Tributes paid to 'outstanding' Limerick Gael Gerry Molyneaux

July 27, 2016

Gerry Molyneaux during his spell as Kerry hurling manager in 2006 ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Limerick GAA has lost an outstanding servant following the sudden passing of West Board chairman Gerry Molyneaux.

The Limerick Leader reports that 60-year-old Gerry had been airlifted from Ballybunion to University Hospital Limerick on Sunday after feeling unwell and he died in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The Knockaderry native served the GAA as a referee, selector, coach and administrator. He was in charge of the Kerry senior hurling team in 2006 and was also manager of the Limerick Intermediate hurling team.

Gerry acted as a selector when Munster and All-Ireland MHC titles were captured in 1984 and was also involved with the successful 1987 U-21 team.

"He was associated with the West Board for more than three decades and served as chair, vice-chair, assistant secretary and PRO," vice-chairman Johnny Walsh said.

"He was an outstanding coach. He got the best out of any team.

"He has left an indelible mark. He always tried to promote sport at every opportunity. As late as last year, he set up a special innovative scheme for under-10 hurling. He was a visionary. He wanted to improve the standard of hurling."

Also highly regarded as a photographer for the West Limerick Observer, Gerry is survived by his wife Bernie his three daughters, Louise, Cora and Caoimhe and extended family.

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