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Grassroots Football Awards 2023

The McDonald's Irish FA Grassroots Football Awards 2023 celebrate those who contribute hours of their time for the good of football in Northern Ireland.

The awards recognise the incredible work and commitment of football clubs and volunteers within grassroots football, who give up their time to enable the local game to flourish and grow.

The winners of this year’s McDonald’s Irish FA Grassroots Football Awards were crowned at the national awards ceremony at Belfast City Hall.

Northern Ireland hero Pat Jennings and Arsenal legend Martin Keown, both McDonald’s Fun Football Ambassadors, were among the star-studded line-up of guests at the event.



Amateur Club of the Year - Belfast Swifts FC

Football Restaurant of the Year - McDonald’s restaurants in north Belfast – Abbey Centre, Shore Road and Glengormley

Young Volunteer of the Year - Lewis McKinley (Lurgan Town FC, Co Armagh)

Futsal Award - Adam Carson (North Down Futsal League)

Football for All Award - Jim McCracken (Antrim and Newtownabbey Disability FC)

Volunteer of the Year - Elaine Crossman (Albert Foundry FC Academy, Belfast)

Junior Club of the Year - Glens United FC (Carnlough/Glenarm, Co Antrim)

Wes Gregg Coach of the Year - Chris Dales (Dungoyne FC, Belfast)

People’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Grassroots Football - Jude McLaughlin (Dungiven Celtic FC, Co Londonderry)