09 May 2022News

Launch of Dublin North Central Garda Youth Awards 2022 supported by NEIC and Croke Park


An Garda Síochána launch the 2022 Dublin North Central Garda Youth Awards

“Young people need to be inspired; told they can achieve anything they set their minds to.” 
Jim Stynes

3rd of May 2022

An Garda Síochána, the Dublin North Central Division are proud to announce the launch of the now annual Dublin North Central Garda Youth Awards in association with Croke Park Stadium & the North East Inner City (NEIC) Programme Implementation Board.

This is the fifth year the awards have been organised in the Dublin North Central Division and they celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 who are resident in the local community area covered by the Store Street, Fitzgibbon Street, Mountjoy and the Bridewell Garda Stations.

The awards recognise the good work being done by young people throughout the communities of the Dublin North Central Area and Awards will be considered for nominated young people who by their presence make their communities a better place to live.

The process for nominating young people for awards is online by submitting your form by email to:

Nomination forms are available at;



C.       Fitzgibbon St/Store St/Mountjoy and Bridewell Garda Stations

The closing date for completed application forms is Wednesday, 31 May 2022.  This year’s winners will be announced in mid-June with all young people nominated receiving a special certificate of nomination from their local Garda Station.

Launching the awards, Chief Superintendent Patrick Mc Menamin said “how important it is to recognise the valuable contributions which our young people are making in society, daily which often gets forgotten”.

“The North East Inner City (NEIC) Programme Implementation Board is delighted to formally join Croke Park in supporting these very important local awards.  They are an opportunity to recognise young people, who, day in, day out show courage, kindness, care, and commitment, not only in their own lives but also by going the extra mile to help others in their communities. It is vital to give the young people of Dublin North Central an opportunity to share their remarkable stories and become champions and provide an inspiration to all of us” said Michael Stone, Chairperson the NEIC Programme Implementation Board.

“These are very challenging times that we are living through.  Despite all the turmoil, we know there are incredible young people in Dublin North Central, who continue to quietly help their families, their friends, and their communities every day, undeterred by the pandemic.  As proud supporters of the awards, we’re calling on parents, teachers, youth workers and neighbours to seize this special opportunity to make sure these local young people are acknowledged & celebrated for their extraordinary efforts”  Croke Park Stadium.