UPDATE: In Memory Of


UPDATE: In Memory Of

*Details of Peadar Connolly's funeral arrangements can be found HERE


I am very sad to let our members know that Breda Connolly’s husband, Peadar, passed away yesterday evening.


Throughout her terms as President of Badminton Ireland Breda toured the country, week in and week out, year after year with Peadar - Breda’s unpaid chauffeur and constant companion - by her side. Apart from his willingness to drive the length and breadth of the country at all hours of the day and night, Peadar always had a smile and a kind word for everyone who met him at events from Donegal to Skibbereen, from Galway to Dublin. He was great company, and those who passed entire weekends with him, often in cold halls, enjoyed the time that flew quickly by.


Ever the family man, last May, when Breda received her Honorary Life Membership, Peadar organised for the entire extended family members to make a surprise appearance at the presentation to make Breda’s day more special. We will all miss Peadar, and the badminton circuit will be poorer by his absence.


On behalf of Badminton Ireland, I’d like to offer our condolences to Breda and her family and to let them know that our thoughts are with them at this sad time.


Ronan Rooney



Badminton Ireland


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