The late Peter Rogers, The Spa, Tralee and Dundalk, Co. Louth.

The late Peter Rogers, Tralee (right) and the late Anthony Cronin, Castleisland pictured at the annual Christmas Day GOAL Mile at An Riocht AC in Castleisland in 2005. ©Photograph: John Reidy  25-12-2005

The death has occurred of Peter Rogers,
Knockanish West, The Spa, Tralee, Kerry and Dundalk, Co. Louth.

Peter, (87)  beloved husband of Kathleen and wonderful father of: Glen, Gloria, Geraldine, Bridie, Michael and Linda.

Deeply regretted by his loving family – his wife, sons, daughters, brother John in the USA; grandchildren: Patrick, Brian, Aoife, Bryn and Dayna, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and many friends.

An Ríocht Athletic Club

The late Peter Rogers is held in high esteem in athletics circles in Castleisland and at An Ríocht Athletic Club in particular.

In paying tribute to him today, club chairman, Joe Walsh said that he was a fantastic and unique man.

Fundraiser Without Equal

“He was a fundraiser without equal for An Ríocht and he brought in over €100,000 in a period of ten years through the sales of club Lotto tickets,” Mr. Walsh said.

“Not only was he a fundraiser, he was also a great ambassador for the club as he told and retold the story of An Ríocht to anyone who cared to hear it.

Sold Tickets at a Wedding

“And apart from the fundraising at all he was genuinely interested in athletics and that was great for us as he did Trojan work at a time it needed to be done.

“There was no end to his enthusiasm. He even sold Lotto tickets at a wedding one time and he was a regular at the coursing in Clonmel and on the train to Dublin during Kerry football trips.

“We were very lucky to get him,” said Joe.

May God be good to him.

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Mc Elligott’s Funeral Home, Tralee on Wednesday evening, July 3rd from 5pm to 6.30pm followed by removal at 6.30pm to The Church of the Purification, Churchill.

Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday (July 4th) at 11.00AM followed by private cremation.

No flowers by request please. Donations in lieu to The Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry.

Date Published: Tuesday 2nd July 2019. Date of Death: Tuesday 2nd July 2019.

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