The death has occurred of Tom Joe O’Donoghue, Knocknageeha, Gneeveguilla, Co. Kerry. On Friday, January 28th 2022, unexpectedly in Cork University Hospital,
Deeply missed by his loving wife Peggy, daughters: Josephine, Sheila and Brigid, sons: Niall, Denis, Tomás, Padraig and Michael, daughters in law, sons in law and partners.
Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his only brother Paddy, grandchildren: Aisling, Diarmuid, Eilish, Yvonne, Heather, Illona, Cormac, Neil, Thomas, Klara, Kayleigh, Melissa, Leanne, Rory, Donncha, Orlaith, Noah, Michelle, Jacob and Conor, great grandchildren: Jack and Robyn, sisters in law, brother in law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, relatives, colleagues who shared his love of athletics and wide circle of friends. May Tom Joe Rest in Peace.
‘Tom Joe is Irreplaceable’ – Denny McSweeney
Tom Joe O’Donoghue was a frequent and always welcome presence at An Riocht Athletic Club in Castleisland down through the years.
Former An Riocht athlete and later manager, Denny McSweeney, when asked to sum up Tom Joe’s contribution to the sport, said he was a mighty man who was involved in all aspects of athletics whether it was cross country or track.
“He did so much for the sport and the best way I could describe his level of involvement is that he did for athletics in Castleisland and Kerry in general what Georgie O’Callaghan did for soccer.
“He had great time and a word for everyone whether you were an elite athlete or struggling to finish a race. Tom Joe O’Donoghue’s loss to athletics in Kerry is immeasurable. As for the levels of commitment he gave to the sport over so many years – he’s irreplaceable,” said Denny.
Tom Joe’s Funeral Arrangements
Private reposal at his son Pádraig’s residence, with an open reposal at St. Bridget’s, Funeral Home, Gneeveguilla from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday, January 30th.
On Monday, January 31st Tom Joe’s funeral cortege will depart Pádraig’s residence at 11am, for arrival to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Gneeveguilla.
Requiem Mass for Tom Joe will take place at 11.30am followed by burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.
The ceremony will be streamed live on the following link: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/Camera/church-of-the-holy-rosary-rathmore
In keeping with current public health guidelines, please note face masks must be worn.
Date Published: Friday 28th January 2022. Date of Death: Friday 28th January 2022.
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