Paddy Tully Obituary, Death – The members of the Crinkill GAA Club are inconsolable after learning of Paddy Tully’s passing. Paddy Tully formerly resided at Ely Place in Crinkill. Paddy, along with two or three other individuals, played a significant role in the process of reorganizing the Crinkill GAA club in the early 1980s. Paddy has been an active member of the club up until very recently. Paddy played hurling with Crinkill on a number of occasions not long after the club was reformed, and as time went on, he eventually took over the management of our hurling team and coached it for a few years after that.
After that, he continued to serve on our committee each year up until 2020, despite the fact that he had been made life president a few years earlier. When it came to getting things done, Paddy was never found wanting, and he was always there to lend a hand whenever manual labor was in the cards, bringing along his reliable tractor and trailer. He would always offer his services for free whenever there were fundraising events taking place, and he would spend many years riding his battery-powered bike from person to person in all kinds of weather in order to sell lottery tickets.
Paddy was regarded as one of life’s true gentlemen and enjoyed widespread renown, not only in the local community but also further afield. He worked first in the Moquette Factory, then in the Briquette Factory, and most recently in the County Arms Hotel. When he was younger, he was an extremely fit man, and he was also an extremely hard worker.
He enjoyed a good beer and could always be found in Milnes or The Thatch telling a story or cracking a joke. He was a regular there. He had a deep appreciation for nature, and shooting was one of his greatest interests. There were many tales told about the adventures he had while out shooting, and some of those tales will be told again and again in his memory for a very long time.
Paddy was dealt a significant blow when he lost both his wife Jill and his daughter Lorna; however, true to form, Paddy continued to fight against adversity until his own health began to suffer as a result of his efforts. It was a blessing for him to have his cherished grandchild Bronagh, who took such good care of him up until a few days before he passed away.
Paddy Tully has left a legacy behind him with our club, and we will be grateful to him for that for the rest of our lives.
Sincere condolences go out to Frankie and Bronagh Tully, as well as the rest of the Tully family.
May Paddy finally find rest in heaven.