Trib­utes paid to sports­man and Coun­cil of­fi­cial Michael

The Argus - - NEWS -

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.

Michael McCabe.

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