Regretted Death of Jim Lynch Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club & West GAA Committee


Everybody in Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club was deeply saddened to learn of the premature death of Jim Lynch. Born in 1962 into a family steeped in the GAA tradition (his father Paddy was part of a great Feenagh team of the 1930’s and 40’s). Jim, along with his twin John, and older brother Noel, served Granagh Ballingarry with distinction at every level. A powerful forward with great hands and a keen eye for the posts. Jim and twin John were a vital part of those successful underage teams in 1976, 78 and 80, and Jim also captained the side. So last season, when Granagh-Ballingarry again won the West Minor hurling title, Jim had the happy task of presenting the cup to David Lynch (no relation), also from the ‘Granagh Road’. Jim remarked that Granagh men had brought home that cup three times and they all lived close by on the ‘Granagh Road’. Sean Cagney in 1958, Jim Lynch in 1980 and David Lynch in 2018. Jim was very proud of that fact and the three were photographed together on the night. He also won a junior league medal with Granagh, along with his brother Noel in 1987. In recent years he moved into administration, serving as the hardworking Assistant Secretary of the West Board, a role he really enjoyed. To his twin brother John, our dedicated and long serving secretary, to his brother Noel, former team manager, to sisters, Nora, Mary and Kathleen, (Jim’s sister Eileen passed away just a year ago), to close relatives and friends, we offer our heartfelt sympathy at this time. Jim will be fondly remembered.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Reposing at O’Grady’s Funeral Home, Ballingarry on Friday, May 31st, from 5.30pm until 8pm, arriving at St. Joseph’s Church, Granagh at 9pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday, June 1st, at 12 o clock. Burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations instead to Dromcolliher Respite Centre.

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