’Rangers honour hurlers, and star boxer Darren too

A WONDERFUL night of celebration was held when Barrow Rangers (Paulstown) successful championship teams from 2009 to 2011 were presented with their medals at a function in The Lord Bagenal on Saturday.

A WONDERFUL night of celebration was held when Barrow Rangers (Paulstown) successful championship teams from 2009 to 2011 were presented with their medals at a function in The Lord Bagenal on Saturday.

Medals were presented to players from under-14, 16, minor, under-21 and junior teams.

Northern Board chairman, Donal Brennan congratulated the club on their many achievements. He said that the foundation was there now for the club to push on and win the junior hurling championship, which so narrowly escaped their grasp in 2010.

Club chairman Philip Maher congratulated all the players on their great achievements. It was terrific for the club and he looked forward to taking the next step and seeing Barrow Rangers going on to win the junior championship.

He thanked all the management personnel for their efforts and the coaches and parents who look after the Friday evening sessions with the young players.

Juvenile chairman William Hanlon paid tribute to the young players for their commitment, and their parents for encouraging them and getting them to games, training and so on.

Overall 76 players received a total of 177 medals. The medals were presented by James Stephens and Kilkenny All-Ireland winning player and current captain, Eoin Larkin

Chairman Philip Maher made a special presentation to Darren O’Neill in honour of his qualification for the London Olympic Games. Darren was a committed member of the club.

Darren has taken time out to follow his boxing dream and he will travel to London with the best wishes of people from his parish, Kilkenny and the country in general, Mr Maher said.