Passing of a great Killarney Rugby Club legend

The late Seán O’Sullivan was very highly regarded.
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The death has been announced of Seán O’Sullivan, a former postmaster in Killarney who was a stalwart member of Killarney Rugby Football Club and played such a crucial role in its history.

Formerly of Orchard Close, Countess Road and late of Slaheny, Kilgarvan, Seán passed away this Wednesday, causing a real air of sadness in Killarney where he is remembered with great respect as a gentle and softly spoken man who was highly regarded by his colleagues in the post office and by the customers whose needs he catered for over many years.

Sean was passionate about the sport of rugby from his young days and he played a leading role when the club was revived in Killarney, after many years, in the early 1980s.

Seán had been secretary of the club in the 1950s and 60s and he resumed that responsibility in 1983 when he reformed the club along with Junior Finnegan, Conor O’Mahony, Liam McGuire and the Fuller and O’Sullivan brothers.

He was honoured when he was later elected to the position of club president.

Predeceased by his wife Peggie and son Kieran, Seán is survived by his children, Mary, Barry, Rory and Sandra.

He is further survived by his son-in-law Timmy O’Donoghue, daughters-in-law Pauline O’Shea and Marnie Corscadden, grandchildren Kieran, Eva, Kieran, Alison, Daisy, Lily-Mae, Megan, Conor, Sarah and David, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends and his former work colleagues in Killarney Post Office.

Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Killarney this Thursday evening from 5.00pm to 6.30pm will be followed by removal to St Mary’s Cathedral.

Requiem Mass for Seán will be on Friday morning at 10.30am with burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery. The Mass will be live-streamed on

The family has asked for donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to be made to the Rockmount Day Care Centre, Kilgarvan. Email: or Call 087-2229761