GAA Pres­i­dent’s tribute to leg­end of Lim­er­ick

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - RACING / RESULTS / ROUND-UP -

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.”

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