coach of the Year Award
* 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 awarded at both a regional and national level.


2015 brings the 5th annual McDonald’s Irish FA Community Football Awards which aim to recognise and reward the people and clubs that are driving grassroots football in Northern Ireland.

The Awards build on the continued commitment of McDonald’s to improve standards of community football and to increase participation across all aspects of the game through the Foundation Club Mark Scheme.

McDonald’s has been the community partner of the Irish FA for the past 12 years. During this time they have helped support hundreds of grassroots clubs to raise the standards of grassroots football across the country.

McDonald’s and the Irish FA understand the time and dedication that is required to help coach young players; while providing a safe and fun environment for children to flourish. This is your opportunity to let the Irish FA know about the wonderful work that happens in your community to help the grassroots game to flourish.

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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