Leitrim County Board GAA extends most sincere sympathy to the Cooke, Murray and McTague families, New Jersey, New York, Carrigallen, Ballinamore and Aughnasheelin on the death of Aisling Cooke.
Aisling is the daughter of Deirdre and Hugh Cooke and granddaughter of Pat and Mrs Murray of Killaneen, Ballinamore and of Paddy and Mrs. Cooke, Gortermone, Carrigallen.
Her death, close to her 15th birthday, is a devastating blow to her parents, younger brother, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and a very wide circle of friends, including her many close personal, college and sporting companions.
As well as being highly academical, Aisling was known throughout the New York and New Jersey areas for her sporting prowess in gaelic Football, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Ice Hockey and numerous other activities in her community and her schools. Indeed, it was while returning from a charity football game with her team that the minibus in which she was travelling was involved in a road accident in which she received the injuries that eventually proved fatal. Her parents and the wider family circle and neighbours, teachers and school friends, members of the Leitrim GAA Club and Leitrim Society of New York were among the many who gathered at the hospital to pray for Aisling and to be of support to her family. But she passed away peacefully to the immense grief of everyone who knew her.
Pat Murray, who won a Leitrim Senior Championship with Ballinamore in 1956, has been associated with both the Leitrim Club and Leitrim Society since emigrating to New York in 1957 and has been Chairman of the Leitrim Supporters Club in New York since its inception. He and his wife Pidgie have welcomed and hosted countless Leitrim exiles and visitors in their home in Sunnyside. All the Cooke, Murray and McTague families have been very supportive of Leitrim County Board GAA and of several Leitrim associated charities in The States and in Ireland.
Tá Aisling imeasc na naomh anois.
05-Sep-14 by Leitrim GAA