Bessbrook countryman honoured

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Bessbrook man Willie Edgar has been honoured with a major award conferred by The Great Game Fairs of Ireland.
Willie Edgar is pictured (left) receiving his award from Paul Pringle, Editor of Irish Sports & Country Life magazine and web portal.

Willie Edgar is pictured (left) receiving his award from Paul Pringle, Editor of Irish Sports & Country Life magazine and web portal

Conferring the Great Game Fairs of Ireland Lifetime Achievement Award, Albert Titterington, Director of The Great Game Fairs, paid tribute to a man who is recognised as one of Ireland’s best known and most highly respected Gundog trainers. He said, “Willie is nothing short of a legend in Gundog circles, having competed at the highest level, earning a list of accolades which includes winning the national ‘Top Dog’ competition four times and clinching runner up another four times! “It is a joy to watch him work with his Gundogs and to witness the incredible empathy and trust he establishes with them. Willie makes an art form out of the training regime and his expertise and experience also make him a superb judge within the sport,” he continued. “I have had a passion for training Gundogs since I was a child, but each time I talk with Willie, I learn from him and I see just how much more there is to learn. He added, “Willie’s incredible career and his unstinting commitment to building national and international Gundog competitions within The Great Game Fairs of Ireland at Shanes Castle in Antrim and at Birr Castle in County Offaly make him a most worthy recipient of this award.”

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