Funeral Announcements

It is with a heavy heart that St. Colmcilles has to announce the sad news of the passing of some former members of the club.


Firstly there is Mrs Aileen White who is the mother of former St. Colmcilles senior footballer, Paddy White.

The club has arranged a Mass for Aileen to be celebrated at 7pm on Friday 6th May in S.S. Alban & Stephen R.C. Church, 14 Beaconsfield Road, St. Albans, AL1 3RB.


Secondly there is Johnny Kavanagh R.I.P. who was a former player for St. Colmcilles. Before his time at the club here in St Albans, Johnny was also a successful Minor footballer for Mayo and even contested the 1947 All Ireland Minor Football Final where Mayo were narrowly defeated by Tyrone by 4-04 to 4-03.

Johnny’s remains will be taken to S.S. Alban & Stephen R.C. Church on Tuesday 10th May at 6.30pm  and the funeral Mass will be Wednesday 11th May at 10am with burial at Hatfield Road cemetery and Reception following at the Liberal Club opposite.


Finally the death has taken place on Monday 25 April of Billy Joyce R.I.P. Funeral arrangements not yet announced.

Billy who lived in Welwyn Garden City was a native of Castlemartyr, Co, Cork and a St Colmcilles senior hurler. As well, Billy was Chairman and Treasurer of Clan na nGael Hurling and Football Club, Welwyn and Hatfield. Billy was also a former officer of the County Board.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Aileen, Johnny and Billy at this time.


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