Crokes remember a great club stalwart

Pictured at the prizegiving function were ,front from left, Karl McMahon, captain, Catherine Coffey presenting the Denis Coffey memorial trophy to overall winner Eddie O’Sullivan, Gavin O’Donoghue, The Speakeasy (sponsor), Noreen Coffey and John O’Lear, president with, back from left, Sean Brosnan, Niall O’Mara, Harry O’Neill, Maurice Foley, Keith McMahon, Joey Sheehan, Peter McEnery, Brendan Keogh and John Brosnan.
Picture: Eamonn Keogh

MEMBERS of the club he loved gathered to play the sport he loved in memory of a popular Killarney man who passed away eight years ago.

Accountant Denis Coffey died in 2011, at the age of 61, but he is not forgotten by Dr Crokes GAA Club who he played for and supported throughout his all too short life.

The late Denis Coffey

Members of the club’s golf society held their first outing of 2019 at Mahony’s Point, Killarney and it was a tribute to the late Denis who was also an officer with the black and amber.

Eddie O’Sullivan was the winner on the day and he was presented with the top prize by members of the Coffey family.

Denis, who was a very accomplished golfer, is a former captain and president of Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. He played a very instrumental role in Killarney securing the Irish Open golf championship for the first time, in 1991, and he served as tournament director and chairman.

In addition to his exploits with the Crokes, he also played Sigerson Cup football with UCC and served as treasurer on the Fitzgerald Stadium committee for a number of years.

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