KILLARNEY Rugby Club has paid a warm tribute to a hugely respected former coach who has passed away.
Camillus (Millo) O’Meara, originally from Birr, Co Offaly, linked up with the club in October 2019 and he became head coach with the girls’ under 14 squad and, later, with the under 16s.
The club has described him as a hugely dedicated coach who had a wealth of experience which as of enormous benefit to the fledgling sides he worked with.
“His hard work and commitment to developing and nurturing the girls shone through, giving them the skills and confidence to play the game,” the club said in a statement.
Millo encouraged the club to set up an under 16 girls’ squad and, in doing so, he laid the foundation for the development ladies youths’ rugby in the town.
“Millo will be missed and fondly remembered by his former charges, fellow coaches and many friends made at the club,” the statement added.
Killarney Rugby Football Club extended its condolences to Millo’s partner Susan and all his family.
In a statement posted online, the parent of one Killarney player remarked: “Millo was a fantastic person and coach to my daughter and the rest of her teammates at KRFC. He was warm, friendly and extremely passionate and inspirational about the game”.
Camillus (Millo) passed away peacefully at his home in Reenalagane, Glenbeigh on Sunday last. He is survived by his partner Susan, brother Seán, sisters Majella, Pauline, Margaret, Claire, Bee and Dee, Susan’s children Cathal, Darragh, Ronan and Liam, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and many friends.