Kilkenny’s Billy Love to receive a 2022 GAA President’s Award after his 35 years with Clogh Handball Club.
Billy has been a steward in Clogh Handball Club for nigh on 35 years. He has been involved in all aspects of club life, from serving as Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and currently PRO, to coaching young people to the highest of standards, giving them the opportunity to play at the highest level in all juvenile activity whilst helping players gain success at County, Provincial, National, and World level. Billy is also a great supporter of team events from U12/13, U14/15, and U16/17 teams in Feile na nGael, Community Games, and School competitions.
Under Billy’s excellent guidance and coaching, both boys and girls, have been successful across all age groups and have won numerous County, Provincial, National, and World Titles.
He is the current Development Officer with Kilkenny Handball Board and also currently holds the role of Leinster Juvenile Officer and National Feile Rep for GAA Handball.
Billy is widely associated with juvenile Handball coaching and has been at the forefront of a conveyor belt of National & International championship players from his own club and county. His favourite role in handball was and still is the development of young players in his club and he dedicates hours of his time every week to training local children.
Billy’s passion for handball and his club is to be extremely admired. He will always find a way to raise money for the club and make sure our juveniles are given the best possible opportunities.
Trips to the World Handball Championships would not have been possible without him and all of his hard work fundraising for these tournaments in Winnipeg, Chicago, and Edmonton; trips that many still look back upon fondly to this day.
Huge congrats to Billy, well deserved.