On Saturday night 11 March 2017 Trim GAA presented their first ever Hall of Fame award to Harry Connor for his outstanding contribution to his club and county.
Below is a synopsis of Peter Darby’s presentation speech for the award.
Trim GAA club Hall of Fame award for 2017
I am delighted to be given the opportunity to present this Hall of Fame award tonight. I know the person who is selected because I have to say a few words of introduction. He has been a good friend of mine over the years and there is no better person that I could bestow this honour on tonight.
This man has dedicated his life to gaelic games in Trim and Meath, both hurling and football, as a player, a coach, an administrator and a historian.
He played senior hurling and football for our club in the ‘60s and 70’s and was a member of the 1973 team that won the intermediate hurling championship. On the administration side he held the positions of club chairman, secretary, assistant secretary and is an honorary president our club. Throughout the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s he worked tirelessly in our underage section, coaching and mentoring teams, especially hurling and achieved enormous success. At adult level he was a selector on the successful championship hurling teams is ’87, ’88, ’89, ’92 and ’94.
His talents at club level were recognised at Meath county level resulting in him being elected to Meath Hurling Chairman in 1982, ‘84 and ’85. In 1986 he held to position of Meath Hurling Board Vice Chairman and Juvenile hurling board PRO. He takes great pride in the fact that he was Chairman in 1985 when Meath gained promotion to Div. 2 of the National hurling league and in 1985 when Meath reached the All Ireland B hurling final.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Trim GAA clubs first ever Hall of Fame award goes to…..