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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Dedicated Breda to join hall of fame

Breda Curran
Breda Curran

Breda Curran has been confirmed as the 2017 inductee into the ladies' Gaelic football hall of fame.

A multi-talented and hugely-respected administrator, Breda has fulfilled a number of roles on behalf of her club, Shelmalier, and the County Board over many years.

Breda first became involved with the Shelmalier club as a volunteer fundraiser in 1996, and has been working for them ever since.

She was elected as club Secretary in January, 1997 - a role she held for eleven years.

Having stepped down from that position, Breda took over the role of club Registrar, which she holds to this day.

She returned as club Secretary in 2016, and is also the current holder of this position.

Affectionately known as 'the mother of Wexford ladies' football', Breda was county Secretary for a number of years, and is the current county Registrar and website co-ordinator.

As Secretary, Breda was renowned for her attention to detail and observance of rules, and she ensured that teams, mentors and coaches were aware of their responsibilities.

She travelled the length and breadth of Ireland with various teams, collecting on gates for both Leinster and Wexford.

In recent times, Breda has also worked diligently on behalf of the Wexford G.A.A. Supporters' Club, helping to organise race nights while also compiling event programmes.

Breda is a tireless worker on behalf of club and county, and regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty. She is also the Leinster Council's current Assistant Treasurer.

'I'm hugely thrilled and honoured to be inducted into the ladies' football hall of fame, on behalf of everybody in Wexford,' she said.

During her time involved with Shelmalier, the club's remarkable roll of honour reads as follows: one All-Ireland Senior championship; three Leinster Senior championships; 15 county Senior championships; 15 county Senior league titles; two Junior championships; three Junior league titles; twelve Minor dhampionships; seven Under-16 county championships; seven Under-14 county championships; one All-Ireland Féile championship; seven Under-14 county Féile titles; three Under-12 county championships.

Breda will be officially inducted into the ladies' Gaelic football hall of fame on Saturday, November 25, at a gala banquet at Dublin's Citywest Hotel.

Wexford People

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