Vote for Joe in People’s Award

Joe receiving the award from Malcolm Roberts IFA and Kevin Doherty IFA.
Joe receiving the award from Malcolm Roberts IFA and Kevin Doherty IFA.

Dungannon local footballing hero Joe AcAreee has been shortlisted in the ‘People’s Award’ category at the McDonald’s Irish FA Community Awards 2016.

Now in its sixth year, the McDonald’s Irish FA Community Awards recognise and reward the clubs, coaches and volunteers that make outstanding contributions to grassroots football across Northern Ireland.

The People’s Award gives members of the public the chance to select the winner through an online voting portal. The judging panel has listed Joe on the shortlist of three candidates and local people are being urged to go online at to cast their vote for Joe!

Joe has made a lifelong contribution to football in the Dungannon area and continues to develop young players from all backgrounds. Joe works tirelessly promoting the values of football in the South Tyrone community and for his efforts was awarded an MBE.

A man of tremendous vision, Joe has inspired all those around him to develop every facet of the Dungannon club, in particular the development of facilities at his beloved Stangmore Park where hundreds of young people learn skills both on and off the field.

Commenting on the People’s Award, Pat Jennings, McDonald’s Head of Northern Ireland Football, said: “We have three incredibly strong candidates in Joe, Noel and John, and I wish them all the best for the awards campaign.

“The Awards form a key part of McDonald’s Community Partnership with the Irish FA. The partnership is delivering a lasting legacy for community football, providing clubs with the support and assistance they need to go from strength to strength.”

To view and vote for the candidates visit