Death of former player Pat Butler, Ballyconnell.

November 8, 2018

Clonmore GFC would like to send sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Pat Butler who played for Clonmore in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Pat died peacefully on Christmas Day after a long illness, aged 69.

Pat’s late father, Willie, was a stalwart of the club for many years and was our main recruiting agent in the Ballyconnell area while brother, Liam, was a commanding full-back for Clonmore and Carlow in the early ’70s.

Pat was a tigerish corner back before a knee injury forced him to have to play in goal, this injury would eventually bring a premature end to his football career. Pat moved to Luggacurrran in 1978 where he and his wife Mary raised a family of five boys and four girls. Pat was heavily involved in the local GAA club, St Joseph’s, with whom his sons played, one of them playing for Laois minors. Although he lived in Laois for so many years, the Priest at his funeral said that Pat was a very proud Clonmore and Carlow man.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.