27 Nov 2021

Gardaí praise Donegal youth award winners who clinched national awards

Gardaí praise Donegal youth award winners who clinched national awards

Ben King from Creeslough who won national recognition

Three groups of winners from the Donegal Garda Youth Awards have won recognition at National level this year. The students 
will travel to Portlaoise on November 13 to be presented with their national awards.

The transition year, mini-company class from Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arranmore Island won the Community Safety Award Winner. Katie Ward, Mia Baikie and Maggie Gallagher are members of this group.
The Group Award Winner, is the Young Social Innovators Group, from the Rosses Community School, Dungloe. Orlaith Mc Daid, Natasha O'Donnell, Katie Carron, Neil Gallagher, Sophie O'Donnell, Layla Mc Bride, Jamie Bonner, John Shovlin and Saoirse Diver are members of this group.
The Individual Award Winner is Ben King, Creeslough.

Sergeant Eunan Walshe said gardaí are extremely proud of these young people and of what they have achieved.

"We are delighted to have three winners from the Donegal Divison this year at National level. We would like to say a massive well done to all of the young people who were nominated for an award in the first instance. They all deserve an award really and truly and they all deserve recognition," he said.

Gardaí thanked the Joint Policing Committee, Judge Paul Kelly and all those who have helped in any way to make the Donegal Garda Youth Awards successful to date. 

Gardaí wish the National winners all the best in Portlaoise later this month.

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