The eight nominees for the prestigious FAI Club of the Year have been announced.
The FAI Club of the Year award, which is now in its 13th year, recognises, celebrates and promotes the inspirational work by clubs around Ireland.
Great clubs from around Ireland responded to the call of becoming FAI Club of the Year. The competition provided judges with a extremely difficult task to pick the eight nominees.
The judges focused on clubs who achieved excellent standards in club management, community engagement, coaching, participation opportunities, and facilities.
The eight nominees that were chosen are:
Ashbourne United AFC (Meath)
Ballinasloe Town AFC (Galway)
Ballymackey FC (Tipperary)
Broadford Rovers (Dublin)
Broadford United AFC (Limerick)
Colga FC (Galway)
Greystones United AFC (Wicklow)
Gweedore Celtic (Donegal)
The eight clubs will now receive a cheque worth €1,500 as reward for their nomination and will go forward to the final round at the FAI Festival of Football in Cork this August. Here they will present to the 2018 Club of the Year Judging Panel and the overall winners will be announced.
The FAI would like to thank each of the clubs who entered and will provide feedback to applicants to enable them to make a push for next year’s award.