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Prestigious President’s award for Tyrone stalwart Paula Clarke

Popular handball volunteer and official Paula Clarke from Killyclogher GAA Handball Club, Co. Tyrone, will tonight be recognised for her selfless devotion to the sport when she picks up the the Handball Award at the annual GAA President's Awards.

The award is a recognition of Paula's lifelong commitment and devotion to handball at club, county and provincial and national levels.

These prestigious annual awards, organised with the support of AIB and broadcast by TG4, affords Uachtarán CLG with an opportunity to acknowledge outstanding commitment and long service across the club and county network.

The awards are a cross-section of people who have shared the common theme of making an inspirational impact on their code and also their club and community. There are provincial, educational, and Irish language awards, as well as awards recognising contributions made to Ladies football and Camogie, World GAA, and handball.

A member of the Killyclogher GAA Handball Club, Co Tyrone. Paula is synonymous with handball in Tyrone, Ulster and Nationally.  She is the current Tyrone Co. Secretary. Paula has worked and volunteered tirelessly to develop handball at all levels over the last 40 years. Her attention to detail and level of commitment is second to none.  

She was a National ‘She's Ace Officer’ which helps promote female events across the country. When it comes to running any event, National or otherwise, Paula will leave no stone unturned. She has developed her local club of Killyclogher to high levels in recent years and still helps organise so many events and coaching.

Paula is also closely linked with the Breacach club in Tyrone and is a familiar face at many handball events, where he diligence and professional and cheerful demeanour have made her a very popular figure. Congratulations to Paula on this well deserved honour from all in the GAA Handball family - we wish you many more years of involvement in the game and thank you for your vast contribution.

Paula is pictured with her son Pól and husband Sean, who are also heavily involved in handball.