There is great sadness in the North Mayo area following the sudden passing of Paul Kelly of Woodview Court, Killala and Knockmore last Monday evening, July 11.
Paul was a popular member of the community in both Killala and Knockmore and enjoyed a long association with Conn Rangers football club, playing as a goalkeeper and captaining the team to their greatest success, a Mayo league and cup double in 2003.
The club paid the following tribute to him: “A former Young Player of the Year and Junior Player of the Year, Paul was a man who took his football extremely seriously but always with a ready smile and an encouraging word.
“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Conn Rangers are with Paul’s heartbroken family.”
Predeceased by his father Malachy and brother Willie, Paul is deeply regretted and dearly missed by his heartbroken mother Mary, partner Laurie, step-daughter Leah, sister Carmel, brothers Malachy, James and Mark, aunts, uncle, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.
His funeral mass took place last Friday morning at the Church of Christ the King, Knockmore with burial afterwards to Ballinahaglish Cemetery.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.