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Sadness following the passing of Laois cycling enthusiast and hurley maker

Paddy Campion

There is deep sadness in Borris-In-Ossory today following the news of the passing of Pat ‘Paddy’ Campion.

Mr Campion died peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise on Saturday January 8.

Mr Campion was a hurley maker at Campion Hurleys in Borris-In-Ossory.

He was also a keen cyclist and his local club, Ossory Cycling Club, paid him a heartfelt tribute on their Facebook page.

They said: “It is with the deepest regret that we have to inform all of the sad passing of our dear friend and club mate Paddy Campion.

“Paddy was one of the founding members of Ossory cycling club.

“Though not on the bike as much as he would have liked in the last few years he was always available to help out at events, was great with training tips and got involved in other ways he was always on the square Sunday morning’s to see us off or come behind us in the jeep to help anyone that needed it a familiar face at the Corkagh park races.

“Paddy was a real gentleman and will be sadly missed by all here in Ossory cycling club thanks Paddy for all you have done for us may he rest in peace.

“Ar dheís de go raíbh à Anam.”

Mr Campion is predeceased by his parents Pat’s and Ciss (nee Dunne).

He is deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his loving Partner Mary and her family, brother Chris (Christy), sister Margaret (Corrigan), uncle Chris, brother in law John, nieces Lisa and Aoife, extended family relatives, neighbours and friends.

Removal from Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home, Castletown, this Tuesday morning (Jan 11th) at 11.30am to Knockaroo Church (Eircode R3F886) for Funeral Mass at 12 noon, with burial immediately afterwards in Derrinsallagh Cemetery, Borris in Ossory.

Pat’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the Borris in Ossory Parish online Facebook page. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to CCU Portlaoise, donation box at church.

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