June 16, 2024
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‘A kind quiet gentleman and a loss that will always be felt’ – warm tributes to former Kilkenny hurler after his untimely death

A local GAA club has paid a warm tribute to a former Kilkenny minor hurling player after his untimely death earlier this week.

St Patrick’s Ballyragget GAA club took to social media to express their deepest sympathy to the family of clubman Eoin Bergin.

Eoin was a pacy forward who played a key role in Ballyragget reaching the 2018 All-Ireland intermediate final.

In a statement on Twitter, St Patrick’s extended their sympathy to Eoin’s parents Martin and Noreen, his brother Liam, sister Aisling and extended family. The club said that his loss will be greatly felt.

“We have no words that could express the blackest of clouds descending on our club and parish upon hearing the untimely passing of Eoin Bergin,” the statement said.

“Our hearts are with Eoin’s parents Martin and Noreen, his brother Liam and sister Aisling. His sister in law Laura, grandparents, niece, nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins, his extended family and friends, and his team-mates in St Patrick’s GAA.

“Eoin hurled minor for Kilkenny in 2012 and was part of the St Patrick’s GAA teams over the past number of years at underage, minor, under 21, and the adult team through county final highs and lows. He had immense pace and was a great man to see the goal ahead.

“A kind, quiet gentleman and a loss that will always be felt by the club and all who had the pleasure to know him.”

Eoin’s funeral mass will  take place in the Church of the Assumption, Ballyouskill this morning at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Given Covid guidelines only close family members can attend, but the mass will be streamed live and can be viewed on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger

PHOTO: Ballyraggat GAA Twitter 

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