THE LATE DES HURLEY: Another of the Club Stalwarts of the 1950’s passed away at the weekend after a short illness. Des Hurley was only 16 when he played with the Rock MF team in 1951. He was a member of our Senior team then right through that decade. On one occasion, during the mid fifties the Rock played South Kerry and Des’ direct opponent on that particular day was none other than the great Mick O’Connell. Emigration cut short his playing career, as it did many others at that time, but when he returned home from London in the early seventies he got involved again, this time in the administrative side of the Club, and remained a club member & enthusiastic supporter thereafter rarely missing a game in Connolly Park or elsewhere. Go to Page 60 of our Centenary Book where Des’ career and that of his playing colleagues is admirably covered by Tadgh McMahon, Kerry O’Shea and Billy Ryle in a piece aptly entitled ‘Des Hurley – A Committed Rockie’. May he rest in peace.
We extend sincere sympathy to Des’ family and friends, including Siobhán, Karen, Dessie, Nessa and Leonie.
A private family funeral has taken place for Des. Donations, if desired, can be sent directly to The Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry.