Niall’s ded­i­ca­tion hon­oured

Strat­ford-Grange­con stal­wart re­ceives spe­cial award

Bray People - - SPORT - BRENDAN LAWRENCE

STRAT­FORD-GRANGE­CON made a spe­cial presentation to a very spe­cial club stal­wart re­cently in recog­ni­tion of his commitment and ded­i­ca­tion to the proud west Wick­low club.

“In our lit­tle club we’ve been lucky to have fam­i­lies ded­i­cated to all things club and com­mu­nity and when Niall Moore of Grange­con was stitched he was made one of those peo­ple,” said a club spokesper­son.

“Our club Chair­per­son and sec­re­tary re­cently vis­ited Niall, a club stal­wart and now a re­tir­ing club trus­tee to make a small presentation in recog­ni­tion of his commitment and ded­i­ca­tion to our club.

“Niall, now in his 93rd year, still has an avid in­ter­est in his foot­ball and when club Chair- per­son Mervyn O’Neill vis­ited to make the presentation, Niall was lis­ten­ing to the Wick­low foot­ball and hurl­ing games on the ra­dio and could tell us the re­sults and up-to-date scores.

“Niall was Vice-Chair­per­son of our club for many a long year and was proudly one of the orig­i­nal sig­na­to­ries to our Club Con­sti­tu­tion back in Jan­uary 1987 and has been one of the three club trustees since the foun­da­tion of our club.

“As shown in the pic­ture he was also one of those fore­sighted folk that or­gan­ised us pur­chas­ing our very own 17 acres for us to call home.

“Prior to this he played for the Grange­con club from 1950-53 and then fol­low­ing on from this on the first Strat­ford Grange­con adult team.

“Niall’s sons, Fer­gus, Martin and Kevin all car­ried on the torch on the field play­ing for Strat­ford Grange­con GAA. Fer­gus has been in­volved in the club since his play­ing days both on the field and on com­mit­tees.

“Con­tin­u­ing the tra­di­tion of in­volve­ment, Niall’s grand­chil­dren now play with our club.

“All at our club wish Niall all the best and good health.

Niall Moore re­ceives his award from Strat­ford-Grange­con Chair­man Mervyn O’Neill.

Back: Jim Bol­lard, Hugh O’Ke­effe, Bill Humphries, Fer­gus Moore. Front: Francis Humphries O’Neill, Mar­garet Cronin, Bridget Bol­lard, and Niall Moore (in cap).

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