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Pat Darcy RIP

Wednesday 12.07.2017
Team Talk Mag
Club


 

It was with deep regret and considerable sadness that Tyrone GAA learned of the death of former County Chairman Pat Darcy on Tuesday evening.

Pat was a lifelong gael who made an indelible mark on the Association. He gave decades of service to the Tattyreagh St Patrick’s Club as well as making major contributions to his County and at provincial level.

Playing a key role in the reforming of Tattyreagh, Pat went on to hold all of the main committee posts within his club, as well as acting as club referee for many years before taking up the reins as the Senior Team manager. He held that position for almost a decade and oversaw the club’s promotion to Intermediate football in the late 90s. He took great pride in the development of the youth of the club and was particularly pleased to see the club’s youth making a significant contribution on recent county minor and under 21 squads.

At County level, Pat served initially as Disciplinary Secretary on the Games Administration Committee before becoming chairman of the GAC/CCC followed by Vice-Chair of the County Board. He was elected as Tyrone GAA Chairman in 2004, a role which he held until 2009, during which time he also served as Chairman of Club Tyrone. Pat presided over the most successful period in the county’s history collecting 2 All Ireland Senior Football titles, an All Ireland Minor Football title and a Lory Meagher Cup during his tenure. After stepping down as Chair in 2009, he went on to serve as Tyrone’s representative on the Ulster Council and later took over as Chairperson of Tyrone Camogie, a role which he continued to hold until his passing.

Pat was also a strong community activist and played a leading role advocating the building of the A5 Dual Carriageway in recent years.

GAA people from across the county and beyond extend deepest sympathy to his children Claire, Sean, Sarah and Louise, his grandchildren, his brothers and sisters and his large family circle.

Ar lamh dheis Dé go raibh sé.

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