Passionate Pettigo GAA supporter Fr. Pat McHugh is Dead, Cause of Death
Fr. Pat McHugh has passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Sean McDermotts GAA Club has confirmed his death through an online post. The circumstances surrounding his death has not been made public at the time of this publication.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fr. Pat McHugh”, Sean McDermotts GAA Club announced.
“Fr. McHugh, a native, of Kesh in Co. Fermanagh, became a part of this community in the late eighties, when his ministry took him to the parish of Kilmore and Drumsnatt. From his arrival to the area, he was destined to be a part of the Sean Mac Diarmada Club. When the GAA forms part of your DNA, it is impossible to stand idly and not be involved with it at whatever level you can. Fr. Pat became a strong integral part of the Club, both in coaching and at committee level for development.
Footballer Obituary: The Elco Oil Juvenile Programme
FR PAT McHUGH – A strong man of faith and passionate Gael
It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of one of our great club stalwarts, Fr Pat McHugh.
Fr Pat had a commanding presence both physically and spiritually. pic.twitter.com/G27BlJ2cFd
— Ederney GAC (@ederneygaa) April 28, 2022
“In 1988 he was a member of the management team that guided the Club to a Dr Ward Cup win at senior level. Success was a motivation and he was keen to improve the Juvenile structure. As a result, and out of this, was born the Elco Oil Juvenile Programme. This was infamous for many youngsters of the time and developed the skills of many players that went on to represent the Club at senior level.
“In 1993, the Club made Fr McHugh a Lifetime Honorary Member. This accolade was in recognition of his contribution to all aspects of Club life that he was involved with. While he later moved on to different parishes and positions, he stilled maintained very close links with the area. He would often be seen at games keeping an eye on the Clubs progress and taking interest in the parish.
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The Parish of @muckno and its people pay their final respects to Fr Pat McHugh as his funeral cortège passes by St Mary’s Church @castleblayneyie @PhotoMurp @OLSSBlayney @CblayneyCollege @BlayneyFaughs @scoilnagcailini @blayneyboyssch @MonaghanCoCo @theNSMonaghan @NewsonNS pic.twitter.com/LCKww0b0yA
— GlennMurphyPhotos (@PhotoMurp) April 28, 2022
“In November, he was in attendance at his home Club in Ederney , for the Ulster Club semi final where he cheered on the Seans.
His demeanour of being strong in stature did not reflect is reserved and respectful personality that everyone knew. While we have lost a notable Club member, the friendships and memoires left behind of Fr. Pat McHugh will remain with us. To all his family and friends we extend our sincere sympathies.”
He will greatly be missed by many.