LOUGHMORE/CASTLEINEY G.A.A. CLUB Weekly Notes 30th December 2019

With club activities on the playing field on a well earned rest the club was hit by the passing over the last few weeks of former players and supporters.
The club offers its deepest sympathy to Paddy Stapleton, Laha and Leixlip on the sudden passing of his wife Ann.
Also we lost Gay Stapleton, Carrick, following a long illness, father of former players Alvy and the late Ronan. He will be sadly missed by his wife Mary, son Alvy, brother, sisters, relatives and friends.

We wish a speedy recovery to Monsignor Dooley who was recently hospitalised.

The Late Sean Kearney Loughmore and Ballyporeen: Sean Kearney was born in Whitefield, Loughmore in 1946. He played football and hurling with the club and with Templemore CBS, where he won almost every honour in the game.
In 1964 he captained Loughmore/Castleiney minor football team to Mid and County honours, During his minor and U/21 years Loughmore were joined with Moyne/Templetuohy and won minor hurling and football U/21 County titles. He won three senior football County finals with Loughmore/Castleiney in 1973, ’77 and ’79 captaining the side in 1979. On the County scene he played minor, U/21 and senior and won a Division 2 football league medal in 1970 with Tipperary senior footballers.
He played for Munster from 1970 and finally won a Railway Cup medal in 1975, where himself and club mate Eddie Webster played at full forward and corner back respectively in the defeat of Ulster.
When work commitments took him South of the County he transferred to the Ballyporeen club with whom he finished his career and later became chairman of the Skeheenarinky club.
His remains with the club flag and that of Ballyporeen and Skeheenarinky clubs were flanked by a huge guard of honour from the three clubs from his residence to the Church and again to the burial grounds. Our thanks to the two South clubs for the courtesy.
On behalf of the club we offer our deepest sympathy to his wife Breda and family, his brother Jim and sisters Mary and Geraldine. May Sean Rest in Peace.