Key Performance Indicators

About the Awards

Electric Ireland are committed to recognising the achievements of Minor players, both on and off the pitch and this year have introduced the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Special Recognition Awards which will take into consideration the difficulties experienced this year by Minor players and will see Electric Ireland recognise four Minors, one in each province, who have gone above and beyond in their community during the challenges of Covid-19.The winners will be chosen by an exceptional judging panel including former Minor Kilkenny forward, Aidan Fogarty, 2004 All-Ireland winning Minor with Tyrone, Colm Cavanagh and representatives from the GAA and Electric Ireland.

Electric Ireland Special Recognition Awards


Minors making a Major Impact

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