Coveted County Junior Double For Hosptial-Herbertstown in 1983
The following is a record of the 1983 Limerick County Hurling and Football Championship Final in 1983 with Hospital-Herbertstown winning a coveted Junior Hurling and Football Championship Double and Na Piarsaigh a great treble Under 116 Football Under 14 Hurling and Football Double.
County Senior Hurling Championship Final 1983
It was an unprecedented situation when two team from the same parish Patrickswell and Ballybrown clashed in the 1983. Limerick County Senior Hurling Championship Final at Pairc nan Gael on Sunday 11st September 1983. This senior hurling decider aroused considerable interest played in front of a big attendance. Gate receipts €6,207. It was a lively and entertaining game with experience shading the issue in favour of Patrickswell who beat their sister parish, neighbours by six points, 1-13 to 1-12, to capture their 7th County Senior Hurling Championship title and tow in a row achieved also in 1965-66 and 1969-70.
Patrickswell: Joe Murphy, goal, Philip Foley, Leonard Enright, captain, John O’Brien, Pa Foley, Sean Foley, Dom Punch, Jimmy Fenton, Terence Murray, Dave Punch, Ger Hayes, Seamus Kirby, Frankie Nolan, Richie Bennis, Liam Foley, sub Tom O’Brien.
Ballybrown: Francis O’Reilly, goal, Ger Curtin, Joe Kiely, Ger O’Reilly, Anthony Cusack, James Coughlan, Ritchie Quinn, Tony Hall, captain, Joe Mann, Ollie O’Connor, Terence Kenny, Christy Keyes, Mike Mulqueen, Pat Lynch, John Kenny. Subs: Eddie Cliffe and Pakie Hartigan.
Players of the Match Award went to Liam Foley, Patrickswell.
Referee: Kevin Walsh, Garryspillane.
County Senior Football Championship Fianl 1983
St. Kieran’s.…0-7
It was the meeting of 1976 champions Croom and 1981 champions St. Kieran’s in the 1983 Limerick County Senior Fotoball Championship final at Pairc na nGael on Sunday 25th September 1983. A great game they provided with thrills and excitement galore and a rousing finish. With two minutes remaining St. Kieran’s increased their lead to two 0-7 to 0-5. Few could have anticipated the drama that was about to unfold. With time almost up a bad clearance by a Kieran’s defender came to Larry Murray who gave a perfect pass to Jerry Sheehan. Mo had just come on as a sub a few minutes previously. He evaded a desperate tackle and from then yards out blasted an unstoppable shot to the back of the Kieran’s net. With the kickout, the final whistle sounded. What looked like almost certain defeat for Croom a few minutes earlier, was turned into glorious triumph for Croom by 1-5 to 0-7 to claim their second Limerick County Senior Football Championship title a first since 1976. Winning captain Garrett Howard ascended the stops of the stand to receive the County Senior Football trophy from County Board Chairman ?? amid great scenes of jubilation.
Croom: Oliver Kiely, Gerard Manning, Tony Kiely, Kevin Kiely, Garrett Howard, captain, Anthony Howard, Michael O’Shea, Brendan Gallagher, Gerry Murray, Peter Kiely, Anthony Lalor, Martin Kiely, James Kennedy, Michael Moloney, Donal Murray. Subs: Sean Breen and Gerry Sheehan.
St. Kieran’s: P. Nolan, L. Barrett, T. Hartnett, captain, Tim Larkin, D. Larkin, Tom Larkin, Peter O’Connor, Paul O’Connor, Tom Crowley, M. Woulfe, D. Mulvihill, M. Molyneaux, J. Keane, P. Leady, M. O’Connor. Subs: P. Molyneaux, T. Greaney.
Referee: Terence Murray, Patrickswell.
County Junior Hurling Championship Final 1983
Hospital-Herbertstown…. 2-1
A new name went on the Irish Press Cup at Croom on Sunday 30th October 1983 where Hospital-Herbertstown defeated gallant west champions Ardagh by three point, 2-11 to 0-14 in front of a record crowd, gate £2,987 for the Limerick County Junior Hurling Championship final. Hospital-Herbertstown who played with the wind at their backs in the first half and led at the interval. West champions Ardagh fought back in the second half and were on level terms with two minutes of normal time remaining on the clock. South champions Hospital-Herbertstown with the experienced gained in those hard fought narrow win over Knockainey in the south semi and Effin in the South final and County semi were not a spent force, as it so obviously seemed from the sideline, they went in search of the winning scores in the dying moments and the vetern John Reale obliged with smacking home a glorious goal to sod a thrilling three point, 2-11 to 0-14, victory for Hospital-Herbertstown over unlucky Ardagh and a historic County Junior Hurling championship title for the south divisional side to stay on course for a historic County Junior Hurling and Football Championship double. The Irish Press Cup was presented to winning captain Jimmy Carroll by County Board Chairman Jimmy Hickey amid great scenes of jubilations.
Hospital-Herbertstown: Liam Jones, Tom Kiely, TomO’Loughlin, Pat Kiely, Liam Garvey, Billy Higgins, Gerard Wright, Andrew Garvey, Ml. Hennessy, David Garvey, Jimmy Carroll, captain, Davy Cotter, John Reale, Garrett Barry and Jimmy Higgins. Subs Andrew Meaney, Joe Moran, Martin O’Shea. Other panel members who played in the course of the championship were Bob Kiely, Denis O’Leary, John Breen, Pat Ryan, Declan Murphy, Garrett Rourke, Paul Condon, Seamus Ryan. The winning South Championship final winning captain v Effin was Bob Kiely.
Ardagh: P. Molyneaux, J. Aherne, Peter O’Connor, Paul Connor, P. Hartnett, P. O’Connor, P. Mullins, M. Woulfe. S. Crowley, M. Molyneaux, N. O’Connor, C. O’Connor, M. O’Brien, P. Leahy, P. O’Connor. Subs L. O’Brien. J. Woulfe.
Referee: Seán O’Connor, Claughaun.
County Junior Football Championship Final 1983
Hosptial-Herbertstown …..1-7
West Champions Glin made the long journey to Croom to play South winners Hospital-Herbertstown on Sunday 20th November 1983 in the Limerick County Junior Football Championship final and in a pulsating game of swaying fortunes failed by a single point 1-7 to 1-6 to Hospital-Herbertstown. According to football critics, this was one of the great County Junior football finals. It had everything which constitutes a good game. Sportsmanship, fast open football and a dramatic 66th minute point from play by wing back Anthony O’Brien to give Hospital-Herbertstown their first every Limerick County junior football championship and the elusive South and County Junior Hurling and Football Championship double. Since the inception of the Junior championships in both hurling and football in 1902, the coveted Junior championship double was never achieved but the historians had the pleasure of writing a new chapter in the annal of Limerick GAA on Sunday 20th November 1983 and Croom when Hospital-Herbertstown completed the South and County Junior Hurling and Football Championship double captain by Jimmy Carroll.
Hospital-Herbertstown: Padge Hays, Liam Garvey, Martin O’Shea, Davy Cotter, David Garvey, Jimmy Carroll, captain, Anthony O’Brien, Billy Higgins, Michael Hennessy, Andrew Garvey, Niall O’Brien, Andrew Meaney, John Brien, Joe Moran, Mike Ryan. Sub Pat Fogarty, Francis Quaid, Garrett Barry, Tom Kiely, Tom O’Loughlin, Jimmy Higgins,
Declan Murphy, Seamus Ryan, Pat Ryan, Liam O’Doherty, Denis O’Leary, Gerard Wright and Paul Condon completed the panel.
Glin: M. McLoughlin, J. Horgan, J. Regan, P. Sweeney, T. Connolly, captain, M. Fitzgerald, E. Conway, M. Adams, D. Fitzgerald, N. Culhane, J. Fitzgerald, JA Culhane, P. Wallace, J. McNamara, L. Roche.
Referee: Liam Shanahan, Croom.
County Under 21 Hurling Championship Final 1983
Old Christians….1-7
Adare who lost to Doon by four points 2-11 to 3-4, in the 1982 County Under 21 Hurling Championship Final were back in the final again the following year and they crowned a great season with a deserved seven point 4-5 to 1-7, victory over City champions Old Christians to win their third County Under 21 Hurling Championship title, a first since 1979 at Askeaton on 30th October 1983.
Adare: Vincent Buckley, Ger Butler, Mike Dundon, captain, Billy Kennedy, Johnny Noonan, Donal Marron, Kevin Fitzgerald, Mike Benson, Mike Hennessy, Kevin Heffernan, Joe Hogan, Shane Fitzgibbon, Johnny Dunne, Dare Lynch, Declan Marron.
Old Christians: Paul Heneghan, Paul Howard, Dom Costelloe, Willie Nicholas, Mark Timmons, Ger Twomey, Eric Byrne, Noel O’Brien, Jack Cantillon, Mike O’Brien, John Hegarty, Tony Byrnes, Timmy Sheehan, Pat Howard and Ray Kiely.
County under 21 Football Championship Final Replay 1983
Newcastle West…. 1-6
Sean Finns, Rathkeale…..0-1
Sean Finns, Rathkeale defeated three points by Claughaun at Askeaton in the 1982 Limerick County Under 21 Football Championship final were back in the decider again the following year and played a thrilling draw with Newcastle West with a majpie deserved 1-6 to 0-1 winners of the replay at Askeaton on 16th October 1983 to take their fourth Limerick County Under 21 Football Championship title, a first since 1980.
Newcastle West: M. Tangney, J. Danaher, S. Kelly, M. Lane, D. Cremins, M. Mulcahy, J. McMahon, M. Quilligan, W. O’Doherty, L. Shine, S. Gleeson, D. Kelly, T. Kelly, K. O’Grady.
Sean Finns, Rathkeale: C. Hogan, D. Neville, M. O’Doherty, D. O’Keeffe, M. Fitzgerald, B. Dillon, G. O’Connor, D. O’Brien, B. Dillon, L. Casey, R. O’Doherty, B. O’Connor, T. Meehan, M. Meade and M. Neville.
County Minor Hurling Championship Final 1982
Newcastle West who bridged a forty-five years gap when defeating Feohanagh/Castlemahon 2-9 to 1-7 om the 1982 Limerick County Minor Hurling Championship final. It was another great come back the following year in the decider, this time for Bruff who regained County Minor Hurling Championship title, they last held in 1914 when at Pairc nan Gael on Sunday 11th September 1983, they beat Claughaun in a read thriller 1-7 to 1-6.
Bruff: Tom Coleman, Pat Dennehy, Liam Barron, captain, John Noonan, Mike Browne, Anthony Madden, Anthony O’Riordan, Mike Reale, James O’Riordan, John O’Riordan, Ger Browne, Seamus Hourigan, Pat Barrett, Pat Reale, Larry Farrell. Subs Kieran Lillis, Diarmuid Ring, Anthony O’Connell, Mike Carroll, Mike Kenny and Diarmuid Hayes.
Claughaun: G. Ryan, J. Kenny, S. Moylan, J. Fitzgerald, B. O’Meara, J. Hannon, A. Cunneen, D. Keane, R. O’Grady, M. Galligan, I Kennedy, J. Minihan, K. Maloney, S. Leo and L. O’Connor.
Player of the Match Award went to Ger Browne, Bruff.
County Minor Football Championship Final 1983
Newcastle West 1-5, St. Kieran’s 2-2 (Draw)
Newcastle West 1-6, St. Kieran’s 2-2 (Replay)
Newcastle West in winning their second Limerick County Minor Football Championship title, a first since 1980 again, like the 1980 title win, had to do so in a replay. In an all-West decider they met St. Kieran’s at Askeaton on 23rd October 1983 where they drew 1-5 to 2-2. The replay on 6th November at the same venue was another thriller which Newcastle West won narrowly 1-6 to 2-2.
Newcastle West: Joe Lee, Billy Lee, Sean Kelly, Dan O’Connor, Liam Cremin, Donal Cremin, Willie Harley, Liam Keane, Anthony Hogan, Eoin Cremin, Denis Kelly, Mike Shannon, John Upton, John Kenny and Donal Normoyle.
St. Kieran’s: David Enright, Mike Buckley, Peter Maloney, Seamus Fitzgerald, Declan Wilmot, Liam O’Brien, Dave Lenihan, Richard Woulfe, Sean Madigan, Gerard Kelly, Dan Larkin, Mike Barrett, John Enright, James O’Brien and Brendan O’Riordan.
County Under 16 Hurling Championship Final 1983
Ballybrown won their fist Limerick County Under 16 Hurling Championship title with an impressive 6-13 to 0-4 victory over gallant West champions at Askeaton on 6th September 1988.
Ballybrown: B. Quinn, K. Hedderman, J. Hartigan, J. Hogan, D Holland, P. Davern, T. O’Connell, J. O’Connor, G. Lynch, W. O’Reilly, R. Fitzgerald, S. Hayes, J. Davern, P. Mulqueen, D. Hogan.
Granagh-Ballingarry: Michael O’Donnell, Paul Clifford, John English, Aidan Fitzgerald, Brian O’Brien, John Sheehan, Pat Costello, Padraig Fitzgerald, James Higgins, Richie O’Keeffe, captain, Stephen O’Brien, John Hanrahan, Peter Stapleton, Michael Sheehan, Derry Tierney, Seamus Stapleton, Shane Hartnett, Gerry Tierney.
County Under 16 Football Championship Final 1983
Na Piarsaigh…..2-2
Newcastle West….0-2
Na Piarsaigh won their second Limerick County Under 16 Football Championship title, a first since 1975 with a six point victory over holders Newcastle West in the 1983 decider on 11th December at Askeaton.
County Under 14 Hurling Championship Final 1983
Na Piarsaigh….4-2
Na Piarsaigh won their first County Under 14 Hurling Championship title with a hard fought six points 4-2 to 1-5 victory over South Champions Kilmallock in the 1983 decider on 1st October at Croom.
Na Piarsaigh: B. O’Shea, T. Ryan, C. Graham, P. Condon, J. Carroll, B. Nolan, B. Hourigan, D. Bourke, K. Slattery, R. O’Flaherty, P. Conlon, R. O’Brien, C. Shiels, P. Farrell, captain, P. Dunleavy. Subs: R. Farrell, F. Brosnihan.
Kilmallock: D. Wiley, P. Heffernan, B. Hanley, D. McCarthy, J. Connory, T. Hennessy, L. Sheehy, M. Houlihan, T. Nelligan, J. Moloney, T. Kennedy, P. Barrett, P. Tobin, T. Allen, K. O’Connor. Subs D. Cronin, D. Clarke.
County Under 14 Football Championship Final 1983
Na Piarsaigh……2-4
Newcastle West……1-2
Like their counterparts in hurling Na Piarsaigh won their first County Under 14 Football Championship title in 1983 with a thrilling five point victory over gallant West Champions Newcastle West at Croom on 5th November 1983 and the elusive City and County Under 14 Hurling and Football Championship double.
Na Piarsaigh: N. O’Halloran, T. Ryan, C. Graham, P. O’Connell, P. Condon, R. Nolan, R. O’Farrell, P. O’Farrell, K. Slattery, P. Condon, S. Irish, A Meade, C. Shields, S. Madden, D. Bourke. Subs P. Hourigan, R. O’Brien.
Newcastle West: R. Purcell, P. Moloney, C. Kelly, K. Kelly, D. Cahill, M. Rowesome, P. O’Brien, N. Begley, T. Quilligan, R. Rowesome, P. Delee, T. Keane, D. Kinsella, G. Doody, B. O’Donoghue.
Referee: B. Heuston, Oola.
County Under 12 Hurling Championship Final 1983
Na Piarsaigh….1-4
Na Piarsaigh bid for a hat-trick of Limerick County under 12 Hurling Championship title failed when going under to a strong Adare fifteen at Croom on 14th July 1983 to claim their second Limerick County Under 12 Hurling Championship title a first since 1980.
Adare: Mike Moore, Gerard Kealy, Brian Butler, Tom Healy, Kenneth McCarthy, Joe Hickey, Ger Kennedy, Cathal Sheehy, Con Murphy, Brian O’Keeffe, David Hunt, Andrew Normoyle, John Barrett, Brian Duggan, James Dillon.
Na Piarsaigh: Colm Stindon, Tom Millea, Mark McCabe, Gerry Wallace, Michael Gavin, Niall Howlett, Lloyd Nolan, Colm, Tobin, Philip Bourke, Niall Lehane, Brian Carroll, Christopher Brown, Shane Lancester, Declan Considine, Niall Brien.
County Under 12 Football Championship Final 1983
St. Patrick’s…..1-2
St. Patrick’s made it back to back Limerick County under 12 Football Championship with a thrilling one point 1-3 to 1-2 victory over unlucky South Champions Croom in the 1983 decider at Askeaton on 21st July 1983.
St. Patrick’s: A. Mitchell, M. Clancy, T. Collopy, J. Quinn, M. Helpin, D. Tucker, F. Flannery, M. Kirley, captain, D. Lynch, A. Keyce, R. O’Hanlon, B. McMahon, D. McNamara, M. McNamara, D. McMahon.
Croom: F. Nolan, C. Daly, A Mangan, L. Brennan, C. Moloney, R. Begley, J. Hogan, W. O’Reilly, D. Sheeran, R. Casey, E. O’Shea, P. Sheehan, C. Breen, W. Madden and B. Hayes.
Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club are delighted to launch their 48-hour relay which takes place this weekend Friday 26th to Sunday 28th March. 48 of Granagh-Ballingarry players both past and present will run/walk in one-hour slots continuously over the weekend, starting at 3pm on Friday March 26th and finishing on Sunday march 28th at 4pm.
Note: Each player will run/walk for an hour, their own 5k to adhere to Level 5 restrictions. Monies raised will go towards Granagh-Ballingarry (50%), Granagh National School (25%) and Ballingarry National School (25%).
Thank you in advance for your support during these tough times. We encourage all people, both near and far to get involved by getting out for a walk/run for one hour, anytime over the weekend. This is something that all the family can do together as part of their community
wide event. We look forward to seeing all the selfies and photos from people of the parish locally, nationally and internationally who take up this challenge. Post your pics online, tag Granagh-Ballingarry GAA and use hashtag #gb48. People can donate on our GoFundMe page at
Croke Park and the County Board has advised clubs to inform players that the Player Injury Scheme for 2021 will not cover for loss of wages. Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club officials encourage all adult club players to consider getting personal injury insurance to cover loss of wages before the various competitions and championships resume, as the club will not be in a position financially to cover loss of wages for players injured while playing in an official sanctioned game or training session.
The first Limerick County Clubs draw for 2021 is on this Saturday 27th March. There will be monthly draws from March to December with a top prize of €10,000. There are a host of other prizes to be won 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd €2,000, 4th €1,000 and 5th to 9th €500, 10th to 13th €250, 14th to 30th €100. There will again be exclusive monthly prizes to be won. Entry to the draw is just €10 per month or €100 for the ten draws with the option to join our own ten monthly draw and County Club draw for €150. If you would like to renew your membership for 2021, please follow the link and select Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club and the number of draws you wish to sing up for. You may also contact the Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club draw co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton on 086-1960301.
Note: all names to be included in this Saturday’s first draw must be in by today, Wednesday 24th March at 12noon.
Due to the changed financial circumstances of many at this difficult time the closing day for membership of Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club for 2021 is extended to July 1st. Fees are €40 for adult players (€120 with club draw), €20 for students and non-players, €15 for Bord na nÓg (€120 per family). Non players who pay €100 club draw fee in full will automatically become members for 2021. Fees should be paid on or before 31st March to club registrar John Carroll or any club official. To train or play for the club you have to be insured. If you have not yet registered, we ask you to do so. It is generally felt by club officers that any member or player should feel obliged to get their membership paid a.s.a.p. and we must reiterate that people who have not paid will not be covered by insurance or entitled to any privileges whatsoever from our club.
The Granagh/Ballingarry Covid 19 volunteer group would like to remind parishioners that their delivery service is still up and running. Elderly, vulnerable or anybody who cannot leave their homes to get groceries or medication can ring O’Grady’s, O’Gorman’s, Snow’s and
O’Riordan’s Pharmacy. You can give them your order and pay them over the phone or put it on your account. They will contact a member of the delivery team to drop them to your door. We ask you to please avail of this service as we all want to work together to keep our community safe.
Are you interested in becoming a referee? Think you can do better? Then put your whistle where your mouth is and become a GAA referee!
Why become a GAA referee?
Stay involved with the game as an alternative to playing.
It’s a great way to keep fit.
Could you referee a County Final or All Ireland?
Learn more about the game. Give something back off players at the end of their playing days the opportunity to continue in the sport.
It helps to develop personal skills that are of value in all walks of life.
What qualities are required to become a GAA referee?
Good knowledge of the playing rules. Be physically and mentally fit. Have the ability to remain calm. Have the moral courage to take decisions which are correct.
If interested please forward your details a.s.a.p. to Patsy Coffey, Cappamore 087 9160344 or Mike Sexton, Bruree 087 9188375.
The age grade for underage hurling and football teams will change for 2021 in line with national policy. The age grades will move to uneven numbers (U7, U9, U13, U15, U19 and U21). The fixtures at club level will be co-ordinated by the following committees:
Coaching and Games U7, U9, U11.
County Bord na nÓg U13, U15, U17.
County Senior Board U19, U21
Junior A Intermediate and Senior.
Junior B Hurling and Football formats/dates, etc will be circulated ASAP.
The County C.C.C. has informed clubs of the following decision with regard to the running of the remaining 2020 hurling and football county championships.
U21 Premier A/B 13-1-side Football Champion-ship abandoned.
Minor premier and A/B Football Championship Finals will be played at the next available date.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Semi Finals and Final will be played at the next available date.
County and Divisional Junior B Hurling and Football Championship will be played at the next available date (county only will go ahead if time permits). Clubs will be afforded sufficient lead time to train prior to the commencement of their respective championships.
All collective club training for all adult and underage hurling and football teams is suspended until further notice and any breach of this regulation will be dealt with as per appropriate rule.
Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club snoods are now available for sale at €7, while stocks last in O’Grady’s Spar Shop in Ballingarry. All proceeds to Bord na nOg, please support.
Limerick GAA have announced TLC6 Clean-Up will take place in some capacity this Good Friday, April 6th in compliance with HSE restrictions. Please visit to register your interest. More information will be available in the coming weeks.
The annual Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake commences next Saturday 27th March at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium sponsored by JP and Noreen McManus. This event will unfortunately be run behind closed doors this year. Each GAA, Camogie and Ladies Football club in Limerick will once more be assigned one of the 70 plus entered greyhounds and as they progress int he competition, so do the nominating club. 1st round Saturday 27th March; 2nd Saturday 3rd April; Quarter finals Saturday 10th April; Semi-finals Saturday 17th April; Final Saturday 24th April.
Club Prizes: Each of the clubs assigned to the b finalist on Saturday 4th April are guaranteed a prize. The winning club will receive €10,000 and a free fundraising event 2nd and 3rd placed will receive €5,000 and €2,000 respectively and each of the remaining three clubs will get €1,000 each. There will also be fun events each week of the competitions with chances for club members to win prizes. You will have the chances to cheer on Granagh-Ballingarry nominated greyhound from the comfort of your home as each of the races will be live every Saturday night on a new online Greyhound Racing Show called Talking Dogs TV and each Club will be giving exclusive free vouchers to watch from home.
The following were the winners in the February Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club drawn held on Saturday 20th March. €400 Tom O’Shea, promoter John Carroll; €100 each to Mark Tierney, promoter Pat Carroll; Peter Dunworth, promoter Mossie and Pat and Paddy Tierney, promoter Willie Power. We thank all our punters for their continued support.
Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club officials, players and members extend sympathy to club children’s officer Jimmy Chawke, Richard and Mary Chawke and the extended Chawke family, Granagh on the death of Mairead Chawke (nee Spieran), Chawke’s Cross, Granagh, in her 99th Year. Mairead predeceased by her husband Ned, who was a member of the 1940
Limerick All Ireland Senior Hurling winning team and captain of the 1942 Granagh County Junior Hurling Championship winning team. She was delighted when her sons Jimmy and Richard were on the Granagh side that bridged a 34-year gap winning the county Junior Hurling Championship in 1976 and to have had the Liam McCarthy brought to her home in September 2018.
Ar dheis Dégo raid a hanam.
Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club officials, players and members extend sympathy to the Forde family, Ballingarry on the death of Paddy Ford, 3 Clontemple, Ballingarry and formerly of Foyle Duagh, Co. Kerry. Former serving member of the 12th Infantry Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick, Paddy was a great support of all the various local sporting clubs within the parish. He was an active member of the local community games club with a special interest and expertise in coaching athletics. He was also a lifetime supporter of the local soccer club and never forgot his Kerry roots as he served and supported both the ladies and mens Gaelic football team over the years.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.