Of all the tributes paid to the Cork GAA stalwart and broadcaster Paudie Palmer since his death was announced on Sunday, one stands out.
It's a photo of players from Paudie's beloved Valley Rovers in Innishannon pausing for a minute's silence in a huddle before a training session on the beach yesterday morning. A native of Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Paudie was a much-loved commentator on C103 who lost his battle for life at Cork University Hospital after being left in a critical condition following a road traffic incident outside Innishannon on December 29.
A Ukrainian national has since appeared before Bandon District Court on four counts in relation to the incident, including a hit-and-run charge.
Paudie is survived by his wife Colette, daughters Claire and Emily, grandson Lucas Pádraig, brothers Denis, Richie and John, and extended family.
Valley Rovers Players pause for a minute’s silence before training this morning remembering our great clubman Paudie Palmer. pic.twitter.com/UbI7TBnZvY— Valley Rovers GAA (@ValleyRoversGAA) January 8, 2023