Condolences to the Connolly family

Condolences to the Connolly family

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Condolences to the Connolly family

April 25, 2020


The London County Board is extremely saddened to report the loss of Tom Connolly, and extend its sincere condolences to his family at this time.


The former Brian Borus player and chairperson, who won 11 county hurling titles within London, was a constant supporter on the McGovern Park sidelines. He also won two football championships with Parnells.


Only earlier this month, Tom had contributed to an Irish World tribute to Sean Reid, who sadly also passed away this April, saying:


“When I took over from Paddy (as chair in 1979), Seán was secretary, and the club went on to win three championships between 1979 and 1982,” recalled Tom.


“We had some great lads at the club and Seán stood out amongst most. I enjoyed his company; he was a very genuine man.”


Tom was also the subject of many hurling features himself, due to his role on the London inter-county hurling team of 1973 who narrowly lost out in an historic semi-final in Ennis against eventual All-Ireland winners Limerick, as well as an article on his playing days at Wembley in common with his Republic of Ireland soccer player son David Connolly.


Both of these can be read here:

https://www.skysports.com/gaa/hurling/news/30546/9893238/david-connolly-followed-hurling-fathers-wembley-footsteps 

https://www.skysports.com/gaa/hurling/news/30546/9929215/the-london-team-that-came-within-a-whisker-of-the-1973-all-ireland-final 


He will be truly missed as a great servant and gentleman at Ruislip. 


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