Death of former Clonmore player Kevin Tallon

November 8, 2018


TALLON, Kevin (Lusk, Co. Dublin) – September 4th 2013 – (unexpectedly) in the loving care of the staff of St. Clare’s Ward, Beaumont Hospital.  Beloved son of the late Kevin and Kate and  brother of the late Jack and Phil O’Brien.  He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Denise (DC), sister Pat Rigney, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, work colleagues and large circle of friends.  

May He Rest In Peace

Reposing at the Walsh family home, Graiguenoe,  Holycross, Co. Tipperary this Friday from 3pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday in Holycross Abbey at 11.30am, followed by Burial in the adjoining cemetery.  Family flowers only.  Donations, if desired, can be made to the Ross Nugent Foundation, c/o St. Clare’s Ward, Beaumont Hospital.



Kevin’s father, Kevin Senior, was originally from Coolmanagh, Hacketstown, and although the family lived in Geraldine St, Phibsborough, Dublin, Kevin Junior spent his summers in Hacketstown and threw in his lot with Clonmore at an early age.

He played Minor at 14 in 1973, was a key player on the Clonmore U-21 teams in the 1976 and 1978 county finals and at the age of 19 was on the Carlow county U-21 and senior football and hurling teams. He played his hurling with Palatine and won a Junior Hurling Championship in 1983. He was on so many teams at one stage (between Carlow and Dublin, hurling and football) he is reputed to have played nine games in one weekend !

Kevin was an exceptional talent with great speed, skill and courage and played most of his football at midfield or centre forward. It was at No 11 that he won an Intermediate Championship medal in 1980 and he also won two Div 2 League titles in 1977 and 1981 (as captain). Having turned down the opportunity to play for the Dublin U-21s in 1980, one of Kevin’s outstanding performances was, ironically, for Carlow U-21s against Dublin in a Leinster Championship semi-final  for which he received rave reviews at the time.

Kevin was a outgoing person who enjoyed the craic and was well liked by all who knew him. He had a great ‘grá’ for Hacketstown and its people and will be sadly missed by his many relations and friends in the area.

May he rest in peace.

PHOTO: Kevin is pictured fourth from left in front row of the team that he captained to victory over Old Leighlin (0-7 to 0-2) in the 1981 SFL Div 2 League Final. Left to right: Tom Boland, Paddy Gahan, Mick Byrne, Joe Byrne, John Doyle, Mick Doyle, Larry O’Brien, Frank Donnelly. Front: John Kennedy RIP, Jim Bolger, Declan McCarthy, Kevin Tallon RIP (Captain), Jimmy Lawlor, Mick Murray, Tom Doyle, Richard McCall.