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Friday 31 October 2014

Top performers feted at G.A.A. awards function

Published 13/03/2008 | 00:11

The Waterford County Board presented their annual awards at a most enjoyable function, hosted by the County Publications Committee, headed by Joe Cleary, at Lawlors Hotel on Friday last. This Committee contributes hugely to the Association during the year, being responsible for all match programmes, the G.A.A. Year Book and general promotion of our games.

The Waterford County Board presented their annual awards at a most enjoyable function, hosted by the County Publications Committee, headed by Joe Cleary, at Lawlors Hotel on Friday last.

This Committee contributes hugely to the Association during the year, being responsible for all match programmes, the G.A.A. Year Book and general promotion of our games.

Highlight of the night was the presentation of the coveted Jack Furlong award for a lifetime of service to Kilrossanty stalwart Jimineen Power. His wonderful service started with a glittering playing career with the famed Kilrossanty footballers of the 50s and he was of course playing for Waterford on the great occasion of our victory over Kerry in the 1957 championship game.

Jimineen is the genial host for all games at the wonderful foodlit venue of Leamybrien and has paid a huge part in the development and upkeep of those fabulous facilities. Jimineen has also been a member of the Fraher Field Committee and is to be seen helping there on match occasions, big and small, for years and hopefully for many years to come.

It was also a great night for the Abbeyside/Ballinacourty club who collected the Club of the Year award as well as Footballer of the Year in the person of Gary Hurney. Lismore's Dan Shanahan added Hurler of the Year to the litany of awards he has collected this year and the Ballysaggart Club won the special merit award for winning the Junior Hurling title. Ballygunner's Brian O'Sullivan and Nire's James McGrath won the Young Hurler and Footballer of the year respectively.

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