Monday, February 6, 2023

Council holds minute’s silence for Colm Murray

A minute’s silence was held in remembrance of Colm Murray at the Mullingar-Kinnegad Municipal District meeting last Monday, 9 January.

It was proposed by district Mayor Hazel Smyth who was one of a number of local representatives who paid tribute to the young man (20) following his tragic death on 2 January.

Cllr Denis Leonard noted that his son was a very close friend of the deceased and he knew the family quite well.

“He could do ordinary things extraordinarily well. He could talk to an eight-year-old the same as he could talk to an 80-year-old. He had a good word for everyone,” he said.

“His exploits on the football field are remembered fondly including for the two fantastic points he scored against Garrycastle to rescue a game and on the hurling pitch at Raharney.

“I do want to say that Colm Murray will be remembered in 20, 30, 40, 50 years’ time as a gifted hurler and footballer, but most importantly as an absolute wonderful human being.  We thank God for his life.”

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