Many tributes have been paid to the former Louth football manager Paddy Clarke who passed away yesterday.
Clarke, who was in charge of the Wee County from 1997 to 2001, managed clubs to championship successes in five different counties and was also assistant to Ireland International Rules manager Brian McEniff at the turn of the millennium.
Paddy's remains will repose at his home in Cooperhill, Drogheda from 5 o’clock until 10 o’clock today and from 1 o’clock until 9 o’clock tomorrow. Removal on Wednesday morning at 10.30 o’clock arriving to St. Mary’s Church, James Street, for Funeral Mass at 11 o’clock. Burial will take place afterwards in Calvary Cemetery.
Very sad to hear of the passing of Paddy Clarke. Would have loved to have played under him as he always gave you a lift any time you spoke to him. A Louth legend and was way ahead of his time as a coach and manager #RIP— Paddy Keenan (@PadraigOCianain) November 12, 2018
Very sad to hear of the passing of Paddy Clarke. An absolute gentleman #RIP— Johnny Magee (@JohnnyMagee06) November 11, 2018
Paddy was one of the finest. Gave great encouragement & advice to all us coaches across the province. Condolences to the Clarke family https://t.co/xKheDCivxp— Turlough O Brien (@TurloughCarlow) November 11, 2018
Poor Paddy Clarke RIP 🏐🙏— Tom Rooney (@_TR69) November 11, 2018
What a loss.
who’s going to own the history of Louth GAA statistics now 😢 pic.twitter.com/zY3Zc5SGN6
RIP Paddy Clarke- a true Louth Gael— St Mochta's GFC (@StMochtas1934) November 11, 2018
Minute’s silence in Drogheda for the late Paddy Clarke (former Louth manager) and Brendan Hand (O’Raghallaigh’s) before today’s Leinster SFC QF between Newtown Blues and Eire Og. pic.twitter.com/eZejQkv0D7— Caoimhín Reilly (@CaoimhinReilly) November 11, 2018
Sad to hear of the passing of former Louth manager Paddy Clarke yesterday.— Sportsfile (@sportsfile) November 12, 2018
Here are some photos of the colourful character. pic.twitter.com/y0y2uAlyqb