Bray Emmett’s Jack Napier is honoured
PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION
BRAY EMMETT'S GAA club man Jack Napier has received a Coaching and Games Development Award at the 15th annual AIB Provincial Player Awards.
'Jack Napier has made a unique and unsurpassed contribution to the promotion and development of Hurling within Wicklow at Club, County, Provincial and Central Level,' said GAA President Christy Cooney who presented the award in Dublin last week.
'He has served his Club - Bray Emmetts - with distinction and has, over the years, filled the following pivotal positions within the Club: Juvenile Secretary, Secretary, Vice Chairman and Chairman.
' His ongoing commitment to Wicklow Hurling is reflected in the fact that he has been the chief driving force behind County teams at all levels. This is reflected in the fact that he has not missed a Wicklow Senior Hurling game in over 50 years and has been actively involved with all Hurling teams from the County which have experienced Leinster or All -Ireland success since 1966.'
Wicklow's Senior 'B' All-Ireland success in 2003 stands out as a pinnacle achievement at Adult Level. The special Minor successes in 1967 and 1974 are also notable achievements.
Jack's football counterpart Philip Kerr of O'Donovan Rossa GAA Club was also recognised.
Mr. Cooney added that both men had a lifelong dedication to the game. ‘ Their selfless commitment to their club is the strongest foundation possible for a sporting organisation and there is no greater testament to that than the GAA.'
At the AIB Provincial Player Awards 2010 is AIB Bank General Manager Billy Finn and Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Criostóir Ó Cuana, with Coaching and Development Award winner for hurling, Jack Napier, of Bray Emmetts at the AIB Provincial Player Awards in the RDS, Dublin.