The Passing of Harry Connor
It is with great sadness that we notify you of the death of Michael (Harry) Connor. He sadly passed away yesterday evening after a long illness. He was and is regarded as one of Trim’s greatest ever clubmen. He will be sadly missed by the people of Trim and Meath and especially the GAA community.
Harry dedicated his life to gaelic games in Trim and Meath, both hurling and football, as a player, a coach, an administrator and a historian. Up until two days before his death he was working on historical events in the club
He played senior hurling and football for our club in the ‘60s and 70’s and played at centre half back of the 1973 team that won the intermediate hurling championship. On the administration side he held the positions of club chairman, secretary, assistant secretary and is an honorary president our club. Throughout the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s he worked tirelessly in our underage section, coaching and mentoring teams, especially hurling and achieved enormous success. At adult level he was a selector on the successful championship hurling teams is ’87, ’88, ’89, ’92 and ’94.
His talents at club level were recognised at Meath county level resulting in him being elected to Meath Hurling Chairman in 1982, ‘84 and ’85. In 1986 he held to position of Meath Hurling Board Vice Chairman and Juvenile hurling board PRO. He took great pride in the fact that he was Chairman in 1985 when Meath gained promotion to Div. 2 of the National hurling league and in 1985 when Meath reached the All Ireland B hurling final.
At a function in Trim GAA this year Harry was awarded the club’s first ever Hall of Fame Award for his dedication and work over his many years of service.
Reposing at his home 54 Haggard St Trim from 2PM until 8PM tomorrow (Tuesday). Burial in Newtown Cemetery after 12.30 Mass in St Patrick’s Church Trim on Wednesday.
May He Rest in peace