It was with Great Sadness we heard last week of the death of Seamus Igoe, one of the greats of Killoe GAA.
Seamus had a long and distinguished association with the Club, firstly as a player on the team which won the Senior Championship in 1960 following on from the Leader Cup success in 1959.
The match Report from the 1960 final records Seamus valuable contribution as follows;
‘Seamus Igoe also had a great game. He was placed at right half forward but more often than not he was lending a hand at midfield. He scored three lovely points from far out, a feat we rarely see these days’.
Whilst still playing, Seamus served the Club as Secretary in 1964 and 1966 and as Treasurer for seven consecutive years from 1970 to 1976.
Seamus was always to the forefront of club development and in January 1974 he along with other club stalwarts marked out the foundations for the dressing-rooms in Cullyfad.
When his playing career concluded, Seamus served as a Team Manager and Selector with many of the Club teams including the Intermediate Championship winning team of 1977.
In later Years, Seamus would have been a familiar face to many of our Younger players through his involvement with the Schools teams and was always available to lend a friendly word of advice to the young people setting out on their footballing careers.
Seamus was a very worthy recipient of the Hall of Fame award in 2004 and served as President of the Emmet Og Club in recent years.
The club extends its deepest Sympathy to his Wife Nan, daughters Patricia, Anne and Caroline, sons James and Dermot, brother Vincent, Sister Mary and his extended Family.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Our annual general meeting will take place this coming Sunday evening but has been pushed back to 7pm to cater for anyone travelling to the Longford game.Our dinner dance will take place on Saturday night the 27th January in the Longford Arms Hotel. This year we are bringing a totally new concept to the function where we will have professional entertainment from the moment the event kicks off at 8pm to its climax in the early hours. On the night we will honour our championship winning teams from 1993 and 1995 on what is the 25th anniversary of their wins. Tickets at €30 per head are now available from any committee member. Due to the format and the teams involved, this is assured to be a fantastic night, so get your tickets early.
Our lotto draw took place on Sunday night in the Olde Forge with Ann Murray’s team on duty. The numbers drawn were 5 18, 21 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners were Maebh Brady, Boher, Margaret Ann Mollaghan, Clontumpher, Geraldine McDermott, C/O Milos, Sean Carrigy, Ballinalee and Paddy Lee junior, Ennybegs. This weeks sellesr prize went to Brendan Bracken senior. Next week sees the jackpot rise to €10,800 with the draw in Begleys bar on Sunday night.
Finally this week we would also like to offer our sympathies to the Finnegan family, Newtownbond and Grainne Fox and family on their recent bereavements.
PRO Emmet Òg.