Former Dublin football star Michael Darragh Macauley has been honoured for his humanitarian work with Concern Worldwide.

The seven-time All-Ireland medal winner was presented with a medal for his "outstanding commitment" at Concern's Dublin office ahead of its annual volunteer awards, which was hosted virtually on Saturday.

Macauley was one of 32 people from all over Ireland to be awarded by Concern for their volunteering efforts.

The Ballyboden St. Enda’s player, who has visited Syrian refugees in Iraq and children living in slums in Kenya in his Concern ambassador role, said: "This was very unexpected, but I am delighted with it. 

"I am not sure how much I deserve it, but I’ll take whatever medals I can get these days! Seriously though, I’ve had huge grá for what Concern Worldwide do around the world.

"I was an admirer before they asked me to get involved, and since being on board I have even more respect for the work they do with those less fortunate.

"The experiences I have had with the people of Kenya and Iraq will be with me for a long time and I look forward to staying involved with Concern in any way I can going forward." 

Concern's Volunteer Awards began in 2013 to celebrate the contribution made by the organisation’s 1,700 volunteers in Ireland.