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Death of former player & mentor: Gerry McCarney RIP

November 8, 2018

Clonmore GFC is in mourning following the death of former player and officer of the club, Gerry McCarney after a long battle with illness. Gerry passed away peacefully this morning at his residence in Minvaud surrounded by his wife, Kathleen, and family.

To Kathleen, sons Gerard and Conor, daughters Carol, Deirdre, Nina and Ciara and to his extended family and friends, the club offers its sincere sympathies at this sad time.

Funeral Arrangements: Reposing at his home in Minvaud with removal on Tuesday morning at 10.15am to St Brigid's Church, Hacketstown, for Requiem Mass at 11am and burial afterwards in Hacketstown Cemetery. Clonmore GFC will provide a Guard of Honour on way into Church and from Church to Cemetery.

2011 Clonmore GFC Hall of Fame Winner: Gerry was inducted into the Clonmore GFC Hall of Fame at the Dinner Dance in February 2012. The following is the citation that appeared in the Nationalist at that time.

Gerry McCarney was a distinguished hurler and footballer with his local club, Craobh Ciarán, of Coolock before moving to Hacketstown in 1961 to work on St Patrick’s College, Highpark. He was involved in the Clonmore teams beaten in senior county finals in 1963 and 65 along with brother Tommy. Known as a crafty forward, he brought his Dublin “cleverality” with him and could always be relied upon to do the unexpected. Gerry gave sterling service to the club during the lean times of the sixties & seventies and, when his playing days were over, got involved on the Committee, helping to develop the new grounds at Woodside and received the Clubman of the Year Award in 1977. He was the first Chairman of the new Juvenile Committee in 1978 and did trojan work for the juveniles over the years. Many of Gerry’s family have followed in his footsteps and are heavily involved in the club - three grandsons, Kevin, David and Conor, won medals in 2011. A very deserving candidate for entry into the Clonmore Hall of Fame.

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