Statement on the death of Johnny Haughey.

December 1st, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the death of Johnny Haughey.

Johnny who who was a native of Clooneen was a member of Athleague GAA Club and he was also a former President of Roscommon GAA.

He served as County Hurling Secretary from 1952 to 2007 and he also represented Roscommon GAA on the Central Council for over 20 years.

Roscommon GAA Chairperson, Brian Carroll has said. “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of the great Johnny Haughey. Johnny was a person who dedicated his life to the GAA and in particular to his love of hurling. To serve as Secretary of our County hurling Committee for 55 years was in it self an unbelievable achievement. On behalf of Roscommon GAA I extend our deepest sympathy to the Haughey family and to everyone in Johnny’s beloved Athleague GAA club.

Roscommon GAA Hurling Chairperson, Christy McDermott said “It is with deep regret that I learned of the passing of Johnny Haughey on Wednesday. 

On behalf of Roscommon GAA and especially Roscommon Hurling I offer our sincere sympathies to his brother Charlie, his nephews, nieces, their families and the Athleague club.

Johnny gave over 50 years service to administration of the GAA & hurling in Roscommon. He did all this at a time when there were no technology aids and he still got through all his work in a very efficient manner and his record keeping was excellent.

We in Roscommon Hurling will always be indebted to Johnny for all his work on our behalf.

May Johnny’s soul rest in eternal peace.”

He will repose at Hamrock’s Funeral Home, Athleague on Friday 3rd December from 5 p.m. with removal at 8 p.m. to St Patrick’s Church, Athleague. Funeral Mass on Saturday 3rd December at 12 noon, followed by burial in Athleague Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. 

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