Obituaries: Armagh

Agnew, Billy
New Year’s Eve brought sadness to Armagh City on hearing of the death of Mr Billy Agnew, Drumbreda Gardens, in his 73rd year after a short illness.
28 January 2005

Beagan, Johnny
Mr John (Johnny) Beagan of Annvale Road, Keady who died recently was a native of Ballymacnab and was a retired farmer.
30 September 2004

Bell, Kevin
THE tragic death of a young Newry man in New York at the weekend has caused wide spread shock and sadness in his local community.
18 June 2013

Bennet, Tony
It was with great sadness that all Gaels in County Armagh learned of the untimely death of Anthony Bennet of Carrickcruppin
01 January 2001

Boylan, Cahal
Everyone at Carrickcruppen had been shocked over the weekend when the news filtered through of the untimely death of Cahal Boylan.
09 June 2009

Brennan, Charlie
The club was sent into mourning during the week with the sad news of the passing of Charlie Brennan.
06 March 2012

Byrne, Jimmy
The death occurred recently following a short illness of popular city man Mr James (Jimmy) Byrne, who was aged his his 84th year and resided at Drumbreda.
20 March 2008

Callaghan, Patsy
Just over a month ago our club lost a great member in our Honourary Club President, Patsy Callaghan. Patsy was an integral part of our club stretching back a long number of years and was a true Culloville Gael.
23 December 2007

Campbell, Pat
The passing occurred on 22nd June of Mr Pat Campbell from Umgola Road, Armagh. in his 80th year. He was the eldest child born into a family of four boys and one girl. Sadly, he was bereaved by the death of his brother Sean in 1989. Pat passed away after a period of indifferent health over recent years at home.
30 August 2007

Campbell, Patrick
The death occurred on June 22 of retired Armagh businessman, Mr Patrick (Pat) Campbell who resided at Ard Alainn, Umgola Road, Armagh.
22 June 2007

Canavan, Tom
Friends and colleagues of the late Tom Canavan - a former councillor and mayor of Armagh - have been deeply saddened by his death, following an illness. He was aged 74.
22 June 2006

Caraher, Peter John
The death on Monday last of our esteemed Club President, Peter John Caraher caused widespread sorrow and regret among club members and supporters and indeed within whole local community
18 October 2011

Carson, Bob
An era has ended with the death of Mr Bob Carson, aged in his 90th year, and who resided at Banbrook Hill in the city. He had been in failing health for a short time and died at Craigavon Hospital on Thursday, 1st July.
31 July 2004

Casey, Francie
The recent death of Francie Casey, a well known GAA figure throughout the county and much further afield has been widely mourned.
26 March 2009

Colgan, Mark
The death of a St. Colman's College student, while making his way to school on Thursday morning, has stunned and saddened the entire school community, Principal Cormac McKinney has said.
25 March 2014

Collins, Noel
Gaels in London were saddened by the news last weekend of the passing of St Brendan's Honorary President Noel Collins, after a period of illness. Armagh native Collins, who had been a member of St Brendan's since the mid 1970s was a regular and well-known figure around Ruislip for many years.
05 May 2012

Conlon, Terry
The death of our club Vice-President Terry Conlon caused widespread sorrow throughout the entire area and indeed much further a field as Terry was one of the best known and most well regarded personalities anywhere Gaelic games were played within the county. He gave a lifetime of support to the GAA and in particular to the Cullyhanna club of which he was a member since the revival of football in the locality after the war.
30 December 2005

Conroy, Paddy
The second of the two great stalwarts of Gaelic football in Granemore has passed to his eternal home with the death of Paddy Conroy. When Gaelic football was talked about in Granemore or mention of the world of Gaelic football in Granemore was spoken about in any part of Ireland, the names of Paddy Conroy and Mickey O’Neill were always to the fore.
31 March 2004

Conway, Teddy
Keady legend, Teddy Conway passed away very suddenly on 11th November 2006, aged just 71 years. Teddy was reared in Keady, and came from a family of three. His brother Petie lives in Mayo, and his late sister May passed away on the 23rd May 2005. They were the family of the late Andrew and Susan Conway.
07 December 2006

Corvan, Maggie
As you are all aware we lost a great supporter of Keady hurling in Mrs Maggie Corvan who died appropriately over Easter Week and was buried on Easter Sunday
03 April 2008

Cullen, Sean
The death of Mr Sean Cullen, who resided at 31 Lower English Street, Armagh, evoked widespread sorrow and regret throughout the community. Aged 88, his death was sudden which added to the shock and sadness of it all.
28 April 2005

Cummins, Joe
The untimely death had taken place of Joe Cummins, a native of Goragh Wood, at his residence in Rathcuan, Warrenpoint.
02 January 2007

Cunningham, Tommy
The recent sad and sudden death of Tommy Cunningham has evoked much sorrow in the Mullabrack area. Tommy who died from injuries received in a road traffic accident on Christmas night, was very well respected by all sides of the community as was testified by the large turnout at his funeral.
28 January 2005

Donnelly, Margaret
Camogie players would like to extend our deepest sympathies on the very sudden passing away of Margaret Donnelly of Armagh.
07 August 2008

Fearon, Paul
It was with sadness recently that the camogie fraternity of Ballymacnab heard of the news of the passing of Paul Fearon, one of the club's greatest stalwarts who was so involved in the activities of the club in the late 60's and throughout the 70's
31 July 2008

Feenan, Frank
The death has taken place of Frank Feenan at his home in Tullyherron, Whitecross at the age of 85.

30 October 2007

Flood, Jim
Reared in Navan Street, later moving closer to the Athletic Grounds with the development of Niall’s Crescent in the early 50s, Jim was part of the Ogs set-up since its inception.
15 March 2007

Gallogly, Larry
Larry Gallogly R.I.P
05 October 2010

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

Gibney, Sean
The recent death of Mr Sean Gibney, aged 41, of Fairgreen Green, Keady, cast a dark cloud over the town of his adoption.
30 June 2004

Grant, Charlie
In every community, in every generation, there are a number of people who work selflessly and without financial reward in the good of their neighbours. Occasionally, however, there is one person who stands out above all of those other admirable people – such a man was Charlie Grant.
23 November 2006

Grimley, Matt
The death has occured following a illness of Mr Matthew (Matt) Grimley, a member of a well known Armagh business and GAA family.
30 June 2004

Grimley, Sean
The death occurred of Mr Sean Grimley, a native of Madden, who was aged 59. A son of the late Patrick and Margaret Grimley, he came from a large family whose roots are firmly embedded in the Madden area.
28 April 2005

Harney, Peggy
The recent death of much loved and highly respected Armagh lady Mrs Peggy Harney touched the hearts of so many people, not least within the GAA fraternity as her family have been so closely involved with the association for generations.
09 October 2008

Harney, Peggy
The local community and especially those connected with Pearse Og GFC were deeply saddened when the news of the death of Peggy Harney filtered through the area on Friday last.
18 September 2008

Haughey, Maureen
The member of St Mochua's Camogie Club Derrynoose were deeply saddened at the recent sad and unexpected news of the death of their founder member Mrs Maureen Haughey.
26 March 2009

Haughey, Seamus
It was with shock and sadness that the people of Ballymacnab head the news of Seamus Haughey’s unexpected death in the early hours of Sunday 13th March.
31 March 2005

Henderson, Harry
It was with sadness that the Gaels of the Lurgan area and further afield learned of the death of Harry Henderson of Clann Eireann.
20 February 2005

Hoey, Shane
Tragedy returned to our club after a few short years when we learned of the tragic death of Shane Hoey along with his friend Mairead Boyle.
09 May 2006

Hosty, Maura
Armagh camogie gaels from across the county were deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Maura Hosty, formerly Maura McStay
01 January 2001

Houlahan, Brian
Brian Houlahan was one of the greatest football followers ever to walk the streets of Armagh
01 January 2001

Houlahan, Gertie
The death has taken place of Armagh lady Mrs Gertie Houlahan who would have celebrated her 91st birthday in January 2007.
16 November 2006

Hughes, Colm
The untimely death of Mr Colm Hughes of Shantally, Middletown caused widespread shock and sorrow in the Middletown and North Monaghan areas.
31 January 2003

Keegan, Pete
Almost a month on from the sudden death of Pete Keegan, Avonmore, Blackwatertown, I still find it hard to accept and fully comprehend that someone who was so full of life and vitality has passed away to his eternal rest. A truly wonderful person, Pete was a larger than life figure who touched the hearts of many people.
06 April 2006

Keenan, Fr Jack
The death has taken place in San Deigo, California of Newry born priest Fr Jack Keenan, a native of Monaghan Street. He was ninety one and had celebrated the diamond jubilee of his ordination four years ago.
17 April 2007

Keenan, James
The death of James Keenan of Listrakelt, Derrynoose at the age of 82 has deprived the club and wider footballing fraternity of one of its most celebrated stalwarts.
15 January 2008

Kelly, Paul
The death of city resident Paul Kelly which took place on March 18th aged only 56 has shocked and saddened many people not to speak of the incalculable blow it has dealt to his loving family and extended family circle.
16 April 2009

Kernan, Frank
The death of Frank Kernan of Urker House, Newry Road, Crossmaglen on Friday 11th February at the age of 79 speedily made its way into the local Rangers club and across his county,
22 February 2011

Lennon, John
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh was filled to capacity for the funeral of a 50-year-old city father of four whose most untimely death sent shock waves through the community such was the enormity of his popularity.
06 April 2006

Lennon, Terry
When Terry Lennon started playing football for Dorsey Emmet's as a young man in 1949, the intention was to keep alive the spirit of our gaelic games in the area.
19 June 2012

Lennon, Terry
When Terry Lennon started playing for Dorsey Emmet's as a young boy in 1949, the intention was to keep alive the spirit of our Gaelic games in the area. No costly pitches with state-of-the-art floodlighting, they were content playing their matches in Caffrey's Meadow and Kearnan's Meadow.
19 June 2012

Loughman, Tony
Tony Loughman, who passed away was at one time the doyen of the country music promoters in Ireland and further afield, indeed very few acts in this particular generation could claim to be untouched by him.
05 June 2007

Loughran, Oliver
This is a tribute to Carrickcruppen founder member, Oliver Loughran, as delivered by his nephew Sean Treanor in Carrickcruppen Club after his funeral. We print it as it was spoken to the large gathering of mourners who attended.
16 October 2012

Loughran, Peter
The name of Peter Loughran will always be written large in the annals of Armagh football. Others will come and go and be forgotten, but his name will always shine.
16 August 2005

Lynch, Paddy
The death had taken place of Paddy Lynch, Camlough, one of Armagh;s most respected and dedicated gaels. While he had been in hospital for some weeks beforehand, his passing at the relatively early age of seventy was still a shock to many, not least his immediate family.
04 April 2006

Lynch, Paddy
There was great sadness and disbelief when the news of the death of Paddy Lynch, on 29th March, 2006, filtered through the parish. Although not unexpected, we all found it very difficult to accept.
09 May 2006

Makem, Tommy
Keady Michael Dwyers deeply regret the death of legendary folk singer, Tommy Makem, who died earlier this week.
30 August 2007

Mallon, Colm 'Barney'
It was with great sadness that the members of Grange GFC and the local community witnessed the recent passing of playing member Colm 'Barney' Mallon. After a relatively short illness, Colm passed away on Thursday 12th June with his family by his bedside.
19 June 2008

Mallon, Ignatius
Saturday 26th July 2008 started like any normal Saturday in the Mullabrack and Markethill community. That normality was set aside when the news of the very sudden and unexpected death of Ignatius Mallon started to filter through the community.
05 August 2008

Mallon, Ignatius
On behalf of Armagh Ladies County Board I would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Ignatius Mallon, Mullabrack, who passed away during the week.
05 August 2008

Mallon, Thomas
The Killeavy club is much the poorer this week with the death of Thomas Mallon whose influence on generations of young Killeavy men could never be understated.
08 October 2013

Malone, Barry
The club and indeed the whole area have been plunged into mourning due to the untimely death of Barry Malone who died as a result of a work accident on Friday morning.
16 October 2012

McAneney, Jimmy
A remarkable Armagh pensioner who had become a legend in his own lifetime died aged 80. Mr James McAneney of Drumarg Park, Armagh had worked in the bar trade for 51 years, mostly in a part time capacity.
28 March 2005

McCarten, Arthur
Mr Arthur McCarten of Carrickaness Road who died recently on his 78th year had been in community activist in the Tullysaran area for many years and continued to be so despite recurring health problems.
30 June 2005

McConville, Brendan
Shock, sadness, devastation and disbelief were just some of the emotions which swept across the parish and wider community on Thursday night of the untimely death of St Patrick's club stalwart Brendan McConville.
10 May 2011

McCooey, Brendan
The funeral took place in August of Brendan McCooey, (18), of Cullyhanna, who tragically died in a swimming accident in Crete.
30 August 2007

McCormack, Paddy
GAA followers in County Armagh and beyond will mourn the recent passing of the great hurling man, Paddy McCormack. Go ndeana Dia trocaire ar a anam.
28 July 2005

McCreesh, Denis
The Christmas period brought a deep sense of sadness and loss to the Culloville Club and wider community with the tragic death of young Denis McCreesh.
08 January 2008

McGlade, Hughie
orsey Emmetts would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the McGlade Family and their inner circle family on the death of Hughie McGlade, Ummericam.
23 January 2007

McGleenon, Peter
The sad news of the death of Peter on 23rd October, 2006 was received with shock and sadness as it filtered throughout the country. Although not entirely unexpected, it was still hard to believe that such a superb athlete of former years was gone.
02 January 2007

McGleenon, Peter
The death has taken place of former Armagh county footballer Peter McGleenon who as also one of life’s gentlemen.
02 November 2006

McGrane, Rt Rev Monsignor John
Rt Rev Monsignor John McGrane, P.E.A.P. Derrynoose who died rather suddenly was a priest of the people and will be remembered by thousands of former parishioners as a joyful and happy man who had time for everyone he served, someone who put people at their ease immediately.
14 February 2008

McKenna, Barney
The sudden death of Mr Bernard McKenna from Armagh city whilst attending Mass in Greenpark CBS on Sunday morning has shocked the entire community. Known as Barney to all and sundry he was Armagh to the core, a member of a very old Irish Street family. His home was in Dobbin Street.
31 October 2004

McKernan, Hugh
Mr Hugh McKernan who died was a well known GAA figure. His funeral took place in his native Ballymacnab after Requiem Mass in St Malachy’s Church, Armagh.
03 May 2007

McNeice, Peadar
In the long history of the Gaelic Athletic Association in county Armagh in all areas and clubs the family concept has always been very much to the fore
01 January 2001

McParland, Gerry (Roe)
It was with great sadness and shock that we learned of the death of one of our own, Gerry (Roe) McParland, son of Frances and the late Paddy McParland passed away at 8.30am on Monday 23rd December.
07 January 2014

McParland, Paddy (Rowe)
It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Paddy (Rowe) McParland. Paddy whose health hadn't been all that good of late,
01 March 2011

McPartland, Harry
Thursday 20th February 2003 was a bitter east wind winter day, grey and gloomy and it was also a day of grief for the family and extended family of Harry McPartland as they accompanied his cortege from his home in Windsor Avenue to St. Peter’s Church, Lurgan for his Requiem Mass.
28 February 2003

McShane, Tommy
DUN DROMA CLG and the entire village of Dundrum was deeply saddened at the death of one of its greatest stalwarts, Tommy McShane, RIP.
30 November 2004

McStay, Gerard
On a warm humid day of late summer with the sun filtering through the clear windows of St. Paul’s Church, Francis Street, Lurgan many gaels, family, friends and parishioner neighbours gathered with the family of Gerard McStay to celebrate his good life and mourn his untimely passing
25 August 2001

Moley, Mickey
Dorsey Emmetts would like to extend their sympathies to the Moley and McCreesh Families and their entire family circle on the death of Mickey Moley, Drumalt Road.
23 January 2007

Molloy, Susan
It was a great sadness that the news was received of the untimely passing of former St. Brenda’s player Susan Molloy (nee McArdle). Susan was a member of the 1986 and 1987 Senior Championship winning teams having joined the Nab in the 1986 season.
14 June 2007

Morgan, Gene
It was not only Orchard Gaels but the entire GAA world that was saddened by the news of the passing of one of the counties finest exponents of the game Gene Morgan.
22 June 2010

Morris, Seamus
The Longstone community was plunged into mourning by the death of one of its best loved residents Seamus (The Duke) Morris who had lived there for the past 30 years.
30 August 2007

Murphy, Eamon
On Thursday 11th October our club made a final farewell to one of our most faithful and hardworking sons as he finally succumbed to cancer after a long and dignified battle.
23 October 2012

Murphy, Pat
Silverbridge and the wider south Armagh community is mourning the loss of one of its eldest and most respected citizens.
30 July 2013

O'Hagan, Peter
The death has taken place of well known Lissummon Gael, Peter O'Hagan, at the age of 79.

16 September 2008

O'Hanlon, Paddy
Founding member of the SDLP Paddy O'Hanlon, from Mullaghbawn died at the age 65.
16 April 2009

O'Reilly, Tony
Not all of last week's news was as welcome for a few days earlier the word of the untimely death after a short illness of Tony O'Reilly was made known.
28 February 2009

O’Neill, Kevin
The death of Kevin O’Neill ’The Hill’, Tullyvallen at Daisy Hill Hospital after a long illness was greeted by a scene of shock and sadness.
01 November 2005

O’Neill, Mickey
Sunday 3rd August 2003, saw the demise of a true Granemore Gael with the death of Mickey O’Neill. It was indeed fitting that as the Armagh County team prepared to meet Laois in Croke Park in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals in pursuit of their attempt to retain Sam Maguire, that Mickey should depart for his heavenly reward.
31 August 2003

O’Toolel Joe and O’Hare, Mickey
A two week spell was one of sadness and remembrance for both camogie and football gaels of Ballymacnab as they turned out in numbers in memory and honour of two of the Nab’s former playing gaels, Joe O’Toole and Mickey O’Hare.
24 August 2006

O'Callaghan, Tessie
It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of one of our eldest and best loved citizens.
29 October 2013

O'Neill, Gerry
The passing of Gerry O'Neill of Middletown on Tuesday last at the age of 83, marks the departure of another member of that exclusive Armagh brotherhood of 1958, the first senior team from the six counties to reach an All-Ireland final.
10 August 2010

O'Rourke, Joseph
The light has gone out in one comer of our community, another footballer from our past has gone to his eternal rest. God needed a member for his team, needed a player to fill in his left-half slot, and where else could he look but in Belleek.
19 March 2013

Rafferty, Pat
The death took place of Pat Rafferty, Madden, County Armagh. Pat was the eldest son of Henry and Catherine Rafferty and was predeceased by his sister Mary Beagan.
30 November 2004

Short, Paddy
The death has taken place at Daisy Hill Hospital of Paddy Short one of South Armagh’s best known personalities. He had been in ill health for some time.
03 May 2005

Small, Declan
Tributes have been paid to Mayobridge man who was tragically killed alongside Edward Haughey in Thursday's helicopter crash.
18 March 2014

Smith, Paddy
The term gentle giant is often employed as a euphemism for those who go about their daily lives causing offence to noone, are committed to the greater good of the community as a whole and who command respect because of their demeanour and outlook.
16 April 2009

Smith, Seamus
The sudden death at his Madden home on Sunday, June 20th, of Mr Seamus Smith, has occasioned widespread sorrow and regret.
31 July 2004

Stevenson, Brendan
The sudden and totally unexpected death of popular Armagh nurse, Brendan Stevenson has stunned his family, sending shockwaves throughout the city and district.
31 May 2007

Tennyson, Patrick Joseph
The passing of Mr Patrick Joseph Tennyson, 3 Gortavon Park, Coalisland has united in grief the counties of Tyrone and Armagh and the communities of Coalisland and Maghery.
12 March 2009

The sad passing of Frank Kernan
The death has taken place of Frank Kernan, a cousin of All-Ireland winning manager Joe and a fine Armagh footballer in his own right during his playing days.
13 February 2011

Toner, John
Aside from his family, John's other great love was football. He devoted his life to the GAA and was a life-long and cherished member of the Peadar O Doirnin's GFC.
06 October 2009

Vallely, Jim
The death occurred on Monday, November 21 of the local sporting legend Mr Jim Vallely who was aged 94. He was a retired farmer and lived at Drumsill, Moy Road, Armagh.
01 December 2005

Walsh, Tommy
An Appreciation of the late Tommy Walsh (RIP)
09 November 2010