Christy Leahy Receives The John Sherlock Services To Football Award

Christy Leahy receives the John Sherlock Services to Football Award

By Tommy Naughton

Christy Leahy a founder/member and president of both St. Brendan’s Park and the Kerry District League was presented with the John Sherlock award at lasts Friday nights July 26th 2014 FAI Awards in Westmeath.

Volunteers from all over Ireland were honoured at the FAI AGM over the weekend for their lifetime work in football. The John Sherlock services to football award recognises the contributions made by volunteers at all levels of football to the continued success and development of the game.

News of the honour broke late last Friday night and has been hailed as a just reward around the county of Kerry.

Christy Leahy is synonymous with football in Kerry and in particular with St Brendan’s Park of which he was a founder member back in 1971. He has won every honour in Kerry football, some on more than one occasion, and his unique contribution to St Brendan’s Park was recognised in June 2010 when the club named their home grounds after him. He has been chairman of both his club and league and is currently President of the club and one of its trustees.

Christy has been reporting on Kerry soccer for numerous years now and will have been seen at games all over the county. His weekly column in the Kerry’s Eye newspaper are read by everyone near and far and his knowledge about local and world soccer is second to none. It is with out question that without his dedication to the game Kerry Soccer would not be as popular as it is.

On a personal note I would like to Congratulate my good friend Christy on his award. Its fully deserved for all his dedication to the St Brendans Park Fc and Kerry soccer. A true gentleman and a legend within Kerry soccer.