Sadness at passing of former Limerick hurler Vivian Cobbe:

By John Keogh Limerick Leader Sport

THE LIMERICK GAA world is in mourning this Wednesday afternoon following the passing of former county hurler and St Patrick’s clubman Vivian Cobbe at the age of 89.

Vivian won a Munster SHC medal with Limerick in 1955 as part of ‘Mackey’s Greyhounds’ and was also a member of the county’s team that won Munster and All-Ireland junior titles the previous year.

He continued his Limerick career throughout the 1960’s, while also playing for his beloved St Patrick’s club. Cobbe also won two Railway Cup medals with Munster. Tributes have been paid online to Vivian with St Patrick’s secretary, and Limerick GAA PRO Eamonn Phelan among those to post online.

Despite his success with Limerick, it was with St Patrick’s where he had the biggest impact and was still lining out with the inner city club well into his 50’s. He was considered a gentleman of the game, on and off the field.
Vivian’s funeral details will be confirmed in due course. He would have turned 90 next January.