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President’s Award for Sean McEntee

Congrats to Belfast's Sean McEntee who was recognised at the Gradaim an Uachtaráin 2018 (Presidents Awards) for his outstanding contribution to Gaelic Games and Culture, at a ceremony at Croke Park last weekend.

Sean McEntee has had several careers in Irish handball – as player, coach and administrator. He first became involved as a player in the two courts at Queens University, Belfast in the early 1970s. He was a founder member of Belfast Central Handball Club and Belfast Handball Association which eventually grew to become Antrim Handball Committee. Sean joined with the late Sean Boyle to put together a vibrant and successful St Paul’s club which amassed innumerable national titles.

He conceived of the idea of The Golden Gloves tournament which he ran with great success for 15 years and which attracted players at every level from all over Ireland for a wonderful playing and social weekend and as well as his playing success he has been an excellent coach.

Sean was Chairman of the National Coaching Council and became President of the Irish Handball Council from 1993 until 1996.