Tullysaran pay tribute to Paddy Donnelly

PADDY Donnelly, a former player, manager, secretary, committee member, Scór competitor and Scór organiser in O’Connells GAC Tullysaran, sadly passed away on April, 7 2022..

A Tullysaran Gael all his life, Paddy was a true gentleman who gave of himself so freely to the club and indeed, the Tullysaran community and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Paddy was also a very talented musician and was a talented poet and regularly penned poems for club and community.

A founding member of Tullysaran Community Association and Tullysaran Comhaltas, Paddy was fully immersed in all community activities.

Here is one of Paddy’s beautiful poems penned following Tullysaran senior camogs and footballers’ historic wins back in 2013 and 2015.

Proud days for Tullysaran Gaels everywhere, and Paddy captured everyone’s emotions perfectly. The club were blessed to have had him as part of our Gaelic family, club and community.

What a joy to watch our Gaels at play in their colours red & white.
Those boys & girls who show their skill give pleasure and delight.
The Senior girls showed their class when they fulfilled their dream,
Camogie Senior Champions in 2013.
Two more years then roll by and my ink is barely dry.
Another county final win and the joy makes grown men cry.
I’ll never forget October 4th and I cannot help but grin,
We meet Clonmore in Armagh and win the cup that’s called Sean Quinn.
So here’s to Clarke who led them, our managers and team,
Crowned County Junior Champions 2015
So here’s good luck to all our Gaels and to those now past and gone,
and to future generations when the red shirt they will don.
May you live in peace & harmony and never come to harm.
Walk with pride and wear a smile cause you’re a Gael from Tullysaran.

Paddy Donnelly, November 2015

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