Obituaries: Sligo


As it Happened: All-Ireland Hurling Final Tracker
Welcome to what was the biggest day of the year on the hurling calendar.
04 September 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
The Munster senior football championship replay was centre stage in today's action.
18 July 2015

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
Today saw the last of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers take place as there were two games to be decided this afternoon.
30 July 2016

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the busiest Saturday afternoon on the GAA front this year.
09 July 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
There were four games down for decision throughout the course of the day.
18 June 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
All roads led to Croke Park this weekend as the first two of the NFL finals took place.
23 April 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
We're into the height of the GAA season as the games keep coming thick and fast.
25 June 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
This afternoon saw four All-Ireland senior football championship qualifiers take place.
16 July 2016

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
There was another busy Saturday ahead of us with games in the All-Ireland SHC and SFC qualifiers as well as an Ulster SFC semi-final replay.
02 July 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It may be Lá na gClubanna but there was one game on today's fixture list and that is the Allianz NHL Division 1 final replay.
08 May 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to our latest edition of our live match tracker as we picked up where we left off last night.
05 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Round Three of the National Football league continued this afternoon.
26 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was provincial final day in both Munster and Connacht this afternoon.
10 July 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Today we saw the first of this year's All-Ireland senior hurling championship semi-finals take place.
07 August 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the final round of fixtures in this year's National Hurling League.
20 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There was action from both the National hurling and football leagues this afternoon.
06 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the second part of our weekend live match tracker as we continued the action in the National Hurling League today.
21 February 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
We had plenty of action this afternoon with three hurling games and a football match down for decision.
05 June 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
One of the busiest days on the GAA calendar descended on us this afternoon.
12 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
This weekend was the turn of the small ball code to take centre stage.
20 November 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Football took centre stage this afternoon as we had quarter-finals and semi-finals down for decision in all four provinces.
13 November 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The last of the penultimate round of the Allianz NFL matches were down for decision this afternoon.
27 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
This afternoon saw no fewer than 14 county finals take place around the country.
23 October 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
We're into November and the games are still coming thick and fast as there were another seven down for decision this afternoon.
06 November 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was football all the way today and we had no fewer than six games to cover this afternoon.
12 June 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There were two provincial finals down for decision this afternoon, along with an Ulster SFC semi-final replay.
03 July 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The remaining matches in round two of the Allianz NHL took place this afternoon.
19 February 2017

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There was action once again in both codes today as counties continued their battle for supremacy in their respective leagues.
13 March 2016

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

Brady, Conor
There was profound shock and sadness in Sligo RFC when news was received about the tragic death of Conor Brady.
26 November 2013

Branley, Pat
It was with great shock and sadness that we learned of the sudden and untimely death of our esteemed colleague and Club Member and one our community icons Pat Branley on Saturday last 3rd May 2008. Pat was born in Colgagh, Calry in 1935.
07 May 2008

Branley, Pat
It was with great shock and sadness that we learned of the sudden and untimely death of our esteemed colleague and Club Member and one our community icons Pat Branley on Saturday last 3rd May 2008. Pat was born in Colgagh, Calry in 1935.
07 May 2008

Brennan, John (Jack)
Curry GAA is mourning the death of one of its best known stalwarts following the death of John (Jack) Brennan, after a short illness.
10 December 2008

Brennan, Mattie
The death occurred on August 11 last of Mattie Brennan, late of Rocklands, Tubbercurry, and formerly New York
21 August 2012

Brennan, Paddy
It was with deep regret that we heard of the sudden passing of our life long member Paddy Brennan of Castletown, Easkey.
31 August 2011

Brett, Mickey
The death occurred on January 6th last of Mickey Brett, late of Mountain Road and Teeling Street, Tubbercurry at The Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home, Sibil Hill, Dublin
18 January 2012

Carlow proposal to be discussed
Carlow's proposal for a new format to the All-Ireland SFC will be discussed at Central Council later this year.
07 August 2015

Carter, Frank
In his Homily at the funeral Mass for the late Frank Carter in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,Canon Tom Hever said the large congregation and the great number of people,
06 April 2011

Carty, Pat
The unexpected death of Mr Pat Carty, Strathbeg, Rosses Point, Sligo occurred at the Beaumont Hospital Dublin on March 6th 2003, after a tragic accident.

31 July 2003

Carty, Patrick
The funeral has taken place of well known and highly respected former Sligo County Councillor and businessman, Patrick (Mixer) Carty.
19 December 2007

Cawley, Jim
Jim Cawley of Bartragh, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo died on February 12th in Ard na Greine Nursing Home, Enniscrone.
12 February 2010

Cawley, Joe
The former Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Joe (Patrick J.) Cawley, who died at Sligo General Hospital on Monday, has been described as "a political legend and a true gentleman."
20 April 2011

Championship tweets: "Up the Dubs!!! It's time to celebrate"
The curtain came down on the 2015 inter-county gaelic football season yesterday and the Dubs are celebrating All-Ireland title number 25...
21 September 2015

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

Clifford, Paddy
The GAA in Sligo is mourning the loss of its ’father figure’, Mr. Paddy Clifford, who died suddenly at his home.
07 December 2005

Competition: win two All-Ireland hurling final tickets
We have two tickets to give away for the All-Ireland hurling finals on Sunday 4 September.
23 August 2016

Conway, Dr Padraic
The President of UCD has led tributes to Sligo-born, Dr. Pádraic Conway, Vice-President for University Relations at Belfield, who died recently.
23 October 2012

Cummins, Padraic
The Date, September 7th 2004 will forever be etched on the minds of the Cummins family, originally from Skreen, as another beloved brother, Padraic, passed to his eternal reward.
30 September 2004

Deering, Eugene
The death occurred peacefully on March 6th, after a long illness bravely borne of Eugene Deering, City View, Sligo.
10 March 2010

Devine, Tommy
Tommy Devine was a strong community activist who worked tirelessly for the benefit of his local Keash, Ballymote, area. He served as Postmaster of Keash Post Office, for 18 years.
22 January 2013

Dillon, Gary
An inspirational young man who never let his illness get him down - those were the words of tribute to devoted GAA man Gary Dillon who died due to Cystic Fibrosis on Valetine's Day.
18 February 2014

Dillon, Gerry
It was with great shock and sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Gerry Dillon on Saturday 24th November, 2007.
30 November 2007

Dockry, Pat
The death has occurred in Cork of former Sligo footballer, Pat Dockry.
05 May 2007

Doherty, Gerald
The close-knit rural South Sligo community of Monasteraden is this week struggling to come to terms with the tragic death of 22 year old Gerald Doherty.
30 July 2013

Duffy, Marty
A dedicated community activist and a devoted family man.
11 October 2005

Duffy, Marty
Tributes have been pouring in for the late Mr Marty Duffy, one of the county’s most popular and respected GAA officials, who died suddenly.
05 October 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

Former GAA President Joe McDonagh dies
It was great sadness that we learned of the passing of former GAA President Joe McDonagh yesterday evening following a short illness.
21 May 2016

GAA President Elect chosen
Dublin's John Horan has been voted in as President-Elect of the GAA tonight at the Annual Congress in Croke Park.
24 February 2017

GAA propose to scrap All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals and introduce group stage
The GAA have announced proposed changes to the All-Ireland senior football championship - including plans to scrap the competition's quarter-finals.
04 August 2016

GAA/Basketball crossover programme
For many years, GAA players have turned to soccer and rugby to keep up their fitness levels over the winter, but they are now finding that basketball is of more benefit to them during the off-season.
23 September 2015

Gaffney, Frank
Frank Gaffney was an outstanding footballer in the 1950s with his native Tubbercurry and also with Sligo and Connacht.
18 December 2012

Gallagher, Ann
It was with deep sadness we learned of the passing of Ann Gallagher of Clooncagh last week.
18 January 2012

Gallagher, Mary Joe
The death occurred on 20th August last of Mary Jo Gallagher (nee Masterson) late of Ballintra, Donegal and originally from Tubbercurry.
10 September 2013

Gardai urge clubs to be more vigilant
A Garda Sergeant has warned GAA clubs to be extra vigilant when moving money like gate receipts as there is no doubt that they are being watched.
15 April 2016

Gaughan, Darren
South Sligo was mourning tragic death of talented young GAA player, Darren Gaughan, who died suddenly in Limerick, just weeks before his 18th birthday.
03 November 2010

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

Haran, Michael
The death took place at the Galway Clinic of Michael Haran, Radharc Na Hinse, Ballybeg, Ennis, Co.Clare formerly of Cully, Curry.
05 July 2011

Harte, Dessie
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Dessie Harte, Dromore West.
31 August 2011

Harte, Dessie
The tightly knit community of Dromore West and Templeboy and the wider area of West Sligo is this week mourning the death of Dessie Harte who was the driving force behind many community and sporting initiatives in the area.
24 August 2011

Henry, Michael
Last weekend was one of the most important for the Eastern Harps club for many, many seasons as they contested two major championship semi-finals.
17 September 2008

Henry, Owen
Sad death of Owen, an outstanding footballer and a loyal friend
03 November 2010

Henry, Owen
The unexpected death of Owen Henry has left a void in the lives of all who knew him.
03 November 2010

Higgins, John
The death occurred on May 21st last of John Higgins, late of Brohar, Curry. Aged just 54, John's death has left a great vacuum in both his family and community where he was a pillar to the church, GAA club and every other cause of Curry.
30 June 2010

Hunt, Joe
I was four years old when I first met Joe Hunt. It was my first day to attend the old and now demolished Mullghroe National School and it was one of Joe's last days to attend that particular academy of science.
31 March 2010

Inter-provincials 'in a coma'
Connacht manager John Tobin believes that Croke Park must make a decision on the future of the inter-provincials as they are 'in a coma'.
22 December 2016

Introduction of new playing rules deferred
At the recent GAA Congress, a number of changes were made to the playing rules of football and hurling, including the introduction of the 'one-on-one penalty' and advantage rule in hurling.
23 March 2015

Kavanagh highlights CPA role
CPA Executive Member Derek Kavanagh believes that making players aware of their cause is their main focus at the moment.
20 January 2017

Kearns, Leo
On Thursday 25th November 2004, an era came to an end with the death of Leo Kearns, Secretary of the Shamrock Gaels G.A.A. club since its formation in 1972. Leo’s thirty-two years of service to Shamrock Gaels followed on from his twelve years as secretary to the Sooey club.
31 December 2004

Kennedy, Paddy
The Chairman of the Sligo County Board, Cyril Feehily, had led tributes to former Tourlestrane and Sligo fooballers Paddy Kennedy, Aclare, stating that he wore the county colours with distinction and had been a key player for his beloved club.
04 May 2011

Kerins, Tommy
Tommy was loyal Rovers supporter
24 November 2010

Kilgannon, John
The late John Kilgannon, Garryduff, Templeboy, was a former senior and minor inter-county footballer, who had the distinction of working in an All-Ireland minor final against Cork at Croke Park in 1968.
16 July 2008

Kilgannon, John
The late John Kilgannon, Garryduff, Templeboy, was a former senior and minor inter-county footballer, who had the distinction of working in an All-Ireland minor final against Cork at Croke Park in 1968.
23 July 2008

Kilgannon, John
The entire club has been deeply saddened at the news of the untimely death of our junior team manager John Kilgannon.
16 July 2008

Lang, Tom
Tom Lang was a highly respected member of the An Garda Siochana for thirty-six years, serving with distinction in a number of areas throughout the region.
16 March 2011

Linnane, PJ
Everyone in the St Michael's GAA Club and surrounding area is still reeling at the fact that our own PJ Linnane passed away two weeks ago.
11 May 2011

Linnane, Pj
As the news broke on Thursday morning April 28th, of the passing of PJ Linnane, Ballygawley the sense of loss was palpable throughout the area and county alike.
18 May 2011

Live: Sunday Match Tracker
It may be the October Bank Holiday weekend, but there was still plenty of GAA action around the country this afternoon.
30 October 2016

Lundy, Eneas
Many a household in South Sligo purchased their first washing machine from him
23 April 2013

McDonnell, James (Jim)
A gentle man who put his concerns for others before himself, who had come to Sligo to ensure his family would be safe from the troubles that were gripping his native Belfast in 1971
29 September 2010

McDonnell, Kevin
The death occurred on July 29 of Kevin McDonnell, Highgate, London and originally from Connolly Park, Tubbercurry
19 August 2009

McGloin, Séan
Tributes have been paid to former Sligo County Councillor Séan McGloin who gave an outstanding life-long contribution to the Gaelic Athletic Association and Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann.
01 February 2012

McGovern, Bro. Francis
Bro. Francis McGovern, who died in January of this year, aged 82 years, was a native of Gurteen, County Sligo.
28 February 2008

McGuire, Paddy
Paddy McGuire, retired Local Government Auditor and prominent figure in Irish music and local sporting circles, died peacefully at his home at Larkhill Road, Sligo on June 4th at the age of 84.
17 June 2009

McHugh, Danny
Sligo GAA was deeply saddened to learn of the death in Letterkenny of Danny McHugh, one of Sligo's outstanding footballers of the 1960's.
26 March 2013

McIntyre, Enda
The entire community of South Sligo was shocked and saddened on the news of the tragic death of Enda McIntyre, aged 16, of Ballyara, Tubbercurry on Sunday , June 19th. He was a student at St. Attracta’s Community School, also in Ballyara, and was a bright scholar.
30 June 2005

McKenna, Jack
The death occurred on Thursday, August 18 of notable Manorhamilton native Jack McKenna in the Beacon Hospital, Dublin.
31 August 2011

McLoughlin, Hugh
MANY tributes have been paid to the late Hugh McLoughlin, ’Inver’, Ballinode.
30 November 2004

McManemy, Noel
The fact that the cortege at both his removal and funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed in the parish, was a fitting testimony to the very high esteem in which the late Noel McManemy, Carrowreagh, Keash, was held by all.
06 August 2008

Murphy, Tommy Joe
Sligo GAA is mourning one of its best known personalities. Tommy Joe Murphy of Tubbercurry was also one of the association's staunchest supporters. He gave a lifetime of loyal and dedicated service to the GAA at club, county and national level.
20 August 2013

Nangle, Thomas (Tom)
Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to former garda Thomas (Tom) Nangle, at his funeral mass in St Joseph's Church, Greevagh.
07 January 2009

O'Gorman, Alfie
The funeral takes place in London today, Wednesday of the late Alfred O'Gorman, formerely of Bunninadden who died on January 4th in Hammersmith, London.
14 January 2009

O'Toole, George
The Sligo based Chairman of the Connacht Council has paid tribute to the late George O'Toole, a former Trustee of the GAA.
02 July 2008

O’Donnell, Frank
The death as occurred in Bundoran of former Sligo full-back Frank O’Donnell R.I.P He played for Sligo in the early 1950’s and also for the Easkey Seablues.
04 July 2007

O'Hara, John
The funeral takes place in Tourlestrane today Tuesday of 43 year old local man John O'Hara who died suddenly in New York.
20 August 2013

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

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

Quiz: think you know your stuff from the weekend's GAA?
Do you know your stuff when it comes to what happened in the GAA world at the weekend?
15 August 2016

Richardson, Aidan
Having been struck down with a brain haemorrhage in 2000, former Sligo minor GAA star, Aidan Richardson, Tourlestrane, lay in a coma in a Manchester Hospital for eleven years until his death last week.
26 January 2011

Richardson, Aidan
A talented sportsman who excelled in business
09 February 2011

Scott, Tommy
At the end of their victory over Drumcliffe/Rosses Point at Quigabar which ensured qualification for the knock out stages of the county senior championships, the entire St. Farnan's team, mentors and backroom staff went to the end of the pitch at the Enniscrone venue to applaud Tommy Scott.
23 July 2008

Scott, Tommy
The untimely death has occurred of the great St Farnans stalwart, Tommy Scott.
16 July 2008

Scott, Tommy
The untimely death has occurred of the great St. Farnans stalwart, Tommy Scott. Tommy, from Aughris was the inspiration behind a generation of St. Farnans footballers over the last 30 years.
16 July 2008

Sexton, Sean
The GAA fraternity joined with his many friends and neighbours to pay a fitting and well deserved tribute to former Sligo county footballer, Sean Sexton, at his funeral on Friday last.
07 May 2008

Shannon, Ciaran
GAA communities in Sligo and Wicklow were united in grief following the tragic death in a road traffic accident of former Sligo and Coolera/Strandhill footballer, Ciaran Shannon.
01 July 2009

Stenson, Johnny
Tributes continue to pour in for a man described as one of Sligo's greatest gaels, the 'gentle giant' that was former county player and manager, Johnny Stenson, who
16 September 2009

Watters, Paddy
The death occurred of Paddy "Nail" Watters, Newtownard, Grange. Paddy was a true gentleman in every sense of the word
19 January 2011