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Proud day as Hugh Kenny is honoured by Leinster

Baltinglass and Wicklow legend inducted into the hall of fame

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Leinster Council Chairman Pat Teehan presents Hugh Kenny with his Leinster GAA Hall of Fame award in Croke Park last weekend.

Leinster Council Chairman Pat Teehan presents Hugh Kenny with his Leinster GAA Hall of Fame award in Croke Park last weekend.

Hugh Kenny, Baltinglass, Wicklow Leinster GAA Football Hall of Fame award recipient 2022 pictured with family and Wicklow GAA members L to R. Back: Billy Kenny, Jason Kenny, Paul Kenny, Kathleen Furlong, Breda Kenny., Myles Dowling, Jimmy Dunne, Colm Finnegan, Brendan Smyth and Con Murphy. Front: Pat Dunne, Jack Kenny, Jackie Kenny, Hugh Kenny and Rachel Kenny. Photo: John Quirke / www.quirke.ie

Hugh Kenny, Baltinglass, Wicklow Leinster GAA Football Hall of Fame award recipient 2022 pictured with family and Wicklow GAA members L to R. Back: Billy Kenny, Jason Kenny, Paul Kenny, Kathleen Furlong, Breda Kenny., Myles Dowling, Jimmy Dunne, Colm Finnegan, Brendan Smyth and Con Murphy. Front: Pat Dunne, Jack Kenny, Jackie Kenny, Hugh Kenny and Rachel Kenny. Photo: John Quirke / www.quirke.ie

Hugh Kenny, Baltinglass, who was revealed as the Leinster GAA Football Hall of Fame award recipient 2022 last weekend in Croke Park pictured with his family from left, back: Jack, Jason and Rachel. Front: Jackie and Hugh. Photo: John Quirke (www.quirke.ie).

Hugh Kenny, Baltinglass, who was revealed as the Leinster GAA Football Hall of Fame award recipient 2022 last weekend in Croke Park pictured with his family from left, back: Jack, Jason and Rachel. Front: Jackie and Hugh. Photo: John Quirke (www.quirke.ie).

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Leinster Council Chairman Pat Teehan presents Hugh Kenny with his Leinster GAA Hall of Fame award in Croke Park last weekend.

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Hugh Kenny has described his induction into the Leinster GAA Hall of Fame as a “huge honour” after the Baltinglass man was feted in Croke Park last weekend.

The former Wicklow star was joined by family, friends and officers of Wicklow GAA at the event on the day of the Leinster football final between Dublin and Kildare and becomes just the third Garden County person to receive such an award, following on from Kevin O’Brien and Don Hyland.

In their tribute to Hugh on the day, Leinster GAA described him as “one of the most decorated players within Wicklow” who had a “career that would be the envy of many a footballer”.

“He was part of a phenomenal club side that dominated the Wicklow championship in the 1980s and 1990s. During that time, he won eight senior county titles, including an exceptional year in 1990 which saw the Baltinglass side claim both Leinster and All-Ireland glory.

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Hugh Kenny was described most accurately as a “resolute full-back who held fort at the edge of the square for Wicklow over a 10-year period”, and his career since retiring from playing that has seen him coach at all levels and seen him work in games development in Wicklow and beyond was also praised richly.


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