Club Post

It was with profound sadness & immense shock that we at Red Hughs GAA learned on Monday morning of the sudden passing of club stalwart Paddy Kelly R.I.P.
Paddy was a lifelong Red Hughs club man & supporter. He also had the role of club secretary for a number of years (his daughter Patricia also held the role). Paddy was a member of past finance committees, in years when tickets were being sold the length & breadth of the county & country to raise funds for the new club grounds & clubhouse. Paddy was always to the forefront when called upon. He was also a member of the reserve team back when the club reformed ( in later years his son Karl also played through the ranks in the Red & Black), previous to this Paddy played hurling with Setanta – an exceptional corner forward in his day. Paddy was also an underage referee for a time.
One of his proudest moments was when both himself & his brother Liam each received Hall of Fame Awards at the 2022 Red Hughs Gaa Dinner Dance.
But for all of us here at Red Hughs Gaa Paddy Kelly was our Main Man when it came to officiating as linesman for our Senior Men’s games, as quoted by our club Coaching Officer – PJ Gallagher “THE SIDELINE FLAG WILL NEVER BE RAISED THE SAME AGAIN”
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh d’anam.
Sincere condolences to Paddy’s wife Sadie, daughters Claire (Mark), Patricia (Nicolas) & son Karl (Aisling), his grandchildren Conor, Céile, Odhrán, Una & Sophie. To his sisters Isabel & Margaret, brothers John, Tommy, Liam & Paul & all his family circle – the Kelly & Carr families & to Paddy’s many friends from everyone at Red Hughs Gaa.
May his gentle soul rest in eternal peace.
“Mary Queen of the Gael, pray for him.”

By proredhughsgaa Mon 18th Dec