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Tommy O誰eill

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Carlow mourns loss of secretary Tommy O誰eill
By Charlie Keegan
Irish Examiner
 Thursday, November 10, 2011
The GAA in Carlow is mourning the sudden death yesterday of Tommy O誰eill, County Board secretary. Aged 63, Tommy had served as county secretary since April 1986, succeeding the late Jim O達rien, and was regarded as one of the leading GAA officials in the country. Tommy was a well-known figure at GAA headquarters in Croke Park, where he often fought the Carlow corner.
He played his club football for Tinryland, winning SFC titles in 1971, 72, 75, 79 and 81. Tommy held the record as top scorer in a Carlow SFC final, recording 1-8 in the 1972 decider when Tinryland defeated ノire モg. He also represented his county at senior inter-county football level. Tommy was one of the leading advocates of the Carlow GAA Centre of Excellence. He is survived by his wife Goretti, son Shane, daughters Emer and Grainne, brother Paddy and sister Mary.

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