The Late Patrick Joseph ‘Paddy Joe’ Baily, Rathanny,

The late Paddy Joe Bailey, at the funeral of his old rugby team-mate, Con Houlihan in Castleisland in September 2012. ©Photograph: John Reidy 7-9-2012
Bobby O’Connell (FG) is shouldered high by supporters at the CYMS in Denny Street, Tralee after he was first elected to Kerry County Council in 1991. Fianna Fáil Senator Dan Kiely congratulates the new councillor being chaired by Paddy Joe Baily and Pat McCarthy. Included are: Phil O’Connell, Joe Barry, Patsy O’Donoghue, John Brosnan, Timmy O’Mahony, Denis Reidy, Francie Brosnan, Breda O’Mahony, ©Photograph: John Reidy 28-6-1991

The death has occurred of Patrick Joseph (Paddy Joe) Baily, (81) Rathanny, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

October 9th 2018 peacefully at home.

Beloved husband of Therese and much loved father of: Thady, Nicholas, Liz, Angie, Catherine and Laura.

Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, sons-in-law Lei, Andrew and Pa, his adored grandchildren, sister Margaret Twomey, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May He Rest In Peace.

Lived Every Moment

Long before it and since his death, Paddy Joe was known as a man who enjoyed and lived every moment of life to its limits.

His range of flamboyant shirts struggled to reflect the colour of the wearer. He will be missed by the regulars at The Shoemaker’s Bar in Castleisland as well as by his friends in Ballymacelligott and the regulars at the Manor Hotel swimming pool.

Team Mate of Con Houlihan

He was a former Castleisland Rugby Club member and player, contemporary and team-mate of the late Con Houlihan.

Paddy Joe also appeared on the ‘Waiting for Houlihan’ 2002 television documentary on Con’s life and times made by Tralee man Maurice Healy.

In that documentary, Paddy Joe recalled the unconventional training regime of ‘d’Island’ team of the time.

Down in Rhyno Mills

“The training sessions were severe – especially coming up to the cup matches. In the bad weather we’d be down in the Rhyno Mills and they’d have like steps of stairs made out of the bags of barley and you’d be running up and down there maybe with ‘Connie’ up on your back,” said Paddy Joe with an expolsion of laughter.

May God be good to him.

Paddy Joe’s Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Church Street, Castleisland on Friday evening from 5pm to 8pm. Removal from his residence on Saturday morning arriving to St. Brendan’s Church, Clogher, Ballymacelligott for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the grounds of Ballymacelligott Church of Ireland.

Family Flowers Only Please.

Date Published: Wednesday 10th October 2018. Date of Death: Tuesday 9th October 2018.

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