Sunday, March 26, 2023

Michael Glaveys and Creggs players form a guard of honour for referee Gerry Carmody before Saturday afternoon’s league game between the sides. Picture: Courtesy of Creggs GAA


Two County Roscommon GAA clubs have paid their respects to a referee who took charge of their league game a couple of days after his mother passed away.

Before Saturday afternoon’s O’Gara Cup game, Creggs and Michael Glaveys formed a poignant guard of honour for referee Gerry Carmody who laid his mother to rest in County Kerry on Thursday.

Mary “Maura” Carmody (nee Kelly), late of St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee, and Fenit, County Kerry, died peacefully on March 20th, surrounded by her loving family in the wonderful care of Tralee Community Nursing Home.

Her son Gerry is one of the most experienced GAA and soccer referees in County Roscommon.

Michael Glaveys won the game by 1-16 to 1-4.

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