Passing of our Chairman, Liam Horgan

It is a sad day for our club as we learned this evening of the passing our club chairman, Liam Horgan. Liam had been battling illness for the past couple of years.

Liam was an inspirational figure within the club, and an athletics man to his core. He had an infectious enthusiasm for the sport and he was particularly keen to encourage younger athletes. Even through his illness, he was a regular visitor to the track on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and was well known to all athletes in the club. He also continued to travel, supporting our athletes at London 2012, and at Bydgoszcz, Poland this year.

Liam will be a huge loss to the club, and to athletics in Cork. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and his wide circle of friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Funeral arrangements: Lying in repose at Crowley’s Funeral Home, Ballincollig. Rosary on (Thursday) (31st Oct) evening at 7pm. Reposing on tomorrow (Friday) (1st Nov) from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to the Church of St Mary and St John, Ballincollig. Requiem Mass at 11am on Saturday (2nd Nov). Funeral afterwards to St Oliver’s Cemetery.
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Caroline Philpott, Liam Horgan, Tony Shine supporting the Irish cross country teams at Bydgoszcz earlier this year.