Sadness at passing of renowned GAA figure, Pat Dennehy


Just a few days after the death of Donie Shine, another Roscommon GAA legend, Pat Dennehy, passed away on Monday evening at Roscommon Hospital following an illness bravely borne.

  One of the best-known GAA personalities in the county, Pat Dennehy was a lifelong St. Brigid’s man, having joined the club in 1963. He played for St. Brigid’s and won a county senior title in 1969. Pat Dennehy served on the executive of the St. Brigid’s Club for over 50 years and oversaw the development of the club into a powerhouse of Roscommon football at all levels, culminating with their historic All-Ireland win in 2013. Indeed he sang at the homecoming in Kiltoom as the victorious St. Brigid’s team were welcomed back to the parish.

  Pat Dennehy attended hundreds of club and county games every year in ladies and men’s football, club and county, from underage to senior, and he was a constant presence in the press box in Kiltoom on match days, adding his own take on the games that were being played. He loved St. Brigid’s and Roscommon and will be sadly missed by the local community and throughout the county.

  The late Pat Dennehy is mourned by his wife Tessie, daughter Diane, grandson Dylan, sister Mary, brother Jack, further family members, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. He will be laid to rest in Cam Cemetery after requiem Mass at 12 noon on Thursday morning in Curraghboy. May he rest in peace.