Clare GAA mourns passing of Eugene McMahon

Clare GAA mourns passing of Eugene McMahon

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Eugene McMahon
Eugene McMahon

Hundreds of people travelled to the village of Connolly on Sunday afternoon to pay their final respects to one of Clare GAA’s best known figures who passed away this weekend.

As well as playing a starring role in midfield for Kilmaley in the club’s historic first senior county championship in 1985, Eugene McMahon held a number of exectuive positions with the club down through the years. He was also an instrumental figure in the delivery of the club’s new facilities.

Eugene McMahon lined out for Kilmaley in the 1985 county final.Pic courtesy of Kilmaley GAA
Eugene McMahon lined out for Kilmaley in the 1985 county final.Pic courtesy of Kilmaley GAA

His five children, Brian, Conor, Diarmuid, Helen and Claire have all played hurling or camogie for Clare.

McMahon was a founding member of Kilmaley Camogie Club where he has managed and trained teams.  In January of this year, Clare Camogie awarded Mr. McMahon a Lifetime Achievement award for his key role in the deveoopment of camogie in the county.  Eugene was a founding member of Kilmaley Camogie Club where he managed and trained teams. He was also involved in the Clare Camogie Supporters Club.

The retired teacher was a former school principal in both Shannon and Connolly, while he was obviously centrally involved with Kilmaley Meitheal.

Eugene McMahon will be reposing at his residence until 7pm this evening. His funeral mass will take place in Michael’s Church, Connolly at 3pm on Monday with burial afterwards in Mount Temple Cemetery, Kilmaley.

Claire and Anne McMahon, representing Eugene McMahon, accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from Deirdre Murphy, Joe Robbins and Maire Mc Grath. Courtesy Clare Camogie.
Claire and Anne McMahon, representing Eugene McMahon, accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from Deirdre Murphy, Joe Robbins and Maire Mc Grath. Courtesy Clare Camogie.

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  1. My condolences to the McMahon family.

    Mr Mahon was a superb primary school teacher who gave me a great primary school education in St Tola’s School Shannon in the early to mid 80s. I had the joy of watching him play midfield on the 1985 County Final with his club Kilmaley in the Park. He has brilliant in the middle of the field on the day on a great day for the club and parish in winning the county final.

    Good rest his soul

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