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Sunday 25 February 2018

Michael honoured at HWH Bunclody club race night

A presentation of a Teastas Omóis Award to Michael O'Connor Snr. to honour his contribution to Gaelic Games in the HWH Bunclody Club and county as a player, mentor and committee member was made at the Benefit Night in Enniscorthy Greyhound track on Monday night. Pictured are Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy, George Rankin, Gabriel Wade (club chairman), Michael O'Connor, Tom Handrick and Rory Kinsella (club president)
A presentation of a Teastas Omóis Award to Michael O'Connor Snr. to honour his contribution to Gaelic Games in the HWH Bunclody Club and county as a player, mentor and committee member was made at the Benefit Night in Enniscorthy Greyhound track on Monday night. Pictured are Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy, George Rankin, Gabriel Wade (club chairman), Michael O'Connor, Tom Handrick and Rory Kinsella (club president)
Conan and Kyle Campbell and Delilah and Tiron Hill at the Bunclody GAA Club Night at the Dogs in Enniscorthy Greyhound track

Pádraig Byrne

There was great craic amid the pounding of paws on the turf at Enniscorthy Dog Track recently as Halfway House Bunclody GAA Club hosted its annual benefit night there. The evening got great support from everyone connected with the club and people travelled from Bunclody in their droves to be there and maybe even have a little flutter.

The annual event is always one for the calendar for anyone associated with the club, and this evening didn't disappoint as young and old created a great atmosphere. The event was also a fitting opportunity to honour one of the club's greatest stalwarts in the form of Michael O'Connor. Every year the club hands out the Teastas Omóis Award to those who have dedicated their lives to their local club. This year's recipient is no stranger to anyone connected with HWH Bunclody. Having carved out a great reputation for himself in goal as a youngster, Michael enjoyed a great career on the pitch and even played into his forties representing Wexford in the process.

Since hanging up his boots, Michael has gone on to play several roles within the club and has served as a real mentor to the next generation. Still a familiar face around the club, Michael can still be seen on the sidelines cheering on his beloved team for whom nowadays his sons and grandsons wear the jersey with pride after being handed down through the generations. Michael was thanked for his years of service and support by Club Chairman Gabriel Wade who presented him with the award.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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