The late Bernard Murray, St Patrick’s Park, Ck-on-Shannon, Carrick Hurling and St Mary’s Kiltoghert GAA Club

Leitrim GAA and in particular, the Leitrim Hurling community is mourning the loss of Carrick Hurling’s and St. Mary’s Bernard Murray, who died suddenly at his home in Carrick on Shannon on Wednesday 13th September 2017.

Bernard was widely regarded as a people person, always willing to give of his time. There are no words we can say here to do justice to the person that Bernard Murray was. He will be so much missed. He was a real friend and a gentleman. If you’re looking for a real role model, then you look no further than Bernard Murray.

Bernard was a dual player in Leitrim, having played with both Carrick Hurling and St. Mary’s football. Bernard also played a huge role with the Leitrim Senior County Hurling team. Bernard won numerous county titles from underage to senior level in both hurling and football; most recently in 2014 when he helped Carrick Hurling win the Leitrim Senior Hurling Championship. Bernard was truly a dedicated sportsman.

It is difficult to comprehend that such a complete sportsman, team-man, and gentleman should die so suddenly and so young. Bernard exemplified everything that was good in a GAA player and a human being.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his loving father Johnny, sisters Kathy and Caroline, brother in law Olcan, nephews Eoghan and James and niece Mena. Rest in Peace, Bernard.

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at his home tomorrow, Friday, from 4 o’clock until 8 o’clock and on Saturday from 2 o’clock until 4 o’clock with removal to St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon arriving at 6 o’clock. Mass of Christian Burial on Sunday at 12 o’clock with funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery. House private from 4 o’clock on Saturday evening.

Posted: Thu 14 Sep 2017 Author: Martin Cunniffe Chairperson Leitrim Hurling GAA