Louth GAA mourns passing of honorary president Peter Hoey

Louth GAA mourns passing of honorary president Peter Hoey

The death has occurred of Louth GAA honorary president Peter Hoey, from Knockbridge.

Mr Hoey, whose son Anthony and grandson Aaron went on to play for the county, was a popular figure in local GAA circles having first attended County Board meetings as an 18-year-old in 1940.

While most associated with St Brides in recent years, Peter won a Junior Championship medal with Kilkerley Emmets when he lined out at full back on the team that beat Hunterstown Rovers 4-4 to 0-4 in the 1946 final. He would later become a referee and was a prominant member of the Louth GAA Supporters’ Club for many years.

From Kilcroney in Knockbridge, he passed away peacefully yesterday in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

He was predeceased by his late wife Margaret and was father to Anthony, Maureen Corcoran and Bernie Kirk. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, sons-in-law Tommy Kirk and Val Corcoran, daughter-in-law Pauline, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

He will be reposing at his home from 4pm today, with removal on Sunday morning at 10.30am to St Mary’s Church, Knockbridge, arriving for Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Sympathy is expressed to his family, friends and fellow Gaels. May he Rest in Peace.

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