A great sportsman and a great community man

Connie Brosnan represented Ireland at golf in the World Transplant Games in 2010 and 2017.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

KILLARNEY has been saddened by the death of Connie Brosnan, a well-known and popular local man, who passed away at the weekend.

Connie, from Ross Road, was an employee in Killarney National Park and he was very involved with local sports clubs and organisations. He had close associations with Killarney Golf and Fishing Club and St Paul’s Basketball Club.

He benefited from a kidney transplant in 2007 and he later represented Ireland at golf in the World Transplant Games in Dublin in 2010 and again in Malaga in 2017, winning a silver medal at the former.

One of his proud achievements was that he became the first player to achieve a hole-in-one at the Ross Golf Club in Killarney in 1994.

The late Connie Brosnan with Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne, at a Scott’s Lakers national league basketball match in Killarney.
Picture: Eamonn Keogh

During the 1990s Connie was the team manager with the St Paul’s senior men national league team and was a popular and respected figure among the players, coaches and officials. In latter years he became venue officer for the club and ensured everything went according to plan on the days of home games.

Connie was a very dedicated member of the Kerry branch of the Irish Kidney Association and he served as a dynamic and pioneering chairman of the committee.

Pre-deceased by his wife, Margaret, in 2011, Connie is survived by his son, Seán, daughter, Jeannette, grandsons Ross and Harry, son-in-law Brian Holden, daughter-in-law Mary, sister Doreen, brothers Timmy, Seán and Ger, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Reposing in O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Killarney this Monday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, removal will take place at 6.30pm to St Mary’s Cathedral. Requiem Mass will be on Tuesday morning at 10.30am with burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.

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