Key Performance Indicators

About the Awards

For years we have celebrated the major moments in our Minor player’s lives, but after a year where everything was put on hold, it has never been more important to embrace the milestones they’ve been missing. That’s why, this year, Electric Ireland’s This Is Major campaign is all about celebrating the return of major moments for this age group - both on and off the pitch. In January, we unveiled the winners of the 2020 Electric Ireland GAA Minor Special Recognition Awards, which sees Minors from all four provinces of Ireland being honoured for their outstanding off-the-pitch contributions in their communities during 2020.

Electric Ireland Special Recognition Awards

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    Who can be nominated

    - GAA Minor Club Players and GAA Minor County Players.

    - You may not nominate yourself for this award.

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    Closing date for entries is Wednesday September 1st 2021.

Some inspiration for the awards’

Eoin Connolly

Lockdown in March was tough for all 17-year olds, but few had as much responsibility as Eoin Connolly. There was already a lot going on in the young man's life between the leaving cert, and not being able to see his girlfriend, as well as being called up to the Laois Minor Hurling panel.

In early March, all of that was put to one side as Eoin suddenly became the primary care giver to his elderly grandfather. Eoin didn’t let everything that was going on phase him but rather took it in his stride using the time to both enjoy the precious time with his grandfather while also practicing his puck out skills for the next time he steps foot on the pitch. There’s nothing Minor about that!

Cian Galvin is well-known within the Clare GAA circles after leading their Minor hurlers to a Munster final and an All-Ireland quarter final in 2019. He went on to be named in the Electric Ireland Minor Star Hurling Team of the Year for his performances.

2020 however, was a very different year. When lockdown began in March, his leadership instinct kicked in and he wanted to help those who needed it the most. Turning to well-known GAA figures for help, Cian kickstarted a social media campaign that would trend across Ireland.

Through social media, he asked people to #PassTheSliotharNotTheVirus and donate to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. There’s nothing Minor about that!

Cian Galvin