Obituaries: Kildare


As it Happened: All-Ireland Hurling Final Tracker
Welcome to what was the biggest day of the year on the hurling calendar.
04 September 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
The Munster senior football championship replay was centre stage in today's action.
18 July 2015

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
Today saw the last of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers take place as there were two games to be decided this afternoon.
30 July 2016

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the busiest Saturday afternoon on the GAA front this year.
09 July 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
There were four games down for decision throughout the course of the day.
18 June 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
All roads led to Croke Park this weekend as the first two of the NFL finals took place.
23 April 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
We're into the height of the GAA season as the games keep coming thick and fast.
25 June 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
This afternoon saw four All-Ireland senior football championship qualifiers take place.
16 July 2016

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
There was another busy Saturday ahead of us with games in the All-Ireland SHC and SFC qualifiers as well as an Ulster SFC semi-final replay.
02 July 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The concluding games of round five of the Allianz NFL were down for decision this afternoon.
19 March 2017

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It may be Lá na gClubanna but there was one game on today's fixture list and that is the Allianz NHL Division 1 final replay.
08 May 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to our latest edition of our live match tracker as we picked up where we left off last night.
05 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Round Three of the National Football league continued this afternoon.
26 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was provincial final day in both Munster and Connacht this afternoon.
10 July 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Today we saw the first of this year's All-Ireland senior hurling championship semi-finals take place.
07 August 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the final round of fixtures in this year's National Hurling League.
20 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There was action from both the National hurling and football leagues this afternoon.
06 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was a double weekend again as we brought you action from the NHL and NFL campaigns.
05 March 2017

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the second part of our weekend live match tracker as we continued the action in the National Hurling League today.
21 February 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
We had plenty of action this afternoon with three hurling games and a football match down for decision.
05 June 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
One of the busiest days on the GAA calendar descended on us this afternoon.
12 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
This weekend was the turn of the small ball code to take centre stage.
20 November 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Football took centre stage this afternoon as we had quarter-finals and semi-finals down for decision in all four provinces.
13 November 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The last of the penultimate round of the Allianz NFL matches were down for decision this afternoon.
27 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
This afternoon saw no fewer than 14 county finals take place around the country.
23 October 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
We're into November and the games are still coming thick and fast as there were another seven down for decision this afternoon.
06 November 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was football all the way today and we had no fewer than six games to cover this afternoon.
12 June 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There were two provincial finals down for decision this afternoon, along with an Ulster SFC semi-final replay.
03 July 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The remaining matches in round two of the Allianz NHL took place this afternoon.
19 February 2017

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There was action once again in both codes today as counties continued their battle for supremacy in their respective leagues.
13 March 2016

Aungier, Willie
Ballyteague GFC were saddened at the passing of one of their longest serving and loyal members, the late Willie Aungier.
07 February 2008

Bauress, Bobby
A minutes silence was held in a footballing tribute to a Celbridge resident before the Connaught senior football championship final between Sligo and Galway on 8 July.
30 July 2007

Bergin, Brian
The death of Brian Bergin of Ballybrophy has robbed the area of one of its real characters and wonderful sportsmen
01 January 2001

Black card rule=more scores
Statistics released by the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) show that the average number of points scored per game in this year's football championship was 9.5 per cent higher than last year.
02 October 2014

Bracken, Joe
’I want to meet my Maker with nothing’ were the words spoken by Joe Bracken on Saturday 25 March, 2006 during the final 24 hours of his long and eventful journey of life.
06 April 2006

Burke, Kieran
There was shock in Leixlip following the death of well known GAA coach, Kieran Burke, at the young age of thirty eight.
31 August 2003

Butler, John
Three pieces of wood carrying the legends 'Live,' 'Laugh', and 'Love' dangle on tiny chains from the back door of the late John Butler's home with wife Imelda in 'Riversdale', Forenaughts, between Naas and Johnstown.
05 August 2010

Byrne, Ann
A death in any family or area must surely be the cause of great sadness.
When the person who has passed away had been a person who brought honour and pride to her parish, county and province as well as to her family, the loss is even greater.
08 August 2003

Byrne, Michael
A native of Kildare town, Michael Byrne passed on in September last. He represented Kildare at Club level (Round Towers)
13 October 2013

Campbell, Stephen
To say that there was shock and sadness in caragh at the sudden and untimely passing of Stephen (Stevie) Campbell would be something of an understatement, for that genuine grief and sense of loss was felt in the wider GAA community all over Kildare.
09 November 2006

Carlow proposal to be discussed
Carlow's proposal for a new format to the All-Ireland SFC will be discussed at Central Council later this year.
07 August 2015

Carney, Paddy
A native of Cavan, who came to Kildare as a member of the National Army more than 60 years ago, Paddy married into the Percival family.
04 June 2009

Casey, Joe
Caragh GFC recently lost one of its greatest officers, due to the passing of Club President Joe Casey RIP. Having served the famed club in many roles both on and off the field, Joe is fondly remembered by members for his outstanding leadership qualities.
21 July 2005

Championship tweets: "Up the Dubs!!! It's time to celebrate"
The curtain came down on the 2015 inter-county gaelic football season yesterday and the Dubs are celebrating All-Ireland title number 25...
21 September 2015

Championship tweets: The Village celebrates
It's probably safe to assume that there is no shortage of sore heads around the country this morning following yesterday's club final schedule.
20 October 2014

Cogan, Paddy
THE death occurred on 19 February of Paddy Cogan, late of Grangenolvin House. Paddy was well known in farming, equestrian and GAA circles throughout the county
09 April 2013

Cogan, Paddy
The death occurred on 19 February of Paddy Cogan, late of Grangenolvin House. Paddy was well known in farming, equestrian and GAA circles throughout the county.
09 April 2013

Collier, Sean
The sudden death of the Very Rev. Canon Sean Collier recently caused widespread shock to people in the Errill area.
25 July 2007

Competition: win two All-Ireland hurling final tickets
We have two tickets to give away for the All-Ireland hurling finals on Sunday 4 September.
23 August 2016

Connolly, Des
The death of Des Connolly on June 23, 2012, left a void that is hard to fill. A well known athlete, Des was a member of Naas Athletic Club and Donore Harriers, where he gained much knowledge of modern training methods.
27 August 2013

Corcoran, Jack
The community was deeply shocked on Sunday, 15 October 2006, to hear of the sudden death at his residence of Jack Corcoran late of Thoran Road, Ballitore.
26 October 2006

Cribbin, Sean
Sean Cribbin, community worker supreme, was laid to rest, just yards from his ancestral home in Mainham, on Sunday February 21st 2010.
04 March 2010

Cullen, William
The Ardclough GAA club send deepest sympathy to the family of the late William (Phibbs) Cullen.
17 May 2007

Currim, Michael
All Club activity in Eire Og-Corra Choill scheduled was postponed as a mark of respect to the Currims Family, Blacktrench following the bereavement of Michael Currim RIP.
30 June 2005

Daly, Jim
In the early 1930’s the Daly family migrated from County Mayo to Cappagh, Co. Kildare in a land exchange which was common practice used by Irish Land Commissioners at that time.
14 February 2008

Daly, Pat
A sense of loss was felt in Naas recently with the sad news that Pat Daly had tragically lost his brave battle with cancer.
22 November 2003

Dockery, Kieran
With the recent passing of Kieran Dockery after a long illness, Prosperous was shorn of another of is most talented people. To say that Kieran was a big man in the physical sense is true enough but it is equally spot on to say that "The Doc" was larger than life in the best possible meaning of the phrase.
31 October 2004

Donovan, Ted
With the death of Ted Donovan Straffan had lost one of its foremost citizens.
17 May 2007

Dowling, Christy
When Christy Dowling was laid to rest in is beloved Milltown on July 1st this year (2000) the chairman of the Kildare Co Board of the GAA Andrew O’Sullivan presented his widow Alice with the Kildare number six jersey in memory of Christy’s prowess in that position as one of the county’s greatest footballers.
30 July 2000

Dowling, Paddy
Sadness descended in Celbridge and Straffan when the news broke of the sudden death of Paddy (Patrick) Dowling, a former chairman of Celbridge GAA, who passed away on 4th July in the Coronary Care Unit of Naas Hospital.
17 July 2012

Dowling, Paddy
Sadness descended in Celbridge and Straffan when the news broke of the sudden death of Paddy (Patrick) Dowling, a former chairman of Celbridge GAA, who passed away on 4th July in the Coronary Care Unit of Naas Hospital.
17 July 2012

Dowling, Paddy
Sadness descended in Celbridge and Straffan when the news broke of the sudden death of Paddy (Patrick) Dowling, a former chairman of Celbridge Gaa, who passed away on 4th July in the Coronary Care Unit of Naas Hospital. Paddy had a life long passion and love of all things GAA.
17 July 2012

Downey, Tadg
September 30 marked the end of an era for Cappagh GAA; we lost one of our best known sons as Tadg Downey passed away.
15 October 2009

Duffy: derogatory comments will now be dealt with
Paraic Duffy says disciplinary committees are "far more likely" to enforce the GAA's new ruling regarding derogatory comments from managers.
04 November 2014

Dunne, John
Passing of Naas GAA and history group stalwart
23 December 2010

Durney, Timmy
The club would like to express their deepest sympathies to the family and friend’s of the late Timmy Durney.
27 October 2005

Farrell, Katie
It is with great sadness that the people of Allenwood and its hinterland came together to lay to rest in Allen, their very own grand old lady, Mrs Katie Farrell of Derrymullen, who celebrated her 101st birthday shortly before Christmas.
30 April 2009

Farrell, Ned
Members and friends of Grangenolvan Football Club were saddened by the death of Ned Farrell of Foxhill.
19 July 2007

Flanagan, John
A deep sadness descended on the parish of Carbury on the 18th of April upon learning that John Flanagan has passing away. John was a native of Carbury and resided at Rathmore.
30 April 2009

Former GAA President Joe McDonagh dies
It was great sadness that we learned of the passing of former GAA President Joe McDonagh yesterday evening following a short illness.
21 May 2016

GAA President Elect chosen
Dublin's John Horan has been voted in as President-Elect of the GAA tonight at the Annual Congress in Croke Park.
24 February 2017

GAA propose to scrap All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals and introduce group stage
The GAA have announced proposed changes to the All-Ireland senior football championship - including plans to scrap the competition's quarter-finals.
04 August 2016

GAA/Basketball crossover programme
For many years, GAA players have turned to soccer and rugby to keep up their fitness levels over the winter, but they are now finding that basketball is of more benefit to them during the off-season.
23 September 2015

Gardai urge clubs to be more vigilant
A Garda Sergeant has warned GAA clubs to be extra vigilant when moving money like gate receipts as there is no doubt that they are being watched.
15 April 2016

Get your diary out: the 2015 GAA Master fixture list for intercounty games
The GAA have released the master fixture list for 2015.
12 November 2014

Gilligan, Mick
Ballyteague GFC were saddened with the recent passing of their esteemed club president the late Mick Gilligan.
23 July 2009

GPA rejects claims it took its eye off the ball in 'Super 8' debate
The GPA has come out fighting against accusations that it failed to properly consult with players in advance of the debate on the 'Super 8' motion which received the green light at Congress.
01 March 2017

Grattan, Bobby
Formerly of Ballymore Eustace and late of Shrowland, Athy, many GAA fans were saddened to hear of the death of the late Bobby Grattan.
30 August 2011

Greene, Micahel
The towns of Mountrath and Castletown were saddened to hear of the recent death of Michael (Mick) Greene, Ballfin Road, Mountrath, and formerly of Castledermot, Co. Kildare. Mick, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 15, 2006, at St James’ Hospital in Dublin, after a short illness.
02 August 2006

Greene, Michael
The towns of Mountrath and Castletown were saddened to hear of the recent death of Michael (Mick) Greene, Ballfin Road, Mountrath, and formerly of Castledermot, Co. Kildare. Mick, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 15, 2006, at St James’ Hospital in Dublin, after a short illness.
02 August 2006

Grehan, Jim
The peaceful death of Jim Grehan, Anna Villa, Blessington Road, Naas on Saturday 14th June 2003 in Naas Hospital, was the end of a generation of Grehans from the town of Naas.
10 July 2003

Hanly, Vincent
There was widespread shock felt throughout the Parish of Carbury and surrounding areas when the news broke of the death of Vincent Hanly last week.
28 June 2007

Hanniffy, Frank
The Carbury community were in shock when they heard the news on the sudden death of Frank Hanniffy (Hawkfield,Newbridge) formerly of Coonough, Carbury.
03 March 2011

Heffernan, Jim
Emotions of sadness and compassion encompassed the club when the news filtered through the parish of Staplestown and Coolereagh, and indeed further a field, of the passing of our club president, Jim Heffeman on Saturday, 15 March.
03 April 2008

Hendy, Tom
Ballyteague GFC were saddened by the passing of the club's esteemed President Tom Hendy
21 October 2010

Hendy,Tom
The Late Tom Hendy
07 October 2010

Horan, Bridie
Sadly, our village was hit with several bereavements during the summer, the most recent of which was GAA mammy and grandmother, Bridie Horan (nee Dunne) of Boleybeg and formerly Hawkfield, Newbridge.
20 September 2011

Howard, Molly
There was deep sadness in GAA circles at the death last week of Mary 'Molly' Howard, of Old Kilcullen, in her 96th year.
10 January 2012

Hurling: Five to Watch
The National Hurling Leagues offer managers the opportunity to unearth new talent and this year's campaign is no different.
08 March 2017

Hurling: Five Top Sods
What is the perfect pitch for hurling? Here is what we think are five of the top pitches in the country for the small ball code.
10 March 2017

Inter-provincials 'in a coma'
Connacht manager John Tobin believes that Croke Park must make a decision on the future of the inter-provincials as they are 'in a coma'.
22 December 2016

Introduction of new playing rules deferred
At the recent GAA Congress, a number of changes were made to the playing rules of football and hurling, including the introduction of the 'one-on-one penalty' and advantage rule in hurling.
23 March 2015

Kavanagh highlights CPA role
CPA Executive Member Derek Kavanagh believes that making players aware of their cause is their main focus at the moment.
20 January 2017

Kelly, John
On Wednesday 14th of August 2-13 the population of Nurney and surrounding area was saddened with the news of John Kelly's passing.
01 October 2013

Lane, Tara
The recent untimely death of Tara Lane deeply affected everyone at Moorefield Camogie club.
28 February 2008

Lannigan, Tommy
The death occurred on Monday January 9 of Tommy Lannigan, late of Crookstown Lower.
17 January 2012

Lavin, Charlie
The death occurred on Sunday 18 March at his home at Blackhall, Calverstown of Charlie Lavin, surrounded by his wife Betty, son James, daughters Mary, Pauline, Noeleen and Evelyn, who all cared for him so lovingly during the final months of his life.
27 March 2012

Lavin, Charlie
The death occurred on Sunday 18 March at his home at Blackhall, Calverstown of Charlie Lavin, surrounded by his wife Betty, son James, daughters Mary, Pauline, Noeleen and Evelyn, who all cared for him so lovingly during the final months of his life.
27 March 2012

Live: Sunday Match Tracker
It may be the October Bank Holiday weekend, but there was still plenty of GAA action around the country this afternoon.
30 October 2016

Loftus, Peter
Peter Loftus was born on the 26th December 1965, but he would not celebrate his birthday until January every year because he did not want to miss out on a full year of celebrating. This is what he told his sisters and brothers as they grew up in Pairc Mhuire, Newbridge.
25 June 2009

Matthews, Brian
Brian Matthews, the well known menswear retailer and Moorefield GAA supporter, was a Cavan man who made Newbridge his home.
13 August 2013

Monaghan, Paddy
There can be few people ever to have lived in Ballymore to be held within the esteem and affection as was Paddy Monaghan, who sadly passed away over the June Bank Holiday weekend
12 June 2008

Mooney, Paud
The death occurred in Mill Lane nursing home, Naas, on December 15, 2006 of Paud Mooney of Dreenane, after a very long illness, borne with great courage and dignity.
21 December 2006

Moran, Williie
The death took place at the residence of Monica O’Doherty, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, of Mr Willie Moran, Derrada Newport.
28 April 2003

Murphy, John
The death took place on Monday last after a short illness of John Murphy, Publican, Ballylinan.
30 June 2004

Murphy, Josie
Josie Murphy of Maynooth who passed away peacefully in his 97th year on 19th April, 2007 will be sadly missed by his family and large circle of friends in Maynooth, where he was a well known figure in the local GAA club, and throughout the county.
17 May 2007

No repetition of Tyrone-Cavan fiasco
Looks like there could be some key fixtures postponed over the weekend.
03 March 2017

Nolan, Andy
The passing of Andy Nolan last week marked an end to a generation in the multi-award winning craft butcher shop business in Kilcullen.
28 May 2013

Nugent, Brigid
Ballyteague GFC were saddened at the recent passing of the late Brigid (Bridge) Nugent - a truly remarkable and lovely kind lady and a loyal follower of her beloved ’Larks’ and Kildare, who with her late sister Mary (Moll) Thorpe, travelled in all weathers throughout the country to support their teams.
30 September 2007

O'Donoghue, Molly
Sunday, August 3 marked the end of an era and it was ironic that while we all got ready to fly the white flag for Kildare in Croker against Fermanagh, Molly O'Donoghue passed away
14 August 2008

O’Grady, Johnny
On the 11th of November 2005, Johnny O’Grady passed away peacefully at home and with his passing went a host of great memories and achievements over a long life. It was a particularly sad day for Ardclough GAA Clubs as Johnny was the last of our founding fathers, and also current president.
11 December 2005

O'Rourke taken to task on twitter
Colm O'Rourke's Sunday Independent column ruffled quite a few feathers on social media yesterday.
20 October 2014

O'Sullivan, Bertie
On Wednesday December 5 Bertie O'Sullivan (83) was laid to rest at St. Corban's Cemetery, Naas, having passed away on December 2 following a short illness.
08 January 2013

One Kerry player on 2014 International Rules squad
David Moran is All-Ireland champions Kerry's sole representative on the International Rules squad, which has been named this morning.
28 October 2014

Peacocke, Hugh
Sports clubs and community groups of Kilcullen turned out in force recently to mourn, with his family and many friends, the death of Hugh Peacocke.
27 November 2012

Power, Ned
Mr Edward (Ned) Power, Boherduff, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, who passed away peacefully at St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny on Wednesday, 24 October, would have celebrated his 100th birthday on Christmas Eve.
27 November 2012

Power, Paddy
There were opportunities for reflection, memories and laughter when members of the Power family travelled to the Dail last week for a gathering on what would have been the late Paddy Power's 85th birthday.
26 December 2013

Quiz: think you know your stuff from the weekend's GAA?
Do you know your stuff when it comes to what happened in the GAA world at the weekend?
15 August 2016

Ryan, Fr Joseph Linus
A man of talents would be good description of Fr. Joseph Linus Ryan, Carmelite, who died in 17 July 2009.
06 August 2009

Ryan, Very Rev Fr Joseph Linus
The death occurred of the Very Rev Fr Joseph Linus Ryan, O Carm, former prior of White Abbey in Kildare town.
23 July 2009

Scully, Tom
There can be little doubt that it’s not just Robertstown and its environs but a large part of Kildare generally which will be the poorer for the passing of the late Tom Scully of Robertstown who went to his eternal reward recently.
08 July 2005

Thorpe, Pet
Ballyteague GFC was shocked and saddened with the recent and untimely passing of the late Peg Thorpe.
13 August 2009

Tiernan, John
The death took place recently of John Tiernan, the eldest son of one of Rathangan’s best known and respected families.
14 April 2005

Tyrrell, Pat
The death has taken place of Pat Tyrrell, a Kildare senior inter-county footballer of the early 1960s and highly acclaimed footballer first with Junior club Clogherinkoe and then with senior side, Carbury.
30 September 2004

Webster, Michael (Mick)
Mr Michael (Mick) Webster of 2, Dareen Heights, Tullow Road, Carlow passed away on Saturday, January 7 at his residence.
31 January 2012

Whelan, Paddy
The death took place on September 6th, 2006 of Patrick (Paddy) Whelan of 1266 St. Evin’s Monasterevin and formerly of Portlaoise. He was 67.
13 September 2006

White, Paddy
The death has taken place of one of the county's best-known GAA players. The funeral mass took place of Paddy (Boiler) White from Moorefield Drive, Newbridge on Monday, July 9.
17 July 2012

White, Paddy (Boiler)
The death has taken place of one of Kildare's footballing legends, Paddy 'Boiler' White. 'Boiler' as he was affectionately known by all who knew him on and off the field, won a Leinster title with Kildare in 1956 and was named at centre-forward on Kildare's Team of the Millennium. He also played with Leinster.
10 July 2012

Wright, Paddy
Hundreds of mourners packed St Michael's Church in Athy to pay their last respects to the long standing Sinn Fein public representative and community activist.
13 January 2011

Wynne, John
John (Johnny) Wynne, The Courthouse, Carlow, who passed away at St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny on Monday 25 March following an illness, was a founder member of Grangenolvin GAA Club and former chairman of Eire Og GFC, Carlow.
16 April 2013