EMMET LUCEY RIP:
There was great sadness in the Club and in the wider community on Thursday afternoon (7th October) when news broke of the sudden death of Emmet Lucey. Coming from a family who were steeped in Gaelic Football at County and Club level Emmet himself was a brilliant Minor player with the Club during mid nineties. He was only 17 when he won a Co. League medal in 1994 when the Rock defeated a very good Kilcummin team in that season’s Final (5-10 to 3-7). Playing most of his football at corner back and wing back many of the mature members of the Club often commented that his skills didn’t come from nowhere when they learned he was a son of Paul and a nephew of his three outstanding uncles, Noel, Jimmy and Vincent who all played with Kerry in the mid sixties.
We extend the Club’s deepest sympathy to Niall, Pamela and Ciara and to all Emmet’s extended family and friends, including his young nieces and nephews currently playing for the club.
Note: Team and Panel that played with Emmet in that 1994 MF Co. League Final: Peter Williams, Ian Russell, Don Shanahan, Cathal Broderick, Emmet Lucey, Cathal Naughton, Kenneth Leen, Hugh O’Donnell, Ger Teahon, Tommy Kerins, Gerry Lynch, Joe Walsh, Tommy Griffin, Pat Costello, Brian Moynihan. Subs used: Garrett Clifford, Colin Daly. Rest of Panel: Alan Barrett, Derek Egan, John Slattery, Tommy Slattery, Thomas Canty, Brian Collins, Timmy Cotter, Roy Enright, Cathal Fitzgerald, Michael Naughton.
A minutes silence will be observed before this Sunday’s Senior Club Semi Final game in memory of Emmet.
The Austin Stacks GAA Club will provide a guard of honour for our former player Emmet Lucey at 12.45pm following his Requiem Mass 12 noon.
Funeral Details: Funeral arriving to St. John’s Church, Tralee on Monday morning at 11.30 am where the Requiem Mass for Emmet will be celebrated at 12 noon (streamed on www.stjohns.ie). Interment afterwards in Milltown Cemetery. May he rest in peace.