It is with great sadness that we learn of the the death of Brendan Mooney who passed away in Cork on Thursday evening after a short illness.
Brendan a native of Ballinabrackey, Co Meath, began his career as a journalist with the Westmeath Examiner before moving to Cork to work for the
As a former athlete Brendan excelled in athletics sports reporting, providing athletics with a level of coverage and understanding not seen before or since. Brendan covered all the Olympic Games from Montreal in 1976 to London 2012 prior to his retirement.
As a sports writer Brendan also provided unrivalled coverage of boxing and cycling. He covered the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia when Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche were at their peak. He reported on all sports at a local, regional and national level.
Brendan was married to Ann Mooney and the couple have four adult children Joanne, Caroline, Brenda and Richard. He is also survived by his mother Elizabeth and his six siblings.
Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.