Kilmeena GAA and parish are deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely passing of John Moore, Buckfield.
John was predeceased by his father John Thomas, sister Eileen and infant brother Willie Joe. John was an active member of our parish and a former club player and coach.
Like so many others of the time, John emigrated to London in 1984. He played football with Dr. Crokes in Hertfordshire and was part of the team in ’84 when they won the County Senior and ‘Sevens’ Championship. In 1988, John had the honour of being captain and trainer leading the team to the Senior Hertfordshire Championship.
John returned home to Kilmeena in the early 90’s and played on the ’93 team winning a Junior County title defeating Ballycastle in a replay.
In 1995 John was part of the management who helped guide the intermediate team to a Championship final where they lost out to Louisburgh.
Over the years John was also involved with and helped coach various underage teams within the club.
John was a family man and great neighbour. He was known far and wide through his passion for farming and involvement in GAA. He was a fun-loving character with a large smile and will be greatly missed in our community.
All at Kilmeena GAA club would like to extend their deepest sympathies to John’s wife Nora, daughter Patricia, mother Sheila, sisters Bridie and Mary Teresa and to all his extended family and friends.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis’