Eimir and Áine Quinn, 17-year-old siblings from Ruairí Óg GAC were given the prize in recognition of their outstanding contribution to both club and community.
Commending the sisters on their accolade, John Morgan, Translink said:
“The Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Month award is designed to recognise and celebrate those young people whose efforts best represent the volunteering ethos of the GAA.
“Having reviewed the entries, we were particularly struck by a joint entry nominating these two sisters. It was clear from this nomination that Eimir and Áine are leaders both on and off the field and we are delighted to be able to reward their work in this way. The girls now join a prestigious group of young GAA volunteers who have been honoured with this special award.”
Speaking about the contribution the twins are making to their club, Anne Maire McNaughton from the Ruairí Óg, Cushendall said:
“For the past two years I have worked closely with two outstanding volunteers; Áine and Eimir Quinn. Both girls have helped organise our new culture group and are part of the reason we have been so successful. They are dedicated volunteers who take part in Scór, the musical group and dancing. They organise practise nights, transport and musicians and encourage younger members to come along and help at events.
“Both girls play camogie and are a great example to the younger teams, dedicated, enthusiastic and committed. They show great leadership and are a precious asset to our club.”
Ulster GAA President Michael Hasson added:
“It is uplifting to see two young women give so much time and commitment to their club. The girls who have achieved highly in their own education, still manage to find time to help develop their GAA club. Their love for the Irish language and culture has meant they are a real asset to the development of culture and language in their club Ruairí Óg. It is a pleasure to award these two outstanding young volunteers, they are role models to young people everywhere.”
Big Martin McCarry scored a goal against Moneyglass in the O'Cahan Cup at Allen Park Antrim on March 4th. It didn't deter the St Ergnets men as they went on with a bit to spare but the ex Portgleneone and Antrim - now Glenravel based veteran, showed there was life in the old dog yet, something he was to prove as the season went on.
Tears were the order of the day for CPC camogs despite a brilliant second half fightback in the All Ireland Senior Colleges Camogie final against Loreto of Kilkenny. One of my games of the year but the Ballycastle college had left themselves too much to do. Dylan's great pic shows Finvola McVeigh being consoled by her brother Fiachra while star of the show Roisin McCormick was left to cry alone. (Where were you Smiley?) Pic by Dylan McIlwaine
Roisin McCormick receives the Player of the Match award from Camogie President Elect Kathleen Woods after her brilliant display against Loreto in the final at Darver, Co Louth. The Loughgiel star scored 2-8 during a fantastic second half display.
Siobhan McKillop in action for Antrim camogs their National Camogie League win over Westmeath in Toome. Pic by Sean Paul McKillop
John 'rocky' Dillon in action for Antrim against Laois in the NHL Division 1B in Dunloy on March 18th, a day of frustration when the Saffron's should have put the visitors to the sword which ended up costing us our place in the division
Luke Mulholland was goalkeeper on the St Ronan's Lurgan team who won their first ever McCrory Cup by beating holders St Mary's Maherafelt in the final in Armagh. Luke was one of nine Aghagallon players on the panel.
St Killian's and St Mary's met in the semi-final of the Foresters Cup at Allen Park Antrim on March 22nd with the Tower side edging through to meet CPC in the final
CPC beat St Pat's Maghera in the Foresters Cup semi-final in Cloughmills in Cloughmills on March 23rd.
Building had just strated on the new Glenariffe Recreation and Community Centre when Sarsfields and the Oisins met in the opening game of the league on March 25th.
St Killian's and St Paul's were in action in Colleges Camogie at Fr Maginn Park on March 26th.
Seamus McAuley was the hero of the hour when CPC beat St Killian's in the Foresters Cup final in Cushendun on March 28th
Katie McCaughan in action for Antrim minors against Westmeath in the Round Robin section of the All Ireland Minor B Camogie Championship on March 31st. Pic by Frank McCaughan
Dunloy Parish Hall was filled to capacity on Friday evening as the young camogs, hurlers and footballers from the Cuchullains club were presented with the awards they had received during the year. MC for the evening was Cuchullains vice-chairman Malachy McAleese while club chairman James McLean addressed those attending at the end of the evening.
Dunloy vice-chairman Malachy McAleese.
Senior Camogie stars Aileen and Sinead Martin with U12 captains Caragh Cochrane and Leagh McGarry
Senior Camogie stars Aileen and Sinead Martin with the U12 team who received their awards at the Dunloy Cuchullains Juvenile Awards evening in the Parish Hall.
Aileen and Sinead with the U14 team who won the Regional Feile and U14 N. Antrim League.
Under 14 captain Katie Molloy who received the U14 League and Regional Feile trophies from Aileen and Sinead Martin
Sinead and Aileen with the Cuchullains U16 team who received their All County Championship and and North Antrim Feis medals.
Under 16 captain Majella McMullan who received the All County Championship and Feis Cup from Sinead and Aileen Martin.
Dunloy U12 football team who received their medals for finishing runners up South West Antrim League and championship from Aaron Crawford and Anthony McQuillan. Included are team managers Chris McAuley and Alfie McCamphill.
Dunloy U14 footballers who won the South West Antrim Feile Shield are seen here with team selector Malachay McAleese and special guests Aaron Crawford and Anthony McQuillan.
Dunloy U12 Hurlers who won the North Antrim Championship plus Division 1 and Division 2 Airborne, The Joe McKelvey Cup, North Antrim and All County P7 Schools Championships are seen here with hurling guests Paul Shiels and Eamon Smyth.
Sean Og Blaney and Oisin McCallin who captained the U12 Airborne Division 1 and Division 2 winning teams are seen here with Paul Shiels and Eamon Smyth.
Paul Molloy and Eamon Smyth with winning U12 captains Luke McFerran (Joe McKelvey Cup), Ben O'Kane (U12 Championship) and Padraig Martin (P7 North Antrim and All County Championship).
Eamon Smyth and Paul Shiels with the Under 14 team who won the Div 2 Airborne and were runners up in Division 1
Under 14 captain Sean McAleese with Eamon Smyth and Paul Shiels.
Dunloy Cuchullains chairman James McLean address the guests at the Juvenile Presentation evening