The parish of Kilmeena and surrounding communities were stunned by the news of the unexpected and untimely death of one of its residents Mick O’Brien on Thursday evening, June 4th. Mick was held in high esteem in the local community and by his many colleagues throughout the country. Both his and Rita’s work colleagues and his son Cian’s teammates from Fahy Rovers AFC along with members of the wider community and family friends formed a guard of honour as his funeral cortege left his home on Monday morning on its journey to St Brendan’s Church, Myna.
Fr Charlie McDonnell celebrated the service, which was relayed to members of the local community and close friends who gathered outside in quiet social solidarity while at the same time observing NPHET recommendations. Following the service his remains were laid to rest in Aughagower cemetery.
A Dublin native, and boy did he often remind us! Particularly during the many championship battles of late between Mayo and his native county Dublin. We felt that he privately held a wish that Mayo could have taken at least one title so that the friendly banter might continue. Sharp-witted and with a sense of Dublin humour, he was well capable of holding his own in any situation.
Mick’s passing is deeply regretted by his wife Rita and son Cian, father Leo, brother Lee, sisters Anna Marie and Joanne , extended family, in-laws, neighbours, work colleagues and many friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.