The Late Christy Brosnan, Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry

The late Christy Brosnan, Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry
Members of the organising group of the annual Knocknagoshel Pattern Festival Sports at Willie Walsh Memorial Park on a Sunday afternoon in August 2004. From left: Moss McElligott , Christy Brosnan, Tom Greaney and Eddie Barrett. ©Photograph: John Reidy 15-8-2004
Four-year-old Seánie O’Sullivan from Kilmanihan West had good reason to smile as he posed for this photograph with sports organising committee member, Christy Brosnan at the annual Mall Pattern Sports at the Willie Walsh Memorial Park in Knocknagoshel in 2013. ©Photograph: John Reidy 15-8-2013

The death has occurred of Christy Brosnan, Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry

Predeceased by his sister, Hannah-mai, brothers, Joe and Mike, Christy will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Kathleen, sons, John, Timmy, Mikey, Patrick, Brendan and Noel, daughters, Mary and Catríona, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, Jack and Pat, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Christy Rest in Peace.

Christy’s Deep Involvement in Local GAA Club

The late Christy Brosnan was deeply involved in the affairs of Knocknagoshel GAA Club over many years and was the club’s vice president up to the time of his passing.

At sports meetings on Pattern Day in the village or at football matches at Walsh Park, Christy’s smiling face was a constant presence.

I thought the photograph of Christy with the little boy is typical of his character. Pure Christy.

He made so much of the little man’s achievements and praised him as he clutched the medals he won at the pattern in 2013.
The depth of Christy’s family involvement was underlined here on The Maine Valley Post only last month when his club’s PRO Paul Doogan reported that two of Christy’s grandsons, Shane and Mikey were on the St. Barnabas GAA Club team that won the 2020 New York Senior Football Championship.

Paul also reported that Christy’s son Mike is the chairman of the St. Barnabas club and the same Mike was the man-of-the-match when St. Kieran’s defeated Dr. Crokes to win the Kerry senior football championship in 1988.

May God be good to him.

Private Family Mass

A private family Requiem Mass for Christy will take place in St. Mary’s Church Knocknagoshel, this Tuesday, November, 24th, at 11:30am, followed by burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Knocknagoshel.

Donations in lieu of flowers if desired, to the Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry.

Live streaming of Christy’s Requiem Mass will be available on the St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel Facebook page by following the link here:

A memorial Mass for Christy will be celebrated at a later date. Thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this difficult time.

Date Published: Saturday 21st November 2020. Date of Death: Saturday 21st November 2020.

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