Lifelong Cork GAA supporter passes away

May 10, 2020

Cork supporter Jonty O'Leary (RIP) celebrates a Rebels victory in 2016. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Tributes have been paid to lifelong Cork GAA supporter Timmy 'Jonty' O'Leary who has sadly passed away.

Wearing his distinctive Mexican sombrero, 'Jonty' was one of the GAA's most famous fans and travelled the length and breadth of the country following Cork football, hurling, ladies football and camogie teams.

The popular St Finbarr's clubman, alongside Tom ‘The Bomber’ Roche, Pa ‘The Piper’ O’Leary, Ray Lucey and Cyril Kavanagh, never missed a big match involving his beloved county.

'Jonty' celebrates a Cork win on his 70th birthday in 2015. ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan.

Even the 2012 McGrath Cup final in January, 'Jonty' was there. ©INPHO/James Crombie.


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