LOCAL CLUBS MOURN THE PASSING OF PJ GARVEY
Hospital Herbertstown GAA is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of PJ Garvey. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all the family, friends & neighbours. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. May PJ Rest in Peace.
A naturally gifted player in both hurling and football, PJ Garvey was a central figure to scores of Hospital/Herbertstown teams over many years. PJ’s promise was evident from on early age, first wearing a county jersey for a Limerick primary schools selection in 1983 against Galway. A stellar career at second level with Hospital De la Salle would follow which included winning an All Ireland medal in 1989. PJ would go on to line out with many Limerick teams, in both hurling and football with perhaps the most notable occasion being part of the Limerick team for the Munster Senior Football Final in 1991 against Kerry.
Mungret St. Pauls regret to announce the passing of our Junior A Hurling manager, PJ Garvey. Coming from a family steeped in GAA, PJ was involved with Hospital Herbertstown, Ballybricken and Mungret St. Pauls. As a youngster it was evident he was a naturally gifted dual player, achieving many titles with his club. He began to wear the Green and white jersey of Limerick at Primary level in 1983 and played his way through all grades in both Hurling and Football winning an All Ireland medal with his secondary school along the way and being part of the 1991 Limerick Senior Football final when Limerick were narrowly defeated by Kerry. In 2019 PJ joined the management of our Junior A hurling team. In July 2021, PJ, the management team and players brought great success to the club when the Junior A Hurling team won the City League title they then went on to win the County League title in PJ’s notable absence, the eve of his father passing earlier this month. There will be a big void in not just the Junior A Hurling group but in Mungret St. Pauls and the Garvey and O’Doherty families as PJ will be greatly missed by all who knew him as a husband, father, brother, uncle, player, supporter, coach and friend.
Condolences to his wife, Sheila, sons, Conor and James and their partners, brothers, sisters, mother in law, brothers and sisters in law, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís
Limerick GAA would like to be associated with both Hospital/Herbertstown and Mungret St. Paul’s GAA Clubs in expressing Condolences to PJ’s wife, Sheila, sons, Conor and James and their partners, brothers, sisters, mother in law, brothers and sisters in law, nephews, nieces and extended family, friends and his beloved Club members in both Hospital/Hebertstown and Mungret St. Paul’s at this very sad time.
May PJ Rest in Peace.