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Paddy Cooney RIP

posted 30 Nov 2014, 11:25 by Ed Donnelly   [ updated 2 Dec 2014, 06:13 ]
The death has taken place of Paddy Cooney, Littleton after a short illness. On behalf of the Moycarkey-Borris GAA club, we extend our deepest sympathies to Paddy's family at this time. 

Paddy received a Cumann na Sean Ghael award in 2012. The citation for this award read as follows -  

The man being honoured here is synonymous with the promotion of Scór in his native Moycarkey Borris since the competition began in the 1970’s. Ably assisted by his wife Josie, Paddy Cooney was the driving force behind Moycarkey’s success at Mid, County and Provincial level in those early years. The pinnacle for him and his family was being crowned All Ireland set dancing champions in Scór na nÓg in 1973 and Scór Sinsear in 1977 in addition to seeing the club win a Scor na nOg Novelty Act in the 1990s. Apart from being involved at club level he has also played no small part in the organisation of Scór at Mid and County since its inception in the 1970’s up to recent times.

In his youth he wore the club singlet at Junior level in both hurling and football and in the 1970’s and 1980’s he was very much involved at Juvenile level with the Moycarkey Borris club. In recognition of his marvellous work for underage hurling in the parish the club organises an under 10 hurling tournament in his honour every year. It was indeed men like Paddy that John Moloney had in mind when he introduced Laochra Sean Ghael.

Funeral Details as follows - 

The death has occurred of Paddy COONEY
Littleton, Thurles, Tipperary

Paddy (after a short illness) deeply regretted by his loving wife Josie, sons Michael and Martin daughters Noreen and Catherine, grandchildren, great grandchild, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May He Rest-in-Peace. Reposing at Egan's Funeral Home Thurles Tuesday 2nd December 2014 from 4pm removal at 8pm to St. Kevins Church Littleton. Requiem mass Wednesday at 11.30 am and burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery

Guard of Honour for Paddy Cooney RIP tonight (Tuesday) - please assemble at 8pm outside the Muintir Na Tire hall Littleton