Larry Irish’s years of hard work and dedication have been rewarded. The president of the Burlington Braves junior football club is this year’s recipient of the A.J. Dunn Award.
The award is presented to a volunteer whose leadership and initiative over a number of years has led to the advancement of sport within the Burlington community. Irish is a respected member of the community who has used his administrative and organizational skills to better the sporting world. His commitment, drive and high level of responsibility have resulted in better programs and sporting opportunities for citizens of Burlington.
Irish has been involved with the Burlington Braves organization since his playing days. He played for the Braves for three seasons, 1971-1973. Two years later and for the following five years he moved into the coaching ranks. From there it was into various administration roles, including everything from washing the uniforms to traveling to meetings as an executive member.
Irish is the current president of the Braves who compete in the Ontario Football Conference as a member of the Canadian Junior Football League.
In 2002 he was named Executive of the Year and in 2005 the CJFL recognized him as a Life Member.