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Limerick sporting hero, Liam Kennedy has sadly passed away

Limerick sporting hero, Liam Kennedy has sadly passed away, aged 62.

The “unsung” icon died following a short illness at Tallaght Hospital earlier this week.

Mr Kennedy was a stalwart of Na Piarsaigh GAA club for more than 30 years and his son, Padraic, played in goals for the senior team that won the All-Ireland senior club hurling title last year.

“He was very much involved in the games and the coaching in Na Piarsaigh. He managed Féile teams and managed senior teams. He had been involved with every age group in the club, and he was the first man to start the Easter and summer camps, along with a few other lads.

“He was very well-respected. Anyone he worked with at school would have tremendous respect for him,”

“Liam gave unreal service, and it is going to be a massive loss to the club, and a massive loss to the community. He was the man who started the hurling in Ardscoil Rís. And at the time, it wasn’t popular to be involved in hurling, but he got it going. He was really the pioneer,” Na Piarsaigh chairperson Tim O’Connor told the Limerick Leader.

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He is survived by his wife, Ann and beloved children Darragh, Deirdre and Padraic.

He will be laid to rest on Monday following a funeral mass at Christ the King Church, Caherdavin.

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