The Death Has Occurred of Brendan (Ben) COGHLAN

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brendan Coughlan, one of Leevale great athletes. Brendan was a shot putter who was dominated the event in Ireland in the early ’70s.  He was also a pivotal member of the Leevale senior men’s team who won the national league championships on three consecutive occasion in the 70’s. 

To this day he still holds the Leevale Shot Putt record of 15.81, which he set in 1974.  A record which is unlikely be broken for some time. 

He will be dearly missed by the all in the club, especially those who competed with or against him. 

May he rest in peace.

Funeral Arrangements; 

Coghlan (Cork and formerly of Kiltegan, County Wicklow and Ballyduff Upper, County Waterford) On march 22nd 2017 peacefully at home, Brendan (Ben) Rochestown Road Cork (Retired Garda) only son of the late Cornelius and Breda Coghlan, loving husband of Mary (nee Nugent) and adored father of Conor, Marie (Cantwell) and Ciara. Sadly missed by his loving family, grandchildren Jay, Evan, Jodie, Shauna, Aisling, Emma and Caitriona,sons-in-law David and Daithi, sister-in-law Noreen Sullivan, brothers-in-law John L Sullivan and Kevin Ryan, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and a wide circle of friends R.I.P. Reposing at his residence Thursday March 23rd from 2pm to 8m. Reception into Saint Patricks Church Rochestown on Friday March 24th for 11am Requiem Mass followed by cremation at The Island Crematorium Ringaskiddy. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to ARC Cork Cancer Support House.

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  • To so many of us oldies he was our Cuchullainn, he was good to great at everything and bore his m
    any talents with humility and humour,but when he wanted to win at something he di d. Asteely competitor, fun always followed, and there would always be a story to tell.
    He will be sadly missed by his loving Family and by a legion of friends.