The Late Donie Murphy, Scartaglin Village

The late Donie Murphy is pictured here, front row centre left, with the Castleisland AFC Senior Soccer Team in ‘The Canon’s Field’ at the start of the 1990/91 season. Front from left: Paudie Lordan, John O’Donoghue and his son, Shane, Donie Murphy, RIP; Johnny O’Sullivan, captain; Phil O’Connell and T.J. Begley. Back from left: Tom Cox, Donal O’Sullivan, Edmond Hartnett, Mike Curtin, Brendan Hickey, Martin Nolan, Jim O’Connor and Coach Michael ‘Tappi’ Conway, RIP.  ©Photograph: John Reidy 30-9-1990

The death has occurred of Donie Murphy,
The Village, Scartaglen, Co. Kerry.

Unexpectedly, on Wednesday, 3rd October 2018.

Deeply regretted by his loving wife Marie (Sheehan), daughter, Michelle and sons, Patrick and Daniel.

Sadly missed by his loving family, son-in-law Kyle, daughters-in-law, Ann Marie and Julie, adored grandchildren: Ailís, Síofra and Fionn, brothers: Michael, John and PJ, sisters: Margaret Jackman and Kay Fitzgerald, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends.

Rest in peace.

An All-Round Sportsman

Described as a great, all-round sportsman by his Scart neighbour and friend, Tom Fleming, Donie’s life was intertwined with his local GAA club.

“He was part and parcel of Scart GAA Club like his father, Paddy before him and all his brothers played for Scart at one stage or another down through they years – as indeed do Donie’s sons, Pa and Daniel now,” said Tom.

Played Gaelic Football in England

Donie was the kind of man who was naturally gifted at any sport he put his mind to. I remember when he went to England for a while during his playing days he was part of the team which won the All-England Gaelic Football Championship and, the team he played with, played in the championship here under whatever arrangement they had at that time.

Played Soccer with Castleisland

“I know he played soccer with Castleisland teams too for a while and that’s something he had a natural flair for as well.

“Everyone here in the village and around the area is in shock at the news of his death – It was so sudden,” said Tom.

May God be good to him.

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Daly’s Funeral Home, Scartaglen on Sunday from 3pm until 6pm.

Funeral arriving to the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Scartaglen on Monday for Requiem Mass at 12 noon.

Burial in Scartaglen Cemetery. House private Monday morning please.

Date Published: Friday 5th October 2018. Date of Death: Wednesday 3rd October 2018.

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