Kernan and Enright inducted into GAA’S Hall of Fame
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.”