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Pictured is former Tipperary hurling manager Liam Sheedy, right, receiving his Special Recognition award from Tipperary and Thurles Sarsfields hurler Padraic Maher.The National Awards to Volunteers in Irish Sport took place this week. At the Awards ceremony, The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, TD, acknowledged the major contribution played by Irish sports 00, 000 volunteers as he presented the Awards at a function held in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Tuesday, 20th November. In all he presented eleven awards across ten sports.

The “National Awards to Volunteers in Irish Sport” celebrates the contribution of those who volunteer across all of Irish sport. In making the presentations Minister Ring acknowledged the contribution made by volunteers saying that without their incredible efforts sport as we know it in Ireland today would not exist."

Pictured are the award winners, back row, from left, Liam Sheedy, Special Recognition Award, Ronnie Long, Lifetime Achievement Award, Oliver O'Neill, Youth Coach Award, Stephen Leigh, Youth Manager Award, Brendan Dowling, National Administrator Award, and Colm Leech, Disability Sport Award, with, front, from left, Mary Murray, Sporting Official Award, Marian Fenton, Adult Coach Award, Michael Ring, T.D, Minister of State at the Department of Tourism and Sport, Shelagh Leech, Disability Sport Award, Sally Ann Fanagan, Adult Manager Award and Rose Devine, Community Administrator Award. 2012 Irish Sport Volunteers Awards, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. The National Awards are a collaboration between the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the Irish Sports Council and the Federation of Irish Sport which represents over 70 sports in Ireland. This scheme is also supported by the Community Foundation of Ireland.

Also speaking at the awards ceremony Sarah O’Connor, Chief Executive of the Federation of Irish Sport, said: “As Minister Ring has said today Irish sport would not exist without the efforts of the 500, 000 people who volunteer so freely of their time every year. This voluntary investment has been estimated to have an economic value equivalent of somewhere between €350 to €580 million each year.

“I don’t think, however, you can really put a monetary value on just what volunteering means to sport in this country. To put it more simply the 1.7 million Irish people who actively participate in sport would simply not have the opportunity to do so if it weren’t for people like our volunteers today.”

“It is an effort that should not be taken for granted as without these volunteers not only would we cease to enjoy the successes achieved on the international stage but there would also be serious implications for public health at a time when obesity and other lifestyle induced chronic diseases are on the rise.”

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