Congratulations to the Sport category finalists:

Galway Sub Aqua Club - Galway

Galway Sub Aqua Club promotes all aspects of underwater swimming and assists in searches for victims lost at sea, an invaluable service in a coastal area which unfortunately has seen many such tragedies over the years. 

Irish Homeless Street League - Dublin

The Irish Homeless Street Leagues is a not for profit organisation that use the power of sport to help people suffering from social inclusion to get back into the community. They currently run weekly football leagues at various locations around Ireland. Funding from the National Lottery Good causes allows them to put on more leagues and extend the duration.  

Special Needs Assistants in Louth (SNAIL) Group - Louth

Special Needs Assistants in Louth (SNAIL) is a group of volunteer special needs assistants supporting young people with disabilities, their siblings and their parents/guardians. The purpose of the group is to provide socially inclusive opportunities for young people with disabilities, specifically opportunities that will enhance their social skills, personal development and engagement in mainstream society.  

St. Gabriel's Foundation - Limerick

St. Gabriel's Foundation provides services to young people with disabilities and their families in particular through their Hydrotherapy pool which helps improve balance, coordination, strength and flexibility. With Good Causes funding, they could maintain the pool and complete repairs and upgrade the facilities in the dressing rooms/showers/toilets, carry out electrical repairs and purchase much needed sports equipment.

Vision Sports Ireland – Dublin

Vision Sports Ireland (VSI) is the national governing body for sport and leisure opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired in Ireland. They promote a wide variety of adapted and mainstream sports and physical activities, facilitating opportunities for people of all levels of fitness and abilities.