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Sadness following sudden death of Graiguecullen man

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Tributes have been paid to a Graiguecullen man who passed away suddenly on Monday morning.

Harry Forbes passed away unexpectedly at his home.

Beloved husband of Mary and much loved father of Aaron, Tracey, Courtney, Danielle and Harry.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, daughters, sisters, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.

Harry’s son Aaron is key member of Pádraig Clancy’s Graiguecullen team who will contest the SFC quarter final against St Joseph’s.

They will be in action on Friday night at 7.45pm in O’Moore Park in the last eight.

While Harry’s daughter Courtney played at centre forward for the Graiguecullen ladies team in their Intermediate football semi final loss to Park-Rateniska.

In a statement on their Facebook page, Graiguecullen GAA said their thoughts were with all of the Forbes family.

They said: “Our condolences and thoughts are with the Forbes family today with the sad news that broke this morning with the passing of Harry Forbes.

“Our club is built with love from so many great people and families here in Graiguecullen and all around the world, tonight we are all one and come together as our thoughts and prayers are with The Forbes Family.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

The funeral details are as follows:

Harry will be reposing at his home from 12 noon today with prayers at 8 pm.

Removal on Wednesday at 1 pm to St Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen arriving for funeral mass at 1.30 pm.

Burial afterwards in Sleaty New Cemetery, Carlow.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.