ST. PATRICK’S GAA CLUB NOTES
The Following is an Epitaph for the late Paddy Quilligan who sadly passed away last week. Due to constraints with space it was very difficult to write down all that Paddy had achieved and contributed throughout his life.
Paddy Quilligan RIP
Paddy attended St. Patrick’s National School under the guidance of the late Tadhg Ó Ceallaigh and he received an excellent primary school education and was an exemplary student.
Paddy was a member of the school hurling and football teams that participated for the Ola and Leader Cups (Hurling) and Spillane Cup (Gaelic Football).
Paddys Secondary school education was in St. Michaels Christian Brothers school, Sexton Street and he was a member of the school team that won the 1960 Munster Colleges senior Gaelic football title and was a member of the school Doctor Harty Cup team that were narrowly defeated by North Monastery in hurling final also in 1960. Having received excellent results in his Leaving certificate examination in 1960 Paddy decided to pursue a career in accountancy and after intensive studies
qualified as an accountant.
In his work as an accountant Paddy assisted many individuals and firms with their financial affairs. Paddy was a devoted and loving husband and father and always ensured that his outstanding work for the G.A.A. and his beloved St. Patrick’s G.A.A. did not interfere with his family commitments.
The St. Patrick’s club and the G.A.A. and general will always be indebted to Paddy for his outstanding work on their behalf. During his playing career with St. Patrick’s, he won numerous underage county medals in hurling and Gaelic football. Paddy played for “Saints” and in 1963 had the honour of being the captain of the senior hurling team.
When playing days were over he continued his involvement with the club and held many positions including team’s selector, club chairman, treasurer, fundraiser etc.
Paddy was also treasurer of the county board, chairman of the City board, chairman of the county board development draw and also served as selector with Limerick county teams.
This tribute does not adequately recall his many achievements as long as the St. Patrick’s club is in existence, forever the name of Paddy Quilligan will be recalled.
Ar dheis Dé go Raibh anam dílis Paddy Quilligan.