Ker­nan and En­right in­ducted into GAA’S Hall of Fame

Irish Examiner - Sport - - GAA -

All-ire­land-win­ning Ar­magh man­ager Joe Ker­nan and All-star Lim­er­ick hurler Leonard En­right have been in­ducted into the GAA’S Hall of Fame. Ker­nan won three Ul­ster foot­ball cham­pi­onships and two All-stars, as a player, be­fore guid­ing the Or­chard County to their first, and only, All-ire­land crown in 2002. His el­e­va­tion to in­ter-county man­age­ment came off the back of three All-ire­land club ti­tles with his na­tive Cross­ma­glen in 1997, 1999, and 2000. Leonard En­right, mean­while, was a mem­ber of Lim­er­ick’s All-ire­land win­ning panel in 1973, but it was in later years when he es­tab­lished him­self as one of the finest full-backs of his time.

The Pa­trick­swell club­man won Mun­ster medals in 1980 and ‘81, as well as league sil­ver­ware in 1984 and ‘85. He was the All-star full-back in 1980, 1981, and 1983.

“For­mer play­ers have a spe­cial place in the his­tory of the GAA and nowhere is this cap­tured bet­ter than in the GAA Museum, where their achieve­ments are high­lighted and revered. I am de­lighted to wel­come these two out­stand­ing GAA am­bas­sadors into our GAA Museum Hall of Fame,” said GAA pres­i­dent John Ho­ran. “Both of these in­di­vid­u­als il­lu­mi­nated their re­spec­tive codes, set­ting con­sis­tently high stan­dards that thrilled crowds and have left an en­dur­ing le­gacy on our Games.”

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