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Obituaries: Galway


All-Stars: Kerry get five but O'Mahony loses out
All-Ireland champions Kerry have been rewarded with five places on the 2014 GAA GPA All-Stars football team.
23 October 2014

Badger, Michael Joe
The passing of Michael Joe Badger of Rathfee left a huge air of sadness among the people of Turloughmore at the week end. Michael Joe was well known and tremendously popular in the area.
28 February 2003

Barrett, Marty
The fair-haired corner forward from Padraig Pearses, Marty Barrett, was part of a bright new generation of Galway hurlers who restored pride to the maroon jersey after decades of frustration for the glory days of the 1980s.
02 October 2009

Barrows, Michael
For all who knew Michael Barrows, it is hard to realise that this month marks the first anniversary of the death of one of Tuam’s true gentlemen.
30 October 2007

Bermingham, Noel
Craughwell and its surrounds were deeply saddened by the news that one of its exiles, Noel Bermingham, had passed away peacefully at his home in Cheltenham recently.
11 October 2013

Bermingham, Patrick
The death occurred recently of Patrick Bermingham, Main Street, Kinvara, an outstanding hurler in his day and the winner of All-Ireland hurling honours in his student days.
03 May 2013

Berry, Matthew
There has been shock and sadness across the county at the tragic death of promising young Galway under 21 footballer, Galway United and St. Patrick’s Club soccer player Matthew Berry from Caherlistrane in a car crash.
31 July 2004

Black card rule=more scores
Statistics released by the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) show that the average number of points scored per game in this year's football championship was 9.5 per cent higher than last year.
02 October 2014

Boland, Michael
Ballinasloe was in shock at the news of the death of one of its best-known and highly respected citizens, Michael Boland of Tulrush.
10 October 2006

Broderick, Jack
The village of Creggan and the parish of Craughwell is all the poorer following the death of Mr Jack Broderick.
30 June 2005

Brosnan, Tommy
In the 1952 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship final at Croke Park, the man of the Match was a boy of 16/ Tommy Brosnan from Athenry Road, Tuam and turned 16 in August
10 March 2011

Browne, Philip
"Give me a key and I will play in any flat" this was one of the many one liners that Philip Browne would throw at you during a music session of which there were many - because music and his family were Philip's life.
20 January 2012

Burke, Barry
It was a measure of the huge dedication which accomplished midfielder Barry Burke gave to the St. Thomas' Hurling Club that he insisted on training the club's U-16s this year despite having work commitments which took him all over the country.
05 June 2010

Burke, Dympna
Just around this time last year - a little earlier in May Dympna Burke’s family and circle of friends arranged a surprise 60th birthday bash in the Saccre Coeur Hotel to honour and salute the former Dunmore woman, who ran such a successful dressmaking and interior design business from her well known home in Dominick Street, Galway.
31 May 2003

Burke, Jimmy
There was widespread sadness at the passing of Jimmy Burke of Coolarne. Jimmy was well known and hugely popular. In his youth he was an excellent hurler and one of three brothers who wore the Turloughmore jersey with pride.
25 May 2012

Burke, John
The death occurred of John Burke Castleview, Headford on Wednesday August, 16th, 2006. Formerly from Gortnamona, John was the eldest in a family of twelve to his late father John and his mother Peg who still resides in Gortnamona.
24 August 2006

Burke, Paddy
Thousands of people arrived in Lackagh last week to pay respects to well known and much loved community activist Paddy Burke of Baunmore.
18 November 2010

Burke, Stephen
On May 14th, 1959, a group of young men made their way from the Phoenix Park gates to the Garda Depot in Dublin.
14 October 2004

Burke, Tom
THE death has occurred at his home following an illness of Tom Burke, Lettergesh East, aged 75 years.

30 November 2004

Burke, Tom
Tom Burke was born in Carrownagur, Dunmore, in the infant years of the Irish Free State and in the shadow of the Carrantryla"Big House", in the latter days of landlordism in Ireland.
30 November 2007

Byrne, Toddie
The remarkable growth of Kinvara during the last 40 years owed much to the vision of dedicated locals, but the outstanding person among them was former County Councillor, Chairman of Galway County Council and Senator Toddie Byrne.
14 April 2006

Cahill, Michael
There was widespread sadness at the passing of Michael Cahill, Deerpark, Gort, one of the constant followers of the Gort hurling teams at their matches at all levels and President of the Gort Hurling Club at the time of his death.
18 May 2007

Carr, Paddy
2006 ended on a sad note for the London GAA community with the death of Paddy Carr on December 15th.
01 January 2007

Cassidy, John
When news spread of the passing at a comparatively early age of John Cassidy, Curragh West, there was a profound sense of sadness and loss throughout the entire community, and particularly so in footballing circles.
09 May 2013

Championship tweets: The Village celebrates
It's probably safe to assume that there is no shortage of sore heads around the country this morning following yesterday's club final schedule.
20 October 2014

Coen, Charlie
Charlie Coen died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, 31st July 2011.
08 September 2011

Coffey, Frank
It was with deep sadness that the people of the area learned of the untimely death after a short illness of Frank Coffey of Ballyloughane, Cahertymore.
31 December 2002

Coleman, Bertie
After losing Enda Colleran, Mattie McDonagh, Sean Purcell, Jack Mahon and Miko Kelly, Galway football bids a fond farewell to another of its stalwart sons, Bertie Coleman from Dunmore, who died on June 4th.
07 June 2007

Comer, Tommy
Another link with the Irish War of Independence was severed when Tommy Comer, Ballintleva, Belclare passed away. Tommy, who was involved in the fight for Irish Freedom in the Belclare-Caherlistrane area, would have been 100 next November (2003).
31 July 2003

Conneely, Paddy
It was with deep sadness that the people of the area learned of the death of Paddy Conneely, Cregmore
30 May 2013

Connell, Michael
The death occurred peacefully of Mr Michael Connell, at his residence in Liscuib Ballymacward.
16 March 2007

Connolly, Johnny
Johnny Connolly, Ballindine, who died recently was widely known on his bus runs throughout the South Mayo and North Galway areas. News of his sudden death came as a great shock to family and friends. He was aged 77 and a member of a prominent local family.
31 March 2004

Conroy, Daniel
Community remembers a shinning light who made his mark before he was called ashore
03 May 2013

Corless, James
James Aloysius ’Weeshie’ Corless of Kinvara, had a high profile career in hurling both in Ireland and in Chicago, and was a highly respected businessman.
10 November 2006

Costello, Canon Paddy
Canon Paddy Costello, who died on April 8, was a popular priest, teacher and friend to many - a man who grace the grass of Croke Park and worked the barren fields of Zambia with equal enthusiasm.
10 May 2013

Costello, Michael.Dr
St Mary’s Church was filled to capacity as family, friends and patients of the late Dr Michael Costello gathered to mark his passing.
The popular doctor died at the age of 78 after a short illness.

22 January 2005

Costello, Peter
The death took place after a long illness of Peter Costello of Glenmore. In his eighties, Peter Costello was one of the most popular men in the area and had worked for many years with the Bord of Works, having had a long and distinguished hurling career that spanned over three decades.
06 January 2005

Costello, Rev. Patrick
Father Paddy Costello, who died on April 8 was a popular priest, teacher and friend to many. Originally from Garbally, Menlough, he was educated at St. Jarlath's College in Tuam and went on to train for the priesthood at Maynooth Seminary.
09 May 2013

Costello, Sean
The death of Sean Costello from Killower, Belclare who was well known for his involvement in many sports over the years, especially hurling, football and horse racing, has occasioned great sadness over a wide area.
19 October 2006

Cotter, Eamon
A Legendary man, a man who was a big thinker and one who was ahead of his time as far as getting things done goes will be buried in California.
10 August 2012

Coughlan, Frank
The death took place of Frank Coughlan, Cappaveha, Kilconnell, Ballinasloe, and late of Balfe Road East, Walkinstown, Dublin 12. He was a native of Cappagh, Kilconnell, where he spent his childhood, teenage years and early twenties.
18 August 2006

Coyne, Peter
The death of Peter Coyne, Musicfield, Milltown early last month, at the great age of 96, caused widespread sadness.
15 September 2011

Craughwell, Paddy
Menlough footballers’ recent spirited display in retaining their Senior status for 2008 would undoubtedly have pleased one man more than most: the late, great Paddy Craughwell who passed to his eternal reward on October 14th last.
06 December 2007

Craughwell, Patrick
The death occurred peacefully of Patrick Craughwell, Menlough.Ballinasloe at his residence in the loving care of his family, friends, and neighbours.
30 October 2007

Creaven, Jack
Jack Creaven, Creagh, Ballinasloe, who died recently at the age of 81, was a native of Cloonshecahill, New Inn and worked as a psychiatric nurse at St Brigid's Hospital up to retirement in 1986.
10 October 2008

Croke, Ken
Over the decades, the Moycullen parish has produced many fine hurlers, who gave outstanding service at club level and in many instances at inter county level
01 January 2001

Cullinane, Jim
One of the oldest and most respected farmers in the parish passed away peacefully at his home in Anbally on July 19th.
24 July 2008

Cullinane, Seamus
Seamus Cullinane was a man larger than life itself. When we took his mortal remains to their last resting place in Athenry Cemetery, all who knew him would readily agree that their life’s experiences were enriched by their dealings with him
01 January 2001

Cunningham, Mick
There was great sadness in the Claregalway, Annaghdown and Corrandulla catchment areas at the passing to his eternal reward of Mick Cunningham, Kilgill, who died at the age of 80 after a short illness.
31 December 2003

Curley, Sonny
Many tributes have been paid to veteran Corofin community activist Sonny Curley, Rusheens, who passed away last week and who was laid to rest in Cummer cemetery on Sunday.
29 May 2008

Curran, Patrick
Many tributes have been paid to popular Headford - born priest Canon Patrick Curran, PP, Castlebar who passed away suddenly at his home in Castlebar last week.
10 July 2008

Cusack, JP
The former Archbishop of Tuam, Most Rev. Dr Joseph Cassidy was the Principal Concelebrant at the Funeral Mass of Mr. J.P. Cusack of Athenry Road, Loughrea, which was celebrated in St. Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea.
30 May 2005

Daly, Gerry
The death occurred on August 4th, 2012 of Gerry Daly, the tall, powerfully built full-back on the great Galway senior football team of a glory year, 1956. A native of The Square, Ballinasloe, Gerry would spend most of his adult life in Dublin, where he worked as a Garda.
10 November 2012

Daly, Sean
A community united in grief to mourn the passing of a man who spoke so movingly and honestly about the devastation of discovering he had Motor Neurone Disease - and how his final wish was to walk his daughter up the aisl
28 September 2012

Dempsey, Paddy
The death occurred suddenly of former County Councillor Paddy Dempsey of Mirah, Turloughmore and Cregboy, Claregalway .
10 January 2008

Dervan, Billy
The Loughrea Community recently lost one of its long time citizens with the death of Billy Dervan, late of Abbey Street, Loughrea. Billy was known the length and breadth of the country and his funeral in St. Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea bore testament to his popularity.
31 August 2005

Devine, Dessie
The death of Dessie Devine, Lowville, Ahascragh, after a long illness, evoked widespread sympathy. Though only 57 years of age, he had a colourful and illustrious career. A former ’King of the Fair’ in Ballinasloe for the Great October Fair, the late Dessie was known over a very wide area for his stage performances, mostly in comic roles.
10 February 2006

Donnellan, Kevin
Thousands attended the funeral at the weekend of car accident victim Kevin Donnellan who earlier in the week lost his life on the Caltra-Ahascragh road at Clonbrock when his car struck a tree.
26 July 2007

Donnellan, Malachy
The communities of Kilbeacanty, Maree and most of South Galway were brought together recently to mourn the death of one its best known citizens. Malachy Donnellan was born on the 3rd of December, 1912. He passed away peacefully, though unexpectedly on the day of his 90th birthday.
28 December 2002

Donohoe, Bertie
In the near 100 years history of the Connacht Tribune Newspaper, it’s doubtful if any sports journalist had a greater command of his subject or offered more incisive commentary as the late, lamented Bertie Donohoe.
28 December 2002

Dooley, Jimmy
The death occurred of Jimmy Dooley, Cummer. While it was not unexpected, it nevertheless caused sincere sorrow and a sense of loss not only to his family but to the entire community of Corofin. While Jimmy was a very good and proud family man, he was also one of the greatest when it came to serving his community. He was well known for his involvement and commitment to every worth-while project.
31 August 2003

Duffy, Billy
Billy Duffy who died in London, was regarded by many as one of Galway’s best ever hurlers and had close connections with South Galway natives who emigrated to London. He left a lasting impression on thousands of Galway hurling supporters who saw him play for the county’s senior team from 1952 to 1955.
08 July 2005

Duffy: derogatory comments will now be dealt with
Paraic Duffy says disciplinary committees are "far more likely" to enforce the GAA's new ruling regarding derogatory comments from managers.
04 November 2014

Duggan, Sean
One of the greatest hurlers Galway ever produced - and one of the greatest hurlers from any county never to win an All-Ireland medal - was laid to rest on Monday when former inter-county goalkeeper Seanie Duggan (90) was buried at Forthill Cemetery in the city.
04 October 2013

Earls, Bill
It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of Bill Earls, Forest Views, Woodlawn, who passed to his eternal reward.


08 August 2008

Earls, Mary
The death of Mrs Mary Earls, Derrymullen, Ballinasloe caused widespread sadness and was deeply regretted by all who knew her.
28 February 2003

Egan, Joe
The death occurred recently of Mr. Joseph Egan, Mountbellew after a short illness. Joe (87) was for many years one of Mountbellew’s best known business people and up until his illness he had worked in his shoe repair shop and attracted a large business from far and wide.
30 October 2007

Fahey, Michael John
Michael John Fahey Lehinch, Hollymount, who died recently was a legendary character in the Hollymount area. He took ill and died suddenly on the way home after tending to some sheep on the family farm.
28 April 2005

Fahy, Billy
A North Galway community was left in deep shock at the weekend following the tragic death of an elderly man in a freak farm accident.
21 March 2008

Fallon, Michael
The death of Michael Fallon, St Ita’s, Kilgrave, Ballinasloe marked the demise of one of the town’s most respected citizens. The Dunmore man who came to his adopted town more than sixty years ago was one of the most unassuming and courteous gentlemen to have ever to Ballinasloe. He served the community in many facets, always in a quiet and dignified manner, enjoying his chores for the betterment of his many neighbours, friends and townspeople.
13 April 2007

Farragher, Norman
The Galway Co Board GAA President, Mr Norman Farragher, was laid to rest in his native area, after spending the last number of years living in Co. Wexford. His death had occurred - after a long illness - at Macmurrough, New Ross, Co. Wexford.
27 February 2006

Farragher, T.J.
Sad news spreads fast and it was early on a recent Monday morning when word arrived that T.J. Farragher had died suddenly the night before at his home in Ballynew, Claremorris
30 June 2004

Feeney, Mattie
It was with deep sadness that the people of the area learned of the death of Mattie Feeney of Athenry and late of Grange
01 January 2001

Feeney, Tommy
The death has taken place of Tommy Feeney in Hawaii, a well-known former Gaelic footballer with the Wolfe Tones Club, Galway and with his native Ballintubber.

14 January 2005

Feerick, Fr. Billy
Fr. Billy Feerick passed away in Tallaght Hospital after a brief illness. His death which was not expected, came as a great shock to his many friends in Ballinrobe, Killarney, Maam and also to his fellow priests in St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan.
27 April 2005

Feerick, Pat
The sudden, unexpected death of well-known Milltown man Pat Feerick at his home in the early hours of Sunday, November 18th shocked and hugely saddened the local community, and many, many people around the county and farther afield.
30 November 2007

Fergus, Tommie
Long before there were such things as big supermarkets chains such as Tesco, Dunes Stores and Supervalu - Loughrea had its very own night time shopping facility, thanks to the late Tommie fergus and his wife Mausie.
15 June 2007

Finn, Jack
With the death of John Finn, Ballingarry, Kilchreest, South Galway lost one of its oldest citizens.
30 November 2007

Finn, Michael
The death occurred suddenly - while cycling to Mass - of Mr Michael Finn, Castleblakeney, and formerly from Lisheen, Ballymacward.
10 November 2006

Fitzpatrick, Dan
Mr Dan Fitzpatrick of 6 Conor Park, Ballynahinch, who died peacefully at his home on 29 May 2007, was the head of Chemistry Department at the Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch. He was 57.
13 June 2007

Flanagan, Paddy
The death of Paddy Flanagan, Crozon Downs, Sligo and late of Tuam, retired engineering teacher at Grange Vocational School, Sligo, occurred peacefully at the North West Hospice
17 September 2009

Flynn, Donal
It was with much regret and sadness that Galway’s hurling fraternity learned of the passing of former Liam Mellows, Galway and Connacht Railway Cup winner Donal Flynn.
30 December 2005

Flynn, Paul
Galway's GAA community is reeling this week after the tragic deaths of two hugely talented hurlers in separate accidents.
10 October 2008

Foster, Christy
Born and bred in Claremorris, Christy Foster (92) was one of life's true gentlemen and when news of his passing becameknown across the region last week, everybody had a tale to tell.
05 July 2011

Foy, Very Rev. Sean
The parishioners of Moycullen Parish realised for a long time that their Parish Priest, Very Rev. Canon Sean Foy, was not very well, but there was a huge sense of sadness in the wider community, when the popular priest passed away at the Parochial House in Moycullen.
01 January 2001

Francis, Mattie
One of the most traumatic encounters a small boy can have, apart from meeting the dentist for the first time, is the first rendezvous with the barber.
22 October 2009

Furey, PJ
Oranmore native PJ (Pat) Furey, Hillview Drive, Carlow, passed away just three months short of his 98th birthday on December 5 last year.
12 July 2013

Gallagher, Michael
Michael F. Gallagher NT (1914-2006), school teacher, sportsman and writer, passed away.
22 August 2006

Gallagher, Michael
Michael F. Gallagher NT (1914-2006), school teacher, sportsman and writer, passed away.
22 August 2006

Gallagher, Michael & Maura
The deaths of Michael and Maura Gallagher, Park Road, Kiltimagh, within the space of a few weeks of each other, caused deep sadness in the local community where they were well known and held in high regard by everyone. Michael died in the last week of July 2006 while Maura passed to her eternal reward just a few weeks later.
19 September 2006

Ganley, Matt
When Was as a young fella living at the top of Dunlo Hill, over looking Ballinasloe’s famous Fair Green (and I still live there), Mick Fallon was in digs seven or eight houses down from me. Mrs. ’Ma’ Campbell kept a lodging house in the middle of Dunlo Hill. For a few years in the mid-1940’s three Galway Senior footballers lodged there.
17 May 2007

Ganly, Mattie
Many tributes have been paid following the death of well known Ballinasloe man Mattie Ganly , who passed away earlier this week. He was 84.
05 April 2013

Garvey, Donal
The rather unexpected death of retired school vice-principal Mr. Donal Garvey on Sunday, 12th January has saddened many people in the city of his adoption.
24 January 2008

Geoghegan, Paddy
The death of Paddy Geoghegan at University College Hospital, marked the end of an era in the life of the Craughwell community.
30 September 2007

Geraghty, John
The death took place in Boston, USA, at the weekend of Johnny Geraghty, a native of Mackney, Ballinasloe.
10 October 2008

Geraghty, Patsy
A long life devoted to family, politics, the GAA, religious practice and all things Irish, was celebrated in ballinasloe as Patsy Geraghty was laid to rest with the same dignity and respect he had shown to the people and the town he loved so much for all of his 85 years.
21 July 2009

Get your diary out: the 2015 GAA Master fixture list for intercounty games
The GAA have released the master fixture list for 2015.
12 November 2014

Gilmore, Rory
North Galway was plunged into mourning following the death of a young man in a tragic two car accident in the city-the popular 21 year old passed away in the Beaumont Hospital.
23 December 2004

Gleeson, PK
Pk.Gleeson RIP
20 January 2011

Glynn, Tom
Kilkerrin lost one of its best known residents just over a month ago with the death of Tom Glynn. Tom was born 71years ago in Kilkerrin where his parents ran a successful hardware-grocery-pub-drapery shop.
31 January 2005

Goode, William
One of the main men behind the long run of major victories by St Grellan's Football Club, Ballinasloe in the late 1970's died this year, in June: William Goode from Moher, Ballinasloe, club man in the glory years of that decade, was also well known in farming circles and in all walks of life in his native town.
01 December 2008

Gormley, Brian
The death of Brian Gormley, Knock Rd, Claremorris, on December 5, 2006 evoked much sadness and sympathy in the area. Brian was a fine gentleman and a very well respected member of the community.
27 February 2007

Greaney, Niall & Loughlin, Liam
Hundreds of people assembled together in grief to mourn the remains of the two young men from the area who tragically lost their lives in a horrendous car accident at Loughgeorge.
14 June 2007

Griffin, Thomas
The late Thomas Griffin will be remembered as a great family man, who took pleasure in his farm and many sports but particularly greyhound racing.
30 October 2007

Hall, Pa
Community mourns passing of man who ’loved God, family and GAA’
13 January 2006

Hanley, John
It was with a deep sense of much regret and deep loss that the people in the Moycullen and surrounding district learned of the passing of a widely known and popular parishioner, Mr John Hanley, of Clooniffe. John was a very friendly and outgoing personality, who greatly enjoyed meeting with people and having good conversation.
23 February 2007

Hardiman, Peggy
The death occurred on Saturday January 25th at her holiday residence Circular Road, Birchgrove, Ballinasloe of Mrs Peggy Hardiman nee Gilligan of Hall Green, Birmingham.
28 April 2003

Heaney, Frank
At a meeting of the Fr Griffin Football Club a vote of sympathy was passed to the relatives and friends of Frank Heaney who died recently in New York - one of the best all-rounders Galway sport has ever produced
01 January 2001

Hearty, Richard
The death has occurred of eighteen year old Richard Hearty, Ashbrook Park, Mountbellew.
28 December 2002

Hehir, Michael
Michael Hehir, Rindifin, Gort, who died recently was President of the Gort GAA Club.
30 June 2005

Henihan, Michael
There was deep sadness in the area as the news spread of the unexpected passing of Michael Henihan, of Knockdoe. Michael had a quiet and unassuming personality that made him hugely popular among many people of the area.
06 April 2007

Hennelly, Gerard
The death occurred peacefully of Gerard Hennelly, Rockford Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin and formerly of Loughan Boy, Caltra, Co. Galway at St. Vincents University Hospital Dublin.
18 January 2008

Hickey, Walter
The death took place of Walter March 30th . Walter was a Iifelong supporter of St. Gabriel’s G.A.A. Club.
10 April 2008

Hickey, Walter
The recent passing of Walter Hickey marked the demise of one of Kilconnell’s best known and loved citizens.
18 April 2008

Higgins, Michael
The death occurred peacefully last week after a long illness of Mr. Michael Higgins Lurgan Caltra and formerly of Caltra Park, Caltra at U.C.H.G hospital Galway
17 January 2013

Hoade, Fr Tony
The death occurred recently of Fr. Tony Hoade in Australia. He was aged 79 and a native of Corofin.
25 July 2008

Hoade, Seamus
Mr Seamus Hoade RIP
08 October 2010

Houlihan, Christy
There was widespread sadness in the area when news came that Christy Houlihan (57) had passed away three weeks ago after a short illness.
28 December 2012

Hurney, Denis
There was shock and profound sadness when the news spread of the untimely and unexpected passing of Denis Hurney, Lisheenavalla.
25 July 2013

Hurney, Denis
There was shock and disbelief as well as profound sadness as the news spread of the untimely and unexpected passing of Denis Hurney of Lisheenavalla.
26 July 2013

Hynes, Bobby
The death occurred peacefully of Mr Bobby Hynes, Gurteen, Ballinasloe after a short illness at U.H.G. Hospital, Galway.
29 February 2008

Joyce, Jackie
The death took place last week of Jackie Joyce of Carheenlea who was the oldest parishioner in Lackagh parish. In his ninety eighth year, Jackie had lived life to the full and was hugely popular among neighbours, family and friends.
26 July 2013

Joyce, Michael J
The death occurred in New Jersey recently of a Tuam native, Michael J Joyce who worked for the New York Times.
22 April 2011

Joyce, Paul
The death of Paul Joyce from Lowry's Bar in Clifden has caused widespread sorrow throughout Connemara.
24 December 2010

Kavanagh, Michael
The parish of Caherlistrane was equally shocked at the sudden death on October 9 of Michael Kavanagh of Ballinduff, Corrandulla.
20 October 2005

Kealy, Martin
Martin Kealy of Aran Hill, Ballindereen, who died recently in San Francisco, California was vice-president of Ballindereen GAA Club and a trustee of Ballindereen Hurling Club grounds.
22 April 2005

Keane, Jarlath
The first boss I ever had in the Tuam Herald office was Jarlath Keane. When at the age of 14 or 15 I asked for a few weeks of summer I was assigned to him in the printing department, which at that time was on the first floor, overlooking Dublin Road.
23 December 2010

Kearney, John Paul
It was with deep sadness that the news spread throughout the county of the death of popular businessman John Paul Kearney, of Knockdoemore, Claregalway. Affectionately known over the years as JPK, John Paul had built a large business concern from humble beginnings.
14 October 2005

Keaveney, Gary
Gary Keaveney Glanamaddy G.A.A Club lost a faithful club member in a tragic accident, Gary Keaveney, affectionately known as ’Gazza’.
30 August 2007

Kelly, Brian
Mr. Brian Kelly, who died at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe following a long illness, was a founder member of the Psychiatric Nurses’ Association of Ireland Union and a former vice-chairman of Roscommon County Council.
03 November 2006

Kelly, Gertie
GAA people throughout County Galway were saddened to hear of the untimely death of Mrs Gertie Kelly, Kilconnell, Ballinasloe. She served as Secretary of St. Gabriel’s GAA Club for the past five years and before that as Assistant Secretary.
28 February 2003

Kelly, James P
With the passing of Mr James P. Kelly of Drumavoughane, Maigh Cuilinn, the local community lost another well-known and respected parishioner. He was in his early 90s, and he had a very active life, being involved in many community activities and was especially associated with GAA and with the Fianna Fail organisations.
06 October 2006

Kelly, Miko
At the funeral Mass of the late Miko Kelly, of Church View, Tuam, at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thursday October 12th, 2006 the following tribute was paid by his long-time friend Jim Carney, Tuam Herald Sports Editor.
19 October 2006

Kennedy, Michael
People speak of where they were when JFK was shot. The sudden death of Michael kennedy last Thursday had no less of an effect on the people of Pearses and the wider camogie community.
30 September 2007

Keogh, Joe
The recent death of Joe Keogh, Cleaghmore, Ballinasloe, marked the passing of the last member of a family that were synonymous with the barber trade in Ballinasloe town for over one hundred years.
11 January 2013

Kerins, Patsy
Patsy Kerins (46), Chairman of Gort GAA Club, and manager and former Chairman of Gort Co-Operative Livestock Mart, who died last Friday after an
19 September 2001

Kilkelly, Johnny
Johnny was one of the good guys, generous of heart and spirit.
10 October 2013

Kilkenny, John
The Community of Ballymacward and Gurteen were deeply saddened by the untimely passing of John Kilkenny of Kinreask on Saturday August 1.
07 September 2009

Killeen, Stephen (Staff)
There was widespread sadness in South Galway last week as news spread of the passing of Stephen (Staff) Killeen, Gort, one of the best known personalities in the region.
14 December 2012

Killilea, Jarlath
The death occurred of Mr Jarlath Killilea, Head of the Department of Tourism and Catering at Cork Institute of Technology.
28 April 2003

Kilroy, James
The late James Kilroy was born on January 11th, 1924 to Sabina and William Kilroy. His date of birth was registered erroneously, however, as March 11th of that year. He was brought up in Cloonkell, in the parish of Clonberne, Co. Galway and attended Mahanagh National School.
28 April 2006

Lally, Eamon Og
An east Galway community was left grief-stricken as it tried to come to terms with the terrible loss of a much loved young man who died tragically in Spain.
31 July 2004

Lally, Mick
Deep regret and sympathy have been expressed in the general Moycullen District on the recent sudden and unexpected death of Michael (Mick) Lally of Knocknacarra Park in Galway city and formerly of Leagaun, Moycullen.
17 December 2010

Lally, Richard
In 1970's Ireland as today was an economic wasteland. However a built in spirit drove people through the decline.
14 January 2011

Lally, Richard
The Late Richard Lally
02 December 2010

Lally, Richard
The sudden death of Mr. Richard Lally, Mount Venture, Ballymacward was the source of great shock and sadness to his wife and family and to all who knew him.
02 December 2010

Langan, Danny
There was widespread sadness within the community as the news spread of the passing of Danny Langan. Danny had been part and parcel of the local community since he returned from London almost twenty years earlier.
27 July 2012

Langan, Paddy
The recent death of Paddy Langan brought another unwanted gathering of the hurlers from Turloughmore who had created history almost half a century earlier when they captured an amazing six in a row of Galway Senior Hurling Championship titles.
21 October 2010

Larkin, Laurence
Kiltormer and Galway GAA lost one of its favourite sons over the Christmas period when current President of Galway Hurling Board, Laurence Larkin, sadly passed away.
08 January 2010

Lee, Peter
The death occurred of Peter Lee, Ballyfruit, at his home on August 15th, the feast day of the Assumption of Our Lady.
25 August 2011

Lenehan, Sean
The residents of Belclare, and surrounding parishes, were shocked at the tragic death of popular local man Sean Lenehan (43) following a collision involving his motorcycle and a car at Knockdoebeg last Saturday.
25 February 2011

Leydon, Michael
The sudden, unexpected death, last weekend, of Michael Leydon, Abbeylands, Dunmore caused widespread sadness and a huge sense of loss, in his native parish in particular.
18 April 2013

Lohan, Tommy
The death took place at University Hospital Galway, after a long illness borne with dignity and patience, of Mr Tommy Lohan, Ussey, Glinsk. His untimely death at the age of 54 has caused widespread regret and sadness over a wide area.
30 December 2005

Loughlin, Michael
The death took place of Michael Loughlin of Ballybrone. At an advanced age Michael Loughlin had fought a long battle with poor health but never lost his character.
04 July 2008

Lowry, John
Another link with one of Galway football’s most glorious years, 1956, was broken with the death of John Lowry, Cloonmore, Tuam on October 1st.
06 October 2007

Lynch, Johnny
There was a massive outpouring of grief in the East Galway village of Kiltormer as they came out in droves to bury one of their own who had lost his life in a motoring accident near Gort.
22 February 2008

Lyons, John
The death has occurred at his residence of John Lyons, Ruslaura, Cloonacastle, Ballinrobe. He was in his 74th year and had been unwell for some time.
03 August 2007

Madden, Laura
The recent death of 17 year old Laura Madden, Gilroe, Tubber saddened the local community of Beagh and the surrounding areas.
23 November 2003

Mahon, Jack
Jack Mahon: A life dedicated to Gaelic Football by Michael O’Donohoe
17 November 2005

Mahon, Jack
Jack Mahon: Distinguished sportsman, teacher and writer by Jim Carney
27 October 2005

Mahon, Jack
’The man who made the greatest single all-round contribution that Galway GAA has ever known’ by Ciaran Tierney
30 October 2005

Mahon, Jack
Galway bids a final farewell to its prince of centre backs by CiaranTierney
28 October 2005

Mahon, Jack
Galway GAA loses another iconic figure by Frank Farragher
28 October 2005

Mangan, Jack
One of the iconic figures in the world of Galway Gaelic football - Tuam's Jack Mangan - passed away at his home in England last week at the age of 86.
27 September 2013

Mangan, Michael & Mulroe, Paddy
The club and parish were deeply saddened by the news of the deaths of Michael Mangan and Paddy Mulroe, two loyal and dedicated members of our community.
25 August 2005

Mannion, Canon Tommie
The Archbishop of Tuam Dr Michael Neary led the mourners at the funeral this week of North Galway native, Canon Tommie Mannion, who passed away on Sunday after a long illness.
16 September 2011

Mannion, Tom
The death occurred peacefully of Tom Mannion, Laught, Moylough after a short illness at University Hospital, Galway.
14 March 2008

McCarron, Uinseon
The remains of a 24-year-old County Galway sports fanatic, who died in a single vehicle crash in Australia over the weekend, will be flown home for burial the middle of next week.
17 May 2013

McCarthy, Florence
There was widespread grief at the untimely death of the popular Kilbeacanty publican Florence McCarthy who passed away last week.
01 July 2011

McDermott, Frank
The Untimely death of Frank McDermott came as a great shock to all who knew him in the Roscommon People’s Association in Galway, of which he was a member since its formation in 1979 and its Vice-Chairman from 1987 to 1993.
23 October 2004

McDonagh, Mary
The death occurred last week of Mary McDonagh (formerly Glynn from Fohenagh) Shanballymore, Gurteen, Ballinasloe, after a short illness, Mary (88) was a respected and hardworking lady who enjoyed life to the full right up to her death and retained her interest in and love of hurling.
01 September 2011

McDonagh, Mattie
The passing of Mattie McDonagh at his home in Ballygar marks the end of an era in Galway sporting and GAA circles.
15 April 2005

McDonagh, Myles
The school community of St Jarlath’s N.S. Garbally Menlough was distraught on hearing of the untimely death of Myles McDonagh in a tragic accident on Friday, October 27, 2006. On hearing the sad news, the whole community converged on Skehana church to pray and to grieve. From there, they made their way to Garbally N.S. to talk, cry and remember an incredible child who was a much loved pupil in the school.
08 December 2006

McGough, Michael
LAST week the Tuam Stars club lost one of its loyal servants Michael McGough, Aughlora, Tuam, who passed away after an illness bravely borne.
31 May 2013

McGovern, Sean
Sean McGovern, Vice President of St Mary’s GAA Club, who passed away will be sadly missed around Athenry.
18 May 2007

McGrath, Mairtin
He had a voice that lifted the dark of winter in a small schoolhouse far west in Connemara. Mairtin McGrath was a lovely singer. He was gifted with a velvet voice alongside an easy manner. And it all came together on the stage in Glynsk School when Christmas was on our doorsteps.
21 March 2008

McHugh, Tom
The Club wishes to extend its sympathy to the family of Tom McHugh, Beaghmore, who passed away.
25 January 2007

McHugh, Tom
The death of Tom McHugh, Beaghmore, occurred surrounded by his loving family on Saturday 20th, 2007 at University College Hospital Galway. Tom had been ill for a short time and bore hid illness with great fortitude.
01 February 2007

McInerney, Joe
Many tributes have been paid on the death of popular Gort auctioneer Joe McInerney, whose business extended to all parts of South Galway and North Clare.
11 January 2008

McInerney, Josie
The death took place of Josie McInerney, Church Street, Gort. He was a prominent businessman and sportman and he died at University Hospital, Galway, during Christmas week following a short illness. He was aged 77.
18 January 2008

McInerney, Niall
A mere eight months after the sudden, untimely death if legendary Gaelic football star Enda Colleran the G.A.A. in County Galway has lost another of its favourite sons with the death, at the age of 55, of hurling hero Niall McInerney.
30 November 2004

McKenna, Frank
Ballinasloe mourns passing of popular local businessman
22 October 2010

McLellan, Joe
Grange GAA Club members were shocked when the news broke of the sudden death of Joe McLellan of Gurrane. Joe was well known and well liked by everyone who knew him. Joe was a great follower of all sports. A great supporter of Grange GAA Club and a great man to sell tickets for the Easter Draw.
09 November 2006

McNamee, Paul
On a Sunday afternoon, grieving family and friends stood on the on the brow of a hill in Mountpleasant cemetery as Paul McNamee was placed in his final resting place.
30 July 2007

Meehan, Dr. Gerry
Gerry was from the parish of Annaghdown, Co. Galway. He graduated from UCD in 1957 and practiced for a time in Dublin.
30 July 2007

Meehan, Mairead
The untimely death of Máiréad Meehan at twenty five years of age at the residence of her parents Tycooley, Caltra was the source of heartfelt grief.
09 February 2007

Mitchell, Joe
Kinvara's hurling fraternity is in mourning after the death of the club's long-serving President, a man who was an integral part of the club for more than six decades.
04 October 2013

Mitchell, Michael
The untimely death of Michael Mitchell, Cave, Caherlistrane took place on Sunday October 21st, 2006 surrounded by his loving family.
09 November 2006

Mitchell, Michael
The death occurred of Mr Michael Mitchell, Menlough, Ballinasloe at the Mater Hospital, Dublin after a short illness.
07 April 2006

Mockler, David
The untimely and unexpected death of David Mockler, Clooncannon, Ahascragh was the source of great shock and sadness.
31 August 2003

Moloney, Brendan
The death took place in Dalkey, Co. Dublin of Brendan Moloney, a native of George’s Street, Gort.
30 June 2005

Moran, John J
The death took place in New York of John J. Moran. Born in Shanclough, Craughwell in 1921, he left Ireland in 1949 for Canada and spent a year working in Toronto before moving to New York and settling in the Bronx. He lived there for almost fifty years.
26 May 2006

Mulroe, Paddy
The people of the parish were shocked and saddened on Thursday evening last August 18th when news of the untimely death of Paddy Mulroe reached the parish.
25 August 2005

Murphy, Brendan
Brendan Murphy, who passed away at 83 years of age, was the "scrupulously honest" Treasurer who looked after the finances of the Galway Hurling Board throughout the glory days of the 1980s.
22 April 2005

Murphy, Johnny
The death of John Murphy brought great sadness to his wife Nora and family and many friends and relatives throughout Co. Galway.
04 November 2009

Murray, Fr Nicholas
Hundreds of mourners travelled from Galway to Dalgan Park, Co. Meath, at the weekend for the Removal and Requiem Mass of Fr Nicholas 'Nick' Murray, the former Superior General of the Columban Fathers worldwide.
29 April 2011

Murray, John
The death occurred of John (Lowry) Murray, Tulira, Ardrahan, who was a prominent member of Ardrahan hurling teams in the 40s and early 50s, was noted for his great interest in horses and shows and for his work at Tulira Castle Farms for almost 30 years.

30 September 2004

Naughton, Frank
The Late Frank Naughton, who passed away in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe was a former station master at Ballinasloe railway station.
21 August 2007

Naughton, Paddy
A STRONG voice was suddenly stilled with the death of Paddy Naughton at his home on Galway Road, Tuam, on July 20.
31 October 2004

Nevin, Brendan
Louth footballer star of the 1940's and early 1950's, Brendan Nevin, who died recently, was a native of Derrymullen, a famous sporting village on the edge of Ballinasloe town.
11 December 2008

Newell, Laurie; Whelen, Fr Paddy
Two stalwart members of the Corofin football team of the 1950s and early 1960s passed to their eternal reward in 2012, Laurie Newell and Fr Paddy Whelan.
10 January 2013

Niland, Sean
The death occurred of Sean (Sam) Niland, Tulira, Ardrahan. He was aged 86 and died after a short illness in University College Hospital, Galway.
05 January 2007

Nyland, Gerard
The death occurred at University College Hospital Galway on September 5 of Domnick Nyland, better known as Gerald or Gerry of Urlaur, Kilkelly.
30 September 2007

O Gormaile, Maitias
Fior Gael a raibh Maitias O'Gormaile, agus is trua mór don scríobhnóir nac bhfuil sé in ann fógra mairbh a cheapadh dó as Gaeilge.
31 March 2011

O Maoilchiarain, Mairtin
It was with a feeling of great loss and much sadness that people in the Moycullen community and several other districts learned of the sudden and untimely death of Mairtin O Maoilchirain of Gort Ui Lochlainn, Moycleen at his home.
30 June 2005

O'Brien, Paddy
There was deep sadness throughout the entire community as the news spread of the death of Paddy O'Brien of Monard.
21 May 2009

O'Connell, Ann (Coleman) & Joe
The tragic death in a road crash in the US of Abbeyknockmoy born camogie star Ann Coleman (44) and her husband Joe O'Connell (50) has shocked people in her native area and in wider sports circles around the county and country.
18 June 2009

O’Brien, Michael
It was with great sadness that the people of Galway City heard of the passing of Liam Mellows President, Michael O’Brien.
03 November 2006

O’Carroll, Brendan
The parish was saddened and shocked by the sudden death at his home of Brendan O’Carroll, Moyvane South.
31 October 2002

O’Connor, Joe
Joe O’Connor of Ballindereen who died was a stalwart of the GAA all his life. At the age of 20 in 1942 he won the County Junior Hurling Championship with Ballindereen and since that time, he took an active part in GAA activities at club and county level, at first on the of play and later administration.
30 September 2002

O’Flynn, Donal
Ballhea, a tiny hurling stonghold in North Cork, where he spent his later years, but it was his native Castletownroche that had his fondest affections. Such was the colourful life of Donal (Dan) O’Flynn. He was in his 92nd year.
12 January 2006

O’Loughlin, Paddy
The death took place in University College Hospital Galway, after a short illness, of Paddy (P.J.) O’ Loughlin of Kinvara.
26 September 2003

O’Rourke, Stg. Seamus
IT was with a sense of sadness that the news of the death of Sgt. Seamus O’Rourke was received in Wexford.
30 October 2004

O’Shaughnessy, Jack
The death of Jack O’Shaughnessy of Newtown, Tubber has removed a much respected figure from the south Galway farming community.
31 May 2003

O’Shea, Mick
With the passing of Mick O’Shea, Tuam lost one of its most familiar and popular faces.
28 December 2002

O'Brien, Padraic
Many hundreds, young and old, gathered to pay a final farewell to popular young man Padraic O'Brien who died tragically last week.
16 May 2013

O'Grady, Frank
The death occurred late last month of Frank O'Grady who at the time of his death was Honorary life president of the Galway county Camogie board.
08 October 2010

O'Hagan, Patsy
Patsy O'Hagan's death mark passing of footballing legend and community leader
02 April 2010

O'Malley, Michael
The death of Michael O'Malley of Cloughane, Moycullen, at UHG, saw the area lose another well-known and lifelong resident.
31 December 2010

O'Rourke taken to task on twitter
Colm O'Rourke's Sunday Independent column ruffled quite a few feathers on social media yesterday.
20 October 2014

O'Toole, James
My Father told me years ago that the biggest funeral he ever saw in Dunmore was that of Frank Fox in 1940. Frank had won an All-Ireland medal with Galway in 1934, and died of a suspected burst appendix at a very young age. The biggest funeral I saw was that of Michael Donnellan T.D. in 1964, again an All-Ireland winner and mastermind of the Corrib Drainage Scheme. These two funerals went to the old church, but without a doubt the largest funeral to the new building was last week when young James O'Toole of Cappagh was laid to rest, with a packed congregation and hundreds waiting outside.
28 June 2012

One Kerry player on 2014 International Rules squad
David Moran is All-Ireland champions Kerry's sole representative on the International Rules squad, which has been named this morning.
28 October 2014

Oxley, Fr. Sean
There was no fanfare in the ministry of the late Fr. Sean Oxley, who bore witness to the sufferings of christ in his own illness, and who extended compassion to those who felt the weight of the cross themselves.
28 September 2007

Phelan, James
The sudden passing of Mr James (Jim) Phelan of Kilrainey, Moycullen, was an occasion of great sadness and regret in the extended district, where he was widely known and popular.
13 January 2007

Purcell, Andrew
The death has occurred in Woodlawn, The Bronx, New York, of Andrew Purcell, Formerly of Urard, Gortnahoe.
13 August 2009

Purcell, Sean
Passing of Galway footballing legend leaves huge void.
30 September 2005

Purcell, Sean
Rounds of applause greet Sean’s arrival back to final resting place
30 September 2005

Purcell, Sean
Thousands mourn the passing of ’The Master’
30 September 2005

Purcell, Sean
GAA legends turn out in large numbers to bid a final farewell
30 September 2005

Purcell, Sean
Sean Purcell - ’a kind and gentle man’
30 September 2005

Quain, Mick
The death has taking place of former well known referee Mick Quain who had the distinction of officiating at Galway championship matches until he was 70.
28 March 2003

Reddington, Micky
The Late Micky Reddington
11 November 2010

Rochford, Norman
On Sunday night, away from Galway and not having a clue how the GAA matches went, it was a matter of turning to Page 578 on Aertel to get the results from the county
01 January 2001

Rock, Willie
News of the death of Willie Rock (87) following a traffic accident at the Square, Gort, caused a great shock all over South Galway and there were many expressions of sympathy to his wife Mary (nee Tannian of Kilbeacanty) and their ten children
01 January 2001

Ryan, John
It was around 1974 or ’75 and the hurlers of Presentation College, Athenry, were coming to Portumna for a senior Colleges championship match. Their reputation had preceded them and the host school was given no chance.
31 January 2006

Ryan, Paddy
The death occurred peacefully of Paddy Ryan, Waterloo, Menlough at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe.
17 June 2010

Sarsfields retain All-Ireland GAA Golf Challenge title
Sarsfields of Galway this weekend became the first club to successfully defend their All-Ireland GAA Golf Challenge title when they beat a strong field at Waterford Castle Golf Club.
16 September 2012

Sexon, Kevin
The death last week of Kevin Sexton from Kinvara marked the passing of South Galway's outstanding dual player of the latter half of the 20th Century.
14 December 2012

Shaughnessy, Michael
It was with deep sadness that the people of the area learned of the death of Michael Shaughnessy of Castlegar and late of Caraune. Michael was the last surviving member of the St Vincent's team that captured the Galway Junior Championship title in 1949.
05 May 2009

Shaughnessy, Thomas
The passing of Thomas Shaughnessy of Cregmore who was in his ninetieth year brought fond memories tinged with sadness as the news of his passing spread through the community. Thomas was born in Caraune and after his marriage to Mary Cullinane in Turloughmore, the Couple set up a family base in Cregmore.
28 August 2008

Sheridan, Johnny
It was with much sadness that the people of Taugheen and Claremorris learned of the recent death of Johnny Sheridan, Gorlough, Taugheen
01 January 2001

Smyth, Shane
Galway's GAA community is reeling this week after the tragic deaths of two hugely talented hurlers in separate accidents.


10 October 2008

Stockwell, Frank
Another great Galway football legend has passed away following the death of Frank Stockwell at his home in Tuam on Monday afternoon as the town mourned one of its favourite sons.
13 March 2009

Sweeney, Paddy
In a very sad week for GAA in Co. Galway, there is a huge shock and deep sadness after the death of Football Board vice-chairman Paddy Sweeney, from Collinamuck, Roscahill.
10 October 2013

Sweeney, Sean
The death occurred peacefully last week of Sean Sweeney, Ahascragh, Ballinasloe after a short illness.
06 December 2012

Tarpey, Michael
It was with deep sadness that the people of the area learned of the death of Michael Tarpey formerly of Island, Turloughmore.
24 March 2006

Tierney, Fr Peter
Galway football is this week mourning the death of Fr Peter Tierney, a native of Milltown, who won a County SFC medal with Dunmore MacHales in 1953,
25 June 2009

Timothy, Brendan
The death occurred of Mr Brendan Timothy, Creggs Road, Glenamaddy in the loving care of his family. Brendan had retired from his teaching post at the Community School, Glenamaddy laving earlier served at St Benin’s Vocational School, Glenamaddy and at the Gairm Scoil on the Aran Islands.
13 April 2007

Treacy, Eddie
The sudden and untimely death recently of Eddie Treacy in Boston was a great shock and brought great sadness to all who knew him, and once again our heartfelt sympathy to his family.


03 April 2008

Treacy, Steve B
The club and parish are deeply saddened by the death of our club president Steve B. Treacy. Steve was probably the greatest clubman in the history of the club and his death will leave a void which will never be filled in Abbeyknockmoy.
16 November 2006

Walsh, Thomas
The general district was very deeply saddened and shocked on the sudden and untimely death of Mr Tom Walsh of Garrynagry in Killanin.
29 December 2006

Walshe, Brendan
Ballinasloe lost one of its most popular and loved residents with the passing of Brendan Walshe from Cleaghmore.
16 July 2010

Waters, Michael
It was with deep sadness that the community in Oughterard learned of the death of Michael Waters on October 10.
30 October 2007

Whelan, Ger
Everyone in Killimor and around Galway and elsewhere was deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death on August 27 of Ger Whelan - or 'Doran' as he was affectionately known in Killimor.
27 September 2013

Whelan, Josie
The death of Joe (Josie) Whelan, Pollnahallia occurred in Cummer Nursing Home on Tuesday January 23rd, 2007. There was a large attendance at his funeral from Ryder’s Funeral Home Headford.
01 February 2007