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Votes of Sympathy

posted 26 May 2011, 01:59 by Unknown user   [ updated 26 May 2011, 02:00 by Mark Evans ]
At a recent meeting of St James' GAA, votes of sympathy were extended to the Walsh, Sheehan and Connolly families following recent bereavements.

John Walsh took great pride in watching his children play at under-age level in both hurling and football, particularly Peter, who is showing tremendous potential. To Bernie and family, and to John’s parents, sisters and brother we extend our sympathy.

Liam Sheehan played at under-age and junior in the 1960s, and though he had moved further west in the division he always kept an eye on happenings at St James'. Our sympathy to the Sheehan family.

Martin Connolly’s passing further added to a sad period in our parish. Martin, though ill for some time, maintained a great interest in club affairs, particularly at under-age where his girls are showing all the skills of the game. Martin attended the under-12 football league final in Timoleague some months ago and got great pleasure from the win that night. Martin excelled at football when he played with St James' from 1977 to his last game in the junior B football final in 1997. During that time, he lined out at centrefield for both club and Carbery division. He trained many under-age teams on retiring from playing, and in more recent times took a great interest in Scór, writing sketches and directing. For the past few years, Martin provided the club with ground at Ballyva to play and train on while facilities at Ardfield were being upgraded; for this we are most grateful. To Elaine and family, and to Martin’s mother, brother and sisters we extend our sympathy.