Carrick Hurling Club has said: “It is with great sadness that we in Carrick Hurling Club report this morning on the death of Paddy Phelan, Station Road, Carrick-on-Shannon. Paddy passed away peacefully this morning and we send our sincere condolences to his wife Monica, sons Alan, Hilary and Packie, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and many many friends.
Paddy, a proud Kilkenny man, was an institution in Leitrim hurling, Carrick Hurling Club and prior to that in St. Mary’s Hurling Club.
Generations of hurlers in Carrick and Leitrim owe everything they achieved in the sport to Paddy’s dedication and tireless efforts to promote and foster a love for the ancient game.
We have so many great memories of him over the years, ferrying car loads of youngsters to matches, rounding up players to always ensure a team took to the field, to more recent times when he revelled in the growth and success of the club at all age levels.
A great administrator, Paddy was a previous Chairman of Leitrim Hurling Board and Manager of the Leitrim Senior team, and held several positions in Connacht, always working in the background to promote hurling.
His passing is a huge blow to his family and to the club but his memory will live on and the foundations he laid in the club continue to this day through his son Hilary and grandson Liam.
Funeral details will be published in due course.”
Rest In Peace Paddy.