In the very first year of this prestigious competition, Éilidh-Méabh Ní Dhufaigh, a Year 9 in Coláiste Chaitríona, won Tráchtaire Óg Spóirt 2021 - the BBC Gaeilge 2021 Young Sports Commentator Award!
This competition is promoted as ‘a search for new young Irish language commentary stars’ and Éilidh-Méabh’s vibrant commentary and fluency in Irish certainly commanded the judges’ attention - they were blown away with Éilidh Méabh's piece.
Éilidh Méabh was interviewed on BBC Raidió Uladh and her recording published on bbc.co.uk/gaeilge, BBC Sounds and on BBC Gaeilge social media accounts. In addition, Éilidh-Méabh will receive an hour of mentoring from an excellent BBC Irish sports broadcaster, and, subject to Covid restrictions, she will be invited to the comment box at one of the next live match broadcasts. Éilidh-Méabh is very much looking forward to this experience and hopes to pursue her dreams of becoming a sports’ commentator in the very near future.