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Saturday 2 August 2014

St Pat's pay tribute to late Conor Brady

Published 18/03/2014|05:40

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The late Conor Brady

St Pat's GAA Club, Skreen/Dromard suffered one of its biggest losses on November 2nd 2013 with the death of 24 year old Conor Brady while on weekend break with his friends in Las Vegas.

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As the club football season commences we reflect on a talented player whose passion and commitment was always an inspiration to his team mates and to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Conor was only 24 years but certainly got through alot in a short life.

He played at all levels with the club and always gave 100% and expected all the team to do likewise.

He grew up surrounded by football from both sides of his family, from his Grandad Pat and his father Peter, with the influence of his mother Maureen and the Ford family.

These all made a great combination which also carried onto his brother Donal and sister Shaunagh

He played with Highpark N.S before going on to captain Summerhill College team at both Gaelic and Rugby.

An all round sportsman he represented Sligo Minors and U 21 at County level but will be most remembered for his leadership and determination shown to his beloved St Pats. When the chips were down it was always Conor that would put in a tackle to lift the rest of his team mates with a word of encouragement to drive the team to the winning post.

Conor started work in Washington last March with the Irish Dairy Board and loved his work which involved alot of travelling.

He joined Washington Gaels and made a big impact with the club. He became involved in the lobbying campaign for undocumented Irish in America.

Conor once featured in a game with his brother Donal and father Peter and expressed his disappointment when his father failed to pass the ball to him which would have ended in a score.

There will be a big void in our club without Conor but his memory will inspire all involved in the club to achieve success as he would have wanted.

The club extends sympathies to Conor's parents, Peter and Maureen, brother Donal, sister Shaunagh, grandparents Pat and Sally, uncles and aunts, cousins and all who had the privilege of knowing such a wonderful young man.

Conor will always be fondly remembered by all associated with St Pa'ts.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis

GC. NC. St . Patricks GAA Club

Sligo Champion

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