Ju­nior fi­nal post­poned as a mark of re­spect

The Sligo Champion - - SPORT -

THE Lola Mon­tez Ju­nior Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship fi­nal be­tween Owen­more Gaels and Easkey which was sched­uled to take place on Sun­day was post­poned as a mark of re­spect fol­low­ing the un­timely death of Donie Mur­phy, fa­ther of Owen­more Gaels cap­tain Pa Mur­phy. Owen­more Gaels said Donie was an avid foot­ball fan and was in Sligo re­cently to watch the Col­looney side book their place in the fi­nal. The club said: “We are sad­dened to bring the news of the sud­den pass­ing of Donie Mur­phy of Scartaglin Co.Kerry. Donie is the fa­ther of our se­nior team cap­tain Pa Mur­phy. An avid foot­ball man and an ex­tremely proud dad,

“Donie was with us in Bunin­nad­den a num­ber of weeks ago to watch Pa lead us to the county fi­nal.

“Our deep­est con­do­lences are ex­tended to Pa, Anne-Marie and grand­daugh­ter Síofra, and to Donie’s wife Marie, son Daniel and daugh­ter Michelle and ex­tended fam­ily. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.” Donie was laid to rest yes­ter­day in Scarta­glen Cemetery, Co Kerry.

The Ju­nior fi­nal be­tween Owen­more Gaels and Easkey will now take place on Satur­day in Cloona­cool at 5:30pm.

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