Tributes paid to sportsman and Council official Michael
A minute’s silence was held at the start of Louth County Council’s adjourned budget meeting on Sunday evening for Michael McCabe, St Alphonsus Road, who died on Friday.
Michael was very well known in the town’s business, sporting and music circles. He was a popular member of staff at Louth County Council, where he was involved in promoting business development and enterprise.
A keen sportsman, he was a member of the Dundalk Young Ireland’s team which won the 1979 Louth senior final and had also lined out as a senior player with Dundalk Rugby Club. He also enjoyed sailing.. He sang with the Redemptorist Choir and Cór Chairlinne.
Tributes were paid by Paddy Malone, PRO Dundalk Chamber of Commerce who said: ‘It was with deep sorrow and shock that the Chamber heard of the death of Michael. He was a good friend of the Chamber and in his previous roles acted as an excellent liaison between the Chamber and Louth County Council. I and others valued his insight and guidance when considering how best to move a joint project on. Other Chamber members knew Michael through his sailing and love of football.
They have expressed their sadness on losing a good friend, who would help any that asked for it, often volunteering in advance.’
Michael is survived by his wife Geraldine (née Mc Key),children David and Mary, P, daughter in-law Anne-Marie, grandaughters Alex and Zara, brothers Christopher (Dublin), Pat (Kildare), and Austin (Malahide), sister Geraldine (Dundalk), mother in-law Maureen McKey, brothers and sisters in-law, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, extended family relatives, wonderful friends, colleagues and neighbours.
His funeral took place yesterday, Monday morning.