Niall’s dedication honoured
Stratford-Grangecon stalwart receives special award
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).