The Late Jimmy Greaney, College Road and Ahaneboy, Castleisland

Watching the soon to be 1985 All-Ireland Club Champions go through one of their final training sessions on a Sunday morning in February of that year. From left: John Pender, Jimmy Greaney, RIP; Johnnie Roche and Micheál O’Donoghue. ©Photograph: John Reidy 17-2-1985

The death has occurred of Jimmy Greaney, College Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Ahaneboy, Castleisland.

Peacefully at home on January 5th 2020, in the wonderful care of his wife and family.

Sadly missed by his loving wife Sheila, his much loved family, Katherine, Anna-Marie, Bertie and Margaret, sons-in-law Shane and Andy, daughter-in-law Julie, his adored grandchildren, Hugh, Síle, Cody, Bradley, Adam, Charlotte and Loren, sister Nora, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and his many loyal friends.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.

The late Jimmy Greaney was a rock of a chairman of Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club during his tenures in the post and that’s according to those who worked most closely with him in the club.

“One of his most outstanding traits was that of peace-maker. If Jimmy got a hint of a disagreement on the day to day running of the club – he was on it straight away and stayed on it until it was sorted out,” said a club colleague who worked closely with him over many years.

“He was there at a time when the committee was struggling to bring to club into the modern era and he led that move from the front with his usual, quiet determination. He raised money – and serious money – from sources that nobody else would even think of.

“Through all the huge development at the club and grounds he remained the perfect gentleman and you won’t find a single person who had dealings with him to contradict that.” said the club spokesperson.

In more recent years, the late Mr. Greaney has been an honorary vice president of the club along with the likes of: Dr. Dave Geaney, John Joe Walsh, Billy Broderick, Kevin Dillon, Mary Horan and Mary Murphy.

The club will provide a guard of honour at the late Jimmy Greaney’s funeral this Tuesday evening.

May God be good to him.

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home Church Street, Castleisland on Tuesday evening from 5pm to 7pm.

Funeral arriving to Castleisland Parish Church on Wednesday morning for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. John’s Cemetery, Castleisland. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society c/o Tangney’s Funeral Home, Castleisland. Date Published: Sunday 5th January 2020. Date of Death: Sunday 5th January 2020

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