Whelahan, Paddy

It was remarked how county board meetings would never be the same again following the sudden passing of Paddy on January 24 last. A stalwart of the GAA in Rochfortbridge, he represented the local St. Mary's club at the monthly meetings in Cusack Park and was known for his forthright and honest views when addressing fellow delegates and the top table.

A native of Gaybrook, the 73-year-old immersed himself in club activities and knew every player from U6 upwards. Predeceased by his wife Patty in 1994, Paddy was a great community man whose other interests included politics (he was a staunch Fianna Fail supporter) and farming.

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