Passing of Peadar Ó Brádaigh
There was widespread regret in recent days when the news broke that Peadar Ó Brádaigh, the former chairman of Cavan County Board GAA had passed away. Peadar, popularly known as Peter, was an outstanding administrator who is fondly remembered for his contribution to the GAA in Cavan. Peter was a leading light for years in his native club Ballymachugh as an officer and successful team-manager. His contributions from the floor, while representing the Ballymachugh club at County Committee meetings, led to him being nominated for the position of vice-chairperson of Cavan County Board. He was elected unopposed and he served in this role during 1985 and 1986. When his great friend Phil Brady retired as County Board chairman in December 1986 Peter was an automatic choice to succeed him. He was elected unopposed and he served as chairman until December 1992. He is remembered as a passionate Cavan man, a brilliant orator, an entertaining raconteur and above all else a man of the highest integrity who was an outstanding leader and ambassador for Cavan GAA both locally and nationally for much of the 1980s and early 1990s. He was heavily involved in promoting coaching among the clubs and he was to the forefront of many progressive developments at Breffni Park which helped to turn the Park into the fabulous stadium that it is today. He had a deep interest in hurling which he promoted at every opportunity and he did his utmost to develop a love of the game among the clubs. He served as chairman of the Cavan Hurling Board sub-committee for a number of years after he retired as County Board chairman. Peter loved Irish which he spoke freely on every possible occasion and he always tried to promote the language and culture in Cavan GAA at every opportunity. Peter was predeceased by his wife Mella and Cavan County Board GAA extends deepest sympathies to daughters Catherine and Ruth, his son Eamon, his brother Paddy, his sister Betty, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law and extended family.
Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam dílis.