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Friday 31 October 2014

Remembering the late Peter

Published 23/01/2013 | 14:19

COOLEY KICKHAMS Club have a very important night coming up on this coming Friday night, to remember the late Peter McCarthy.

Peter died suddenly on July 11th last and his passing left the Club in total shock. He was a lifelong member of the Club and served it in many different facets.

As a player of note he was a member of what was arguably the Kickham's greatest era in the 70's and also played with the county team during that decade. Peter went on to become a mentor of both his Club and county and was a very popular figure both within the county and outside and in more recent times he became chairman of the Club at a time when they were extending the facilities at Fr. McEvoy Park.

This was a project which needed a lot of attention which 'Big Pete' as he was affectionately known gave in no small measure. The official opening of the facility in 2006 was possibly Pete's proudest moment as chairman of the Club and therefore it has been felt since his untimely death that his contribution to the GAA and the community should be celebrated.

As Pete has left an indelible mark on the Club now is the appropriate time to mark this in some small way in what is called 'Pete's corner' in the new function room.

Music in the form of ballads will be provided on the night by Henry Mac and it will be expected knowing the wider family circle there will be quite a few able singers called to the stage.

The Club would like to invite Peter's many GAA friends from all Clubs to join us on this occasion. Tickets for the occasion are available from any committee member or player. Looking forward to seeing you all on what should be another of those nostalgic night's whilst remembering the big man with the big heart.

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