Club remembers a truly great stalwart

Tribute: At the wreath laying ceremony in Aghaode were, from left, Dermot Griffin, Tom Holohan, Ger Galvin, Pat O’Brien, Mike Leahy, Bridget Delaney, John O’Leary and Denis Russell

A GREAT Gael and a passionate hurling aficionado was remembered in nostalgic fashion in Killarney yesterday on the third anniversary of his death.

Officials of St Pat’s Hurling Club in East Kerry gathered for a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Pat Delaney who was a former vice president of the club and one of its great stalwarts.

The floral tribute was put in place at Aghadoe Cemetery by current vice president Tom Holohan in the company of Pat’s wife, Bridget, St Pat’s club officers Pat O’Brien, Ger Galvin, John O’Leary, Denis Russell, Dermot Griffin, Denis Russell and Mike Leahy.

Also in attendance was Mark Murphy, chief executive officer of Killarney Credit Union where Pat served as a very respected and popular chairman for many years.

The late Pat Delaney

A wonderful community volunteer, the late Pat Delaney, devoted so much of his time and energy to promoting the sport of hurling and his beloved St Pat’s Club.

He was vice president of St Pat’s at the time of his death in June 2019 and he also served as hurling officer with the East Kerry Board.

He was a minor and senior selector with Kerry from 1995-2000 and he also served on the Kerry CCC. Pat was also a very respected treasurer of the East Kerry Board.

A proud Woodsgift, Co Kilkenny man, he moved to Killarney with his family to work in the financial services industry.