The death has taken place of the Moycarkey-Borris GAA Club President Jim Leahy.
Jim was a long serving club treasurer and secretary. Jim hurled with the club in the 1950’s and won Mid and County No. 1 medals as a tidy wing back and graduated to senior winning a Mid league in 1956 and also played Fitzgibbon Cup with UCC. He was on the Ballyduff-Dovea team beaten in the Munster inter firms hurling in 1955.
He was club treasurer for thirty years and secretary for a spell too, referee and President at time of his death. Jim was a recipient of a Sean Gael award. He was to the fore in all club developments i.e. purchase of field in 1960’s and development in the 1980’s. One of the clubs great administrators and Gaels he took great pride with the senor county senior hurling successes of 1982 & ‘84. It was also immense solace to him when his son Jimmy shared in these successes and represented Tipperary at under age level as was the feat of his grandson Kieran Bergin now a Tipperary senior hurler. Solas na bhFhaitheas da anam. JF
James, (late of Centenary Co.Op) peacefully in the loving care of his family, predeceased by his infant daughter Teresa, deeply regretted by his loving wife Statia, son Jimmy, daughters Aileen (Healy), Mary, Margaret (Bergin), Brigid (Hackett) and Catherine (O'Donovan), sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. May He Rest in Peace
Reposing at Egan's Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, 28th October, from 5pm to 7.30pm. Removal on Thursday morning, 29th October, at 10.45am to St. Kevin's Church, Littleton for Funeral Mass at 11.30am. Burial after Mass in Two-Mile-Borris Cemetery. House private on Thursday morning please.
Guard of Honour
As a mark of respect to the late Jim Leahy club president, a guard of honour will be formed at Maher's farm on the Dublin road at 10:30am on Thursday morning.
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