Owen is mas­cot for a day at ‘Aussie’ match

Bray People - - News Focus -

NOT MANY peo­ple get the op­por­tu­nity to line out with their favourite sports team, so for Owen Kenny be­com­ing a mas­cot for the day was a dream come true.

Owen re­cently per­formed as a mas­cot at Su­bi­aco Ovel, Perth prior to the In­ter­na­tional Rules match be­tween Ire­land and Aus­tralia.

Twelve-year-old Owen has very strong Ark­low con­nec­tions with many rel­a­tives in the town.

Son of the late Owen Kenny who passed away in June of this year and El­iz­a­beth Kenny (née Quirke) Owen has vis­ited the town many times since his par­ents em­i­grated to Aus­tralia in 1989 to start their own busi­ness.

Owen’s spe­cial day was no doubt a great source of pride for his grand­mother El­iz­a­beth Kenny, South Quay and would have brought great joy to her late hus­band Capt. Peter Kenny and who was a mem­ber of Ark­low Har­bour Board for many years as well as to his mother’s par­ents the late Michael and Martha Quirke of Knock­en­ra­han.

A keen sports en­thu­si­ast Owen along with his broth­ers Peter and Micheal take af­ter their fa­ther in their love of ev­ery­thing from soc­cer to mar­tial arts.

Mas­cot Owen Kenny.

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