Leitrim GAA wishes to express its sympathies to the family of the late Brendan Gormley, Fohera, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, on his sad passing after a long illness on Monday, January 20th.

Brendan was to the forefront in the promotion of GAA activities in his native Ballinamore and in particular the promotion of Scór in his club throughout the 1980’s. Indeed the club has claimed many Scór honours at county, provincial and national levels. In addition to holding the position of Treasurer of Scór Liatroma, he went on to become Treasurer of Coiste Chontae Liatroma in 1985 and held the position for an unprecedented seventeen consecutive years until 2001. Brendan also served a term as Treasurer of Connacht Council GAA from 1979 to 1982.

Brendan worked tirelessly for Leitrim GAA over his period involved with the County Management Committee and Coiste Chontae Liatroma and would have taken tremendous pride in being associated with Leitrim’s on-field achievements of a quarter-century ago and beyond.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Our sincere sympathy is extended to Brendan’s wife Rosario, sons Niall and Aaron, daughter Sinead, daughters-in-law Breege (McGovern) & Fiona (Butterly), his dear grandchildren Mya, Romy, Grace, Darragh & Meabh, his sisters Mary (Cavan), Rose Murphy (Carrick-on-Shannon), Agnes Duncan (Kilcock), Margaret Walpole (Mohill), brothers Joe (Cavan), Noel (Dublin) & Donal (Drumree, Co. Meath), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

His remains will be reposing at Smith’s Funeral Home, High St, Ballinamore on Wednesday, January 22 from 5pm,  concluding with prayers at 8pm.

House private at all times, please.

Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore on Thursday at 12 noon followed by burial in Oughteragh Cemetery, Ballinamore. Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu to the North West Hospice, c/o Smiths Funeral Directors, Ballinamore.