A charity set up by Dublin footballer Philly McMahon has been named as one of the winners of Dublin Bus' Community Spirit Awards.
HalfTimeTalk CLG aims to motivate young adults in the Ballymun area who experience social challenges by providing them with work and life skills to ensure they reach their full potential.
Philly McMahon was inspired to set it up following the early death of his brother John in 2012 who he feels didn't get a chance at the second half of his life.
Participants will be 18-29 year olds from Ballymun who are in receipt of social welfare benefits and might not be aware that they can change their lives and enjoy fruitful careers. HalfTimeTalk CLG will support them through a transformational journey and build their self-esteem as well as their employment options.
Philly McMahon said the award "means a lot to me personally, and it's fantastic that we have won the top grant of €5,000. This will go a long way in helping... hundreds of young people in Ballymun".
In addition to HalfTimeTalk CLG, the Community Spirit Awards also awarded four other voluntary and community groups the top grant of €5,000, 15 groups are awarded €2,000, and a further 65 groups will receive €1,000.
Any voluntary and community group based in the Greater Dublin Area is eligible to apply for a grant of €1,000, €2,000 or €5,000.