Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Colm Kenny RIP

Ballycastle GAA will be hosting a tournament for the first time to honour the memory of a former player who passed away.

The Colm Kenny Cup National School tournament will take place on Sunday next in Tom Langan Park, where a new clubhouse has been development and will be officially opened on the day.

The event, which begins at 1pm, is coordinated by Martin Tighe and David Carden and teams will attend from Killala, Kilfian, Lacken, Cooneal and the host team Ballycastle.

Many of the present players at this age group will have never met or known Colm but within the walls of the Tom Langan Park his name is still spoken of with pride and respect.

Colm was known all over North Mayo for his tough but stylish playing style. He played for Ballycastle from national school right up to Junior winning a county minor title with the club and numerous North Mayo titles

He played minor for Mayo in 1996, getting to the All-Ireland semi-final, but lost to Kerry.

The club say that this event is a fitting tribute to a man that loved the young football teams in his club. The trophies and medals are sponsored by the Kenny family.

At approximately 5pm, the club will unveil our their clubhouse. Blessing will take place by Fr John Loftus PP

This will be followed by the for the Colm Kenny Cup.

The newly extended sports complex will also be blessed by Fr Loftus and will be open for refreshments. The offical opening will be performed by Michael Ring TD.

“We welcome everyone far and near for what’s going to be an historic day in our club and indeed our parish,” the club wrote in a social media post.

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