Dublin GAA club devastated by 'outstanding' player's passing

June 20, 2022

O'Neills gaelic footballs. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

St Pat’s GAA club in Donabate has paid a heartfelt tribute to star player Eoghan Moloney who died suddenly on Friday.

A student at the National College of Ireland, Eoghan was described as “the heartbeat of the adult first team”. The young man is survived by his parents Philip and Marie, his sister Sinéad and brother Ciarán.

“The Executive of St Pat’s GAA Club would like to extend our sincerest and deepest condolences to the Moloney family,” a statement from the north Co. Dublin club read.

“To Eoghan's parents, Philip and Marie, his brother and sister, extended family, friends, and team-mates, we can only offer our heartfelt sympathies to all of you on the devastating loss of Eoghan.

“No words can articulate in any meaningful way the prevailing sense of sadness that has descended upon the club. Eoghan played with St Pat’s from a very young age all the way up to adult football and was the heartbeat of the adult first team over the last number of years.

“An outstanding player, hugely popular within the dressing room and beyond, always full of fun, a warm, kind and gentle soul that will be sorely missed by all.

“We also offer our support to the Moloney family in any way deemed necessary at this desperately sad time for all. Ar dheis Dé a raibh a h-anam dílis. Le gach dea ghuí.”

Mr Moloney’s Funeral Mass will take place at St Patrick’s Church in Donabate this morning.

May he rest in peace.


Most Read Stories