People all around Roscommon, Dublin and Offaly are flying the primrose and blue flag to remember Conor Connelly who passed away on Saturday.
The passing of the former Roscommon footballer who played club football with Creggs, Michael Glaveys, St Judes of Dublin and Ballycumber in Offaly caused shock and sadness nationwide.
Restrictions due to Covid-19 mean that his funeral can only be for immediate family members. As a way of showing their love for Conor and his family, the GAA community have begun to fly the Roscommon flag outside homes and businesses to honour the 2001 Connacht SFC winner.
It is a touching gesture at such a sad, sad time.
An idea by former Roscommon player Lorcan Dowd to fly the flag for our former Colleague Conor Connelly, it’s flying now amazingly similar to how he played on the wing. #RIPConor - Condolences to All the Connelly & Quinn Family’s 💛💙 💚🤍💛 God bless you all. pic.twitter.com/KmhT0YQuXo— Shane Curran (@shanetcurran) March 29, 2020
Paddy Joe Burke has the flags flying for Conor. May he RIP pic.twitter.com/CZpNF0xYy6— Michael boyle (@muckelb) March 29, 2020
We ask householders to display a Yellow and Blue flag to show our respect for Conor Connelly. The flag is a symbol of Conor’s dedication to the Roscommon and Ballycumber jerseys .Because of Coronavirus we cannot visit the house or attend Conor’s funeral Mass and Burial.— Ballycumber GAA Club (@Ballycumber_GAA) March 29, 2020
There is something reassuring about the primrose and blue @RoscommonGAA flag especially at this heartbreaking time for the Connelly family. Identity, community, belonging. A county united in grief but so deeply proud of what Conor achieved in all aspects of his life. #RIPConor https://t.co/ShTsJ9XmnJ— Brian Carthy (@briancarthyrte) March 29, 2020
Flying the flag for Conor today in Dr Hyde Park where he played some fantastic football for his County. Thank you for the memories. #ripconor @clubrossie @RoscommonGAA @Ballycumber_GAA @GaaCreggs pic.twitter.com/Qf2yrZmw8S— Roscommon Gaels (@RoscommonGaels) March 30, 2020