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GAA President’s Award for Armagh man

THE GAA confirmed the 15 winners of the 2013 President’s Awards recently with Armagh man Raymond McSherry making the list.

Raymond, who hails form the Redmond O’Hanlon’s club in Poyntzpass, received the award for his dedication to the GAA over the years.

The recipients, chosen by GAA President Liam O’Neill, were selected from across all strands of the Association and represent all codes and disciplines from the wider GAA family.

‘Raymie’ has been the driving force of the Redmond O’Hanlon’s Poyntzpass club through good times and bad for more than half-a-century. He was club secretary until recently and was often called upon as linesman, referee, manager, underage coach, kit man, scór facilitator and grounds man. He ferried generations of young players to countless matches throughout Armagh, served as secretary of the south Armagh board and is now a dedicated steward.

Speaking at the awards ceremony on Friday night the GAA President paid tribute to those honoured in this year’s scheme: “Tonight is a night for our volunteers, an evening that is organised annually to shine a light on their activities. These people represent the wider Association as a whole in that they give of their time so generously to ensuring our games are passed from one generation to the next.

Raymond McSherry (on right) was one of 15 recipients at the 2013 President’s Awards held in Croke Park on Friday night. ‘Raymie’ has been the driving force of the Redmond O’Hanlon’s Poyntzpass club through good times and bad for more than half-a-century. He was club secretary until recently and was often called upon as linesman, referee, manager, underage coach, kit man, Scor facilitator and grounds man. He ferried generations of young players to countless matches throughout Armagh, served as secretary of the South Armagh Board and is now a dedicated steward. Armagh Co. Board representative, Micheal Geoghegan made a presentation on the night of the Armagh v Louth match. Picture: Conor Greenan

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