GAA President’s tribute to legend of Limerick
UACHTARÁN Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan has paid tribute to the late Leonard Enright who passed away on Friday, at the age of 65 after a brave battle with illness.
From the Patrickswell club in Limerick, Leonard was renowned as a phenomenal athlete and was recently inducted in the GAA’s Hall of Fame.
He enjoyed a lengthy inter-county career in the 70s and 80s to established himself as one of the finest full backs of his generation.
Sub goalkeeper on the 1973 All-Ireland final winning team, Enright won Munster titles in 1980 and 1981 and League titles in 1984 and 1985. At a time of fierce competition, he was the All-Star full-back in 1980, 1981 and 1983.
Uachtarán CLG John Horan said: “Over a long and distinguished career, Leonard Enright was an outstanding hurler for Limerick and for Patrickswell, a fantastic performer who led by example.
“On behalf of our Association, I extend our deepest sympathies to his family, many friends, club mates in Patrickswell and to the Gaels of Limerick on the news of his passing.”