Tributes have been paid to a former Laois footballer following his sad passing.
Danny Delaney, from Cork Road, Stradbally, sadly died yesterday morning – Tuesday April 14.
Danny was a distinguished footballer who represented his club and county in the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s.
He was on the Stradbally team which won the Laois intermediate championship in 1959 and again in 1963.
Danny represented Laois at county level throughout the 1960’s while he also hurled at senior level for Ratheniska during this time.
Danny went on to have a career as a GAA official and he was elected as vice-chairman of the Laois County Board in 1973.
He served as deputy to Sean Ramsbottom and held the role for many years. He also acted as chairman of Stradbally GAA around the same time.
Stradbally GAA said: “Danny was a life long member of our club.
“He fulfilled the role of chairman in the early 70s and was a trustee of our club.
“He played with both Stradbally and Laois in the 1960’s & 1970’s. He was also vice chairman of Laois Gaa for a term.
“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”
Danny passed away in the loving care of the staff of the Maryborough Centre, Portlaoise.
He is deeply regretted by his loving wife Doreen, brothers John, Teddy and Kyrle, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, Neighbours, relatives and friends.
Given the exceptional climate, and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew Danny, a private Funeral with immediate family only will take place.
May Danny Rest in Peace.