Volunteers in Sport Awards 2023

Celebrating Community Excellence in Sport: Ben McCormack Receives County Longford Volunteer in Sport Award

We are thrilled to announce that Ben McCormack, an esteemed teacher of physical education at Ballymahon Vocational School, has been honored with the prestigious County Longford Volunteer in Sport Award for 2023. This recognition, bestowed by the Federation of Irish Sport and proudly supported by the National Network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships, celebrates Ben's outstanding dedication to fostering a culture of sport and physical activity within his community.

Ben's commitment extends far beyond the classroom, where he is renowned for his excellence in teaching. His passion for promoting sports participation has had a profound impact beyond the school grounds, enriching the lives of countless individuals in South Longford. At Ballymahon Vocational School, Ben's tireless efforts have inspired a spirit of inclusivity and achievement, ensuring that every one of the school's 430 students has the opportunity to engage in sports activities.

What truly sets Ben apart is his unwavering belief in the power of sports to transform lives. With boundless enthusiasm and a "Growth Mindset," he tirelessly advocates for the importance of physical activity, not only for personal health but also for building strong communities. Whether it's through early morning training sessions, midday breaks, or after-school programs, Ben goes above and beyond to create opportunities for his students to excel and grow.

In honoring Ben McCormack with the County Longford Volunteer in Sport Award, we recognize not only his remarkable contributions to education and sports but also his profound impact on the social fabric of our community. Ben's dedication serves as an inspiration to us all, reminding us of the transformative power of sports in fostering unity, resilience, and personal growth.

Please join us in congratulating Ben McCormack on this well-deserved recognition. His passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to sports and community enrichment exemplify the very best of Irish sport. Here's to Ben and to the countless individuals whose lives he has touched and transformed through his extraordinary efforts.