Aviva Club of the Year
The eight nominees for the Aviva FAI Club of the Year have been announced.
The Club of the Year award, which is now in its ninth year, recognises and rewards clubs from all over the country, who have shown outstanding progress.
This year's award has been changed to reflect Ireland's finest clubs across the season in four different categories of excellence – coach education, work in the community, underage participation, and club development and facilities.
The two nominees in coach education are Drogheda Boys and Kilnamanagh; Mervue United and Home Farm are nominated for facilities and development; Trim Celtic and Inter Kenmare are shortlisted for participation; and Geraldines and Manor Rangers are the final two in the Community category.
All eight received a cheque for €1,500 yesterday and the overall winners will have their coffers boosted by a further €5,000.
Our picture shows FAI chief executive John Delaney with Donal Conway, chairman of the judging panel, Drogheda Boys secretary Graham Campbell and Mark Russell of Aviva.