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Thursday 21 August 2014

Wexford pair pick up Garda Sportstar awards

Published 20/11/2012 | 09:22

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Back, from left: Assistant Commissioner Fintan Fanning (originally from Gorey) and Sergeant Jim Molloy (native Enniscorthy). Front: Marion Callinan wife of Commissioner Martin Callinan (native of Campile), Josie Dwyer, Adam Nolan and Chief...

THERE certainly was no shortage of Wexford representation at the 19th annual 'Coiste Siamsa Garda Sportstar' awards ceremony in Dublin at the weekend.

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The awards are reserved for members of the force who have excelled in their chosen sport, whether locally, nationally or internationally.

The high achievements of two Model Gardaí gave RTE's Michael Lyster and his selection committee an easy task in picking the pair. Welterweight Adam Nolan not only retained his national boxing title but he also represented his country at the London Olympics. From The Ballagh, he is stationed in Katie Taylor's home town of Bray.

Josie Dwyer also grabbed a fair share of the limelight as she collected her third All-Ireland camogie medal on the trot. The all action Ferns player works in Wicklow.

Among those present at the Westmanton Hotel near Lucan to congratulate the winners were Marion Callinan wife of Commissioner Martin Callinan (native of Campile), Assistant Commissioner Fintan Fanning (originally from Gorey), Sergeant Jim Molloy (native of Enniscorthy) and Chief Superintendent Pat McGee (originally from Carrickbyrne).

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