Stand dedicated to honour Crokes' club stalwart Moynihan


Kevin Hughes

One of the great stalwarts of Dr Crokes GAA club - the late John Moynihan - was honoured just before Christmas when the club unveiled a plaque in his honour and named the stand in their famous Lewis Road home after him.

The official dedication ceremony was officiated by club chairman - and former County Board chairman Patrick O'Sullivan - and Fr Tom Looney.

Several Members of John Moynihan's family, including his daughter Margaret, were all present for the emotional occasion.

John Moynihan had served as club secretary during the 1940s and was a key driver in the club during that period.

He later moved to Tralee for work, but he remained loyal always to the black and amber of the famed Killarney club which he loved so much.

He was eventually made club president and served in that role for more than twenty years remaining in the role right up until his passing at Christmas 2017 aged 97.

The new plaque on the stand bearing his name describes what Mr Moynihan's memory means to the Dr Crokes faithful

"He has been an inspiration to all with words of encouragement. He took immense pride in the club's latter day achievements," it reads.