It was with great sadness that all in the Club and the wider community learned, early on this Sunday morning (16th Aug), of the death of Charlie Healy. Although not in good health in recent times it still came as a shock to all who knew and loved him. He was last in the Clubhouse for the Lotto Draw just eight weeks ago – on Monday, 22nd June. And it was the Lotto that Charlie gave most of his energies to, from a Club point of view, in recent times. He individually sold, on average, 25 tickets and sometimes up to 40 tickets on a weekly basis. But it was his involvement with the legendry C Team that he will be most remembered for in the Club.
His record as Manager of that team, along with his good friend and colleague, current Club Chairman Aidan O’Connor, will be hard to surpass. At the helm during 9 consecutive seasons (1997 to 2005) their C Team won 5 Co. Championship titles (the Barrett Cup), including 4 in a row (1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) and 4 Co. League titles (2000, 2001, 2002, 2005), achieving the double on 2 occasions (2002 and 2005). What an achievement that will be hard to equal or surpass. He will be missed too on a social level – for his great humour and banter – and he was no mean performer on the dance floor or when it came to render the occasional song or two. We extend sincere sympathy to Charlie’s family and friends – his wife Ena; sons Cathal, Richard and Paudie; daughters Jacinta, Bernadette and Lorraine; brother Sonny; his sisters Frances, Betty and Kitty; and to all his grandchildren and extended family and friends. Rest in peace Charlie. Removal from Mc Elligotts Funeral Home this Tuesday Aug 18th 4.30pm to 6.30pm to Our Lady & St. Brendan’s Church. Funeral mass on Wednesday at 10.30am followed by cremation.
Charlie as we will all remember him – wearing his beloved black n’amber and cheering the Rockies from the terraces – photo taken on 12.8.05 Austin Stacks V Kerins O’Rahillys.
Charlie & Ena pictured at Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing night 2013
Charlie pictured on a Monday night lotto night in the company of many friends from the Rock – he will be missed greatly by us all. (photo 8.12.14)
all photographs courtesy of Adrienne Mc Loughlin.