Offaly soccer club pays tribute to the late Frank McEvoy

Killeigh Schoolboys and Girls Soccer Club has paid tribute to its hugely popular honorary president Frank McEvoy, following his death on Sunday last.

"It is with a sad and heavy heart that Killeigh Schoolboys and Girls Soccer Club announce the death of our honorary club president and dear friend Frank McEvoy," the tribute began.

"Frank was a founding member of our club and since then was known to everyone for his broad smile and his helpful nature.

"It is not an exaggeration to say that over the last 30 years every boy and girl who has passed through our club will have a positive memory of Frank, either through our Cubs academy, as a coach, or just as a spectator offering encouragement to our teams.

"Apart from the game of soccer, Frank was an integral part of the local community and he always made time to talk to people or lend a hand in whatever way he could. His loss to the wider Killeigh community will be felt by all.

"We offer our deepest and most sincere condolences to his loving wife Brigie, his daughters Sylvia, Claire and Kate, as well as his grandchildren. Our thought and prayers are with you all at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis."

Frank of Hillview Crescent, Killeigh will be sadly missed and always remembered by his loving wife Brigie and daughters Sylvia, Claire and Kate, sons-in-law Padraic, Rob and Chris, his adored grandchildren Shane, Conor, Sína, Taylor, Cathy, and Zoe, brothers Brendan, Gerry, Catch and Paul, sisters Margaret, Kathleen, Vera, Rose, Pauline, Bernadette and Carmel, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Frank's Requiem Mass was held earlier today (Thursday) at St Patrick's Church, Killeigh, with burial afterwards in St Colman's Cemetery, Mucklagh. May Frank rest In peace.