Bray Em­mett’s Jack Napier is hon­oured


Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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