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Omagh St Endas Win Irish News Club and Volunteer Awards – 2012
St. Enda’s 80th year anniversary celebrations received a wonderful boost on Friday last when the club was named as Ulster’s best large club in the 2012 Irish News Club and Volunteer Awards.
The honour was bestowed on the club at the awards presentation in the Wellington Park Hotel with Chairman Seamus Hannigan picking up a £1,000 cheque and a £1,000 O’Neills sports voucher on behalf of St. Enda’s.
The club was judged on its work within the community and with local schools and on how it promoted all codes of the GAA. We were also assessed on our future development plans but the judges made particular reference to our initiatives in developing young players in the community. The club were one of the first in the province to run the Gaelic Start programme and this along with other initiatives such as ‘ Live the Dream’ scheme the Urban Strategy Programme ensure that the youth of the Omagh area more than well catered for from a very early age at St Enda’s.
Welcoming the award the chairman said he was delighted to receive it on behalf of everyone in the club and that it was a tremendous boost in this special year for the St Enda’s club.
“2012 is definitely shaping up well. We started the year with winning the Ulster U21 championship and then we had two teams qualifying through to the All-Ireland Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir finals. This award is another wonderful achievement as we celebrate our 80th Anniversary year,” he added.
He went on to thank the large group of volunteers within the club for the great work being done in the promotion of gaelic games and culture in the local community. The award is due recognition for everyone involved in the club who have given so tirelessly of their time for the past number of years.