Thursday, December 09, 2021

The late PJ Mahoney

The funeral will take place this weekend of the Galway man killed in a road accident earlier this week. PJ Mahoney from Ardrahan, who was in his late 70s, died at the scene when his car was in collision with another vehicle a short distance from his home at Kiltartan in south Co Galway. His brother, Johnny Mahoney, lives in Castlerea and a member of Castlerea St. Kevin’s GAA club in the town.

The death of Mr Mahoney, a farmer from Tulira in Ardrahan, has caused widespread shock throughout the area as the family were well known for their involvement in sport and community projects.

Mr Mahoney was the goalkeeper on the Ardrahan team which won the Galway senior hurling championship in 1974, ’75 and ’78. His father Junior Mahoney was the goalkeeper on the Galway senior team which captured the county’s first All-Ireland title back in 1923.

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Driving conditions in the area were poor at the time as Storm Barra battered the west coast, with strong winds and heavy rain when the accident happened.

Mr Mahoney is survived by his daughters Catriona, Olivia, Lorraine and Mairead, and sons Noel and Patrick, and ten grandchildren, brothers Johnny (Castlerea), Eddie (Galway), sister Mary (Naas), sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, his extended family, neighbours and friends.


Mr Mahoney will repose at Monahan’s Funeral Home, Lebane, Ardrahan on Friday, December 10th from 5pm to 7pm. PJ’s funeral cortège will leave his son Patrick’s residence on Saturday morning, the 11th of December, and travel to St. Teresa’s Church, Labane, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon followed by burial afterwards in Labane Cemetery.



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