Ken always had a smile on his face
I was shocked to get a message early last Monday morning from Leo Bissett to tell me that Ken Langan had passed away. The Rush native had been sick for just a few weeks, and tragically passed away last Sunday night at home with his family present.
Ken ran a recovery and valeting business in Rush, and also raced at the Milverton Club events during the Grass track season. Married to Jo Jo, with four children, he just adored the kids, and used to bring them to the racing with him.
I don't think I have ever met Ken when he wasn't smiling, and he was always up for a joke and was an expert at slagging. He was a close friend of the late Martin Finnegan and a great follower of racing in general.
One of Ken's close friends, Andy Farrell, said: 'I could always spot Ken at both Skerries and Killalane, as he was always sticking his head out through a ditch to make sure that I saw him, and that I was doing the job right.'
A lover of two stroke racing bikes, he competed at grass track events, which he loved, and was an award winner a number of times at the Milverton Club events.
Ken will be sadly missed by his wife Jo Jo and his children Dylan, Aaron, Megan, Leah and his large circle of friends.
May he rest in Peace.