Leonard is the man in the mid­dle

Bray People - - Sport -

ED­DIE LEONARD from St. Pa­trick’s has been given the whis­tle for Sun­day’s Se­nior hurl­ing fi­nal be­tween cham­pi­ons Glenealy and chal­lengers Carnew.

Ed­die started ref­er­ee­ing back in 1984 and he is one of the county’s most ex­pe­ri­enced hurl­ing ref­er­ees.

This will be his third time to take charge of the Se­nior fi­nal and he will be well ac­quainted with Sun­day’s con­tes­tants as Carnew and Glenealy were also the pair­ing when he ref­er­eed the fi­nals of 2003 and 2005.

Ed­die has ref­er­eed at all lev­els in the county, hurl­ing and foot­ball, in­clud­ing tak­ing charge of a num­ber of In­ter­me­di­ate fi­nals as well.

A staunch mem­ber of the St. Pa­trick’s Club he is a mem­ber of the fi­nance com­mit­tee while his wife Veron­ica is in­volved in St. Pa­trick’s ladies foot­ball.

He has been sec­re­tary of Bord na nOg for the last three years and, to­gether with Pat Mitchell, he has played a huge part in rais­ing the pro­file of ju­ve­nile games and com­pe­ti­tions in the county.

A Mon­aghan na­tive with as­so­ci­a­tions with Castle­blayney Faughs, he has given great al­le­giance to the G.A.A. in Wick­low since com­ing to the county. He works for AXA In­sur­ance in Dublin.

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