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Nominations now open for 2023 Donegal Sports Star Awards

The nominations are now officially open for the 2023 Donegal Sports Star Awards.

This year there is an earlier deadline of Friday 27th of October for schools nominations. The non-school deadline for all other nominations is Friday the 24th of November.

Sports Star Awards Chairperson Grace Boyle says there has already been a lot of success for Donegal teams and individuals this year adding that it was important now that clubs started preparing to get names into the Committee for significant achievements in 2023.

“We want to see the successes in Donegal sport recognised when it comes to our awards event at the end of January. So I would just ask sporting bodies to get nominations to us so that the achievements can be in there when we are making our selections at the end of the year. Again please note there is an earlier deadline for schools as it is for the academic year from September 2022 to July 2023 only that nominations will be considered by us.”

“It’s important also to be aware that it is only achievements representing your Primary and Secondary School that will be eligible for judging by the Committee. It is not only about achievements in for the schools our criteria also considers participation levels in sporting activities when making decisions on winners. Again this year we have the Small and Large Primary School categories. Teachers are key people in ensuring that sport is made a priority and we have category for both Secondary and Primary.  I also want to thank Donegal County Council for again being our exclusive sponsor for the awards”, Ms Boyle said.

Schools Categories:

Best Sports Boy and Girl Primary School

Best Sports Boy and Girl Secondary School

Best Primary School Small (<100 pupils)

Best Primary School Large (>100 pupils)

Best Secondary School

Best Sports Teacher Primary

Best Sports Teacher Secondary

Please send nominations to and attach any relevant images and video footage.

Please note that in regard to nominations shortlisting may apply.

The 2023 Donegal Sports Star Awards will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday the 27th of January 2024.