Ballinrobe GAA club join with Mayo GAA board (see their statement below) in exending sympathy to the Coen family, Lehinch, Hollymount, on the death of Nancy Coen. The Coen family are synonymous with Gaelic football in this region, and, indeed, just last September Nancy’s grand-son Stephen captained Mayo to the All-Ireland minor title. Stephen and another of Nancy’s grandsons Darren – a cousin of Stephen’s – are current members of the Mayo senior football panel.
A generation up, members of the Coen family (sons of Nancy) played with the Hollymount club for many years, while one of them, Jimmy, was a well-known referee throughout the west of Ireland. Nancy’s son Liam is the current chairman of the Hollymount-Carramore club.
Mayo GAA board statement:
We wish to extend sympathy to the family, extended family, neighbours and friends of Mrs Nancy Coen of Lahinch, Hollymount, Co Mayo.
Reposing at Roundfort Community Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6.00p.m. with removal at 8.00p.m. to Church of the Immaculate Conception, Roundfort.
Mass on Saturday morning at 11.00a.m. with burial afterwards in Roundfort cemetery.
Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Palliative Care or Cancer Research c/o Donnellan’s Funeral Directors, Claremorris.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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