Obituaries

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Alf Murray

As the first warm Spring sunshine of the year slanted across the green slopes of Milltown on the quiet shores of Lough Neagh on 12th March 1999, the gentle courageous soul of Alf Murray, Lurgan, sped softly to its eternal reward. At that moment, Ireland had lost one of its finest sons. Read More

Chris Creery

Chris Creery of Clann Eireann and Armagh died last week in the full flower of manhood. To all of us who knew and loved him his untimely death came as an agonising shock. He was a sportsman, a great scholar and organiser, who devoted most of his spare time to the promotion of gaelic culture and ideals. Read More

Kevin Brown

There are some days in a lifetime which sadly only have true meaning when a traumatic event or happening is seared in to consciousness. For a moment time seems to stumble and almost stop – the news is checked and rechecked for verification until it sinks in that a human tragedy has really occurred. Read More

Bobby Murray

In recent times, the North Lurgan area has occasion to grieve at the passing of many of its native sons and daughters. Thus it was the same sense of shock which visited us all last week on Wednesday 13th February when we learned of the pass in of Robert ‘Bobby’ Murray of 16 Soye Gardens in the heart of the Kilwilke area. Read More

Gerry Fagan

Known far and wide. Gerry gave a life-times service to the GAA. First as a player, then as an official and latterly as an administrator of exceptional abilities and loyality. Since its formation over a century ago. Read More

Jim McConville

The lamented death of Lurgan Clann Eireann cyclist Jim McConville, has saddened the hearts of all cyclists and followers of the sport not only in the North but also throughout the length and breadth of Ireland. Read More

Pat McMahon

In the calm chill of an early Autumn morning with the first leaves gently falling in the demon light, Patrick McMahon passed gently away in his home, ‘The Tarry’ in North Circular Road, Lurgan. Read More

Liam McCorry

On Sunday last under a leaden grey sky Liam McCorry of 73 North Street, Lurgan, and formerly of Edward Street was laid to rest in the family burial ground in St. Colmans Cemetery after Requiem Mass in St. Peter’s Church, Lurgan. Read More

Harry Henderson

It was with sadness that the Gaels of the Lurgan area and further afield learned last week of the death of Harry Henderson of Clann Eireann. While he was the twin brother of the great Isaac of 1953 County fame, he was a player of considerable skill and acumen in his own right. Read More

Seamus McNeice

Sometimes it’s hard to contemplate God’s plan when a family is faced with the ultimate challenge of death in the midst of busy life and its daily living out. When death comes on two occasions in a short period of time in the one year, the contemplation is the severest challenge. Read More

Bert Henderson

I attended, as a neighbour, the Requiem Mass of a schoolmate Brendan Henderson of 15 Ennis Close and formerly of the Shore Road in North Lurgan. Brendan or Bert as his family and friends called him, was born there under the benevolent shadow of the big oak tree guarding the entrance to Major Alexander Greer’s Demesne. Read More

Joe McCrory

I didn’t realise that when my father introduced me to Clann Éireann Youth Club in the sixties, I was making a life commitment to the GAA. In fact a lot of us didn’t even know what the GAA was then! In fact a lot of us didn’t even know what the GAA was then! It was just part and parcel of our club. Read More

Marie Hoye

There are moments when local tribalism between GAA clubs is put to one side. Last Wednesday night at Clann Eireann Park was one such occasion. Close neighbours and rivals Clann Eireann and St. Peters were about to do battle when the terrible news of Marie Hoye’s death spread around the ground. Read More

Caitriona McKeag

Just nine months after Marie Hoye’s death and with Clann Eireann still openly hurting, tragedy again befell our ladies football family. In March 2007, Caitriona McKeag, 16 years old and a hugely promising talent was sadly and very suddenly taken from us, a victim of meningitis. Read More