By Sean Moriarty
Tributes have been paid to Denny Lucey, of Lisbabe, Headford, who died this week after an illness.
Denny was well-known in community circles, particularly in Barraduff and Glenflesk where he was active local volunteer.
He was a very active member of Glenflesk GAA and held several committee roles, including senior team trainer over the years.
“All in Glenflesk GAA are deeply saddened by the passing away of our club mate Denis Lucey,” Club Chairman Tim Murphy told the Killarney Advertiser.
“A tenacious corner back at underage for Glenflesk, his sons, Danny and Sean, have followed in his footsteps and are current seniors with the club. He had huge commitment to the community.”
The self-employed plant hire operator was one of the key people behind the Barraduff Community Field and if there was any digging to be done, Denny was the man to do it.
“Den was very much a peoples’ person, he loved to chat and banter and was always in great humour,” said a social media post by the Barraduff Community Field Organisation. “He loved his football and music in his spare time and gave up to 20 years of volunteering to the Barraduff Community Field committee and played a big part in its overall success. Den was always a very proud Lisbabe man, but he had great passion for the Barraduff community project.”
Another project close to his heart was the Barraduff Tidy Village Group.
He is survived by his wife Margaret (O’Mahony), sons Danny and Sean, his parents Mary and Dan Joe, sisters Sheila (O’Connor) and Bernardine (Roche), brothers Patrick and Daniel, nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and extended family and friends.
Denny was laid to rest on Wednesday morning at Killaha Cemetery following Funeral Mass at the Sacred Heart Church in Barraduff.