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Tributes to Paddy Byrne...

If you or your club wishes to pay a tribute to Paddy, use comment facility below or, preferably, send it to me by email at cork.billy@gmail.com.

To the family of Paddy Byrne on your sad loss ,with deepest sympathies from all at city wanderers fc

To the Byrne Family on your tragic loss of a true GENTLEMAN. Our prayers are with you at this time. From all at Glen Celtic.

Paddy Byrne R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that everyone associated with Grangevale AFC has learned of Mr. Paddy Byrne's passing. In his position as treasurer of the Cork AUL Paddy was a loyal servant to Cork football and will forever be warmly remembered in the hearts of Grangevale supporters for his link to one of our great recent memories.

On 13th May 2008 we travelled to Ballea Road to play Carrigaline. We needed a win to clinch the AUL 3 title but with second placed Carrigaline unbeaten at home the general feeling was that a draw would be a good result to set us up for winning the league in our next match. However, we won 2-1. When the final whistle blew there obviously was excitement but without a cup in sight there was a slight anti-climax. Then, from nowhere Paddy Byrne came running up the centre of the pitch with the cup under his arm, made the presentation and kicked off mighty celebrations. During our dealings with Paddy it was obvious that he was a lovely genuine man. Grangevale AFC has lost a friend and extend sincere condolences to his family on their loss.

From Thomas Foley on behalf of Grangevale A.F.C.

Paddy Byrne was one of those rare people who rose above confrontation and only looked to see the good in all of our clubs.He was there for everyone whether Prem champs or 3rd division strugglers.All he thought about was the clubs in his beloved Aul.We have lost not only a genuine lover of the game but also a genuine lover of all things Aul,to Paddys family on behalf of all the Gratts we offer all our condolences to you,he was a great man,he cast a giant shadow.,,,,,,,,RIP Paddy from the Gratts.

I'd just like to say what everyone else is saying about Paddy. He was a wonderful gentleman. Cork football is at a loss without him. Thanks for all the wise advice Paddy. Finbar Walsh on behalf of Innishvilla Youths.

To The Family of Mr Paddy Byrne on your sad loss, Paddy Byrne will be big loss to Cork Soccer he was a gentleman and always there to give advice we will miss Paddy. With deepest sympathies from all at Kilreen Celtic FC - Donal Kelleher

It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Paddy. A true gent and very knowledgeable man of grass roots soccer. We would often hear club members and other clubs speak kindly about Paddy and how understanding he was with regards to running an amateur football club. His experience showed when he joined the AUL and done tremendous work. He will be a huge loss not only to the AUL but to Cork soccer as a whole. Deepest sympathy to his wife and family from all at Castleview AFC. RIP.

It is of great sadness that I write this after hearing the sad passing of a true gentleman in Paddy Byrne. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family along with all his close associates in the Cork AUL at this difficult time. Declan Healy - Village United

All connected with Ballyvolane A.F.C. wish to pass on our deep condolences to the wife and family of Paddy Byrne who in all his dealings with us over the years was a true gentleman, courteous and understanding, and a loyal servant to Cork soccer. He will be sadly missed by all. --- Derek Mellerick, Chairman.

Just to say what a great guy Paddy was and a very good friend to the Referee Society in Cork, a gentleman through and through and will be sadly missed by all in football. Our sincere sympathy to his Family and close friends. From The Cork Branch of the ISRS, (PRO, Gene Stephens)

We at Dunbar Celtic are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend Paddy Byrne. Paddy was a great football man but most of all a gentleman, we extend our sympathy and prayers to the Byrne family. Paddy's loss will be greatly felt.

All at Innishvilla soccer club would like to take the opportunity to echo the sentiments expressed regarding the true gentleman in Paddy Byrne; and to offer our condolences to the Byrne family at this most difficult of times.

We are very sad to hear of the passing of Mr Paddy Byrne. Our sincere sympathy to his Family and close friends. During our time involved we found Paddy to be very supportive at all times always lending his good advice. Paddy will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure to have met him. May he rest in peace.-- Minty Fitzgerald Declan o Regan Andrew Keegan.

We at Churchvilla Football Club (Cloyne ) would Like to Say we were in complete sadness to hear of Paddy's Passing over the weekend, Paddy was a really Helpful Man , both in Person and over the Phone and will be a huge loss to all in the Cork Aul. We would like to Pass on Our Deepest Sympathies to His Family and His Club on this Troubled time. Paddy Always a Friend Both on And Off the Field - Brendan O'Connor - On Behalf of Churchvilla Football Club

Our sincere sympathies are extended to the family and close friends of the late Paddy Byrne. Paddy was a true soccer man and his interest and passion for the local game was incredible. In any dealings with Paddy, you were assured of a fair and knowledgeable hearing and always greeted with a smile. He will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by everyone in the Cork soccer community. - Aidan Downey, Manager,
Los Zarcos FC, Millstreet.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of an absolute gentleman, namedly Mr. Paddy Byrne. Our deepest sympathies go out to Mrs. Byrne and family. Paddy was always a true gentleman to deal with and always had a smile on his face. He will be remembered fondly. - Kinsale A.F.C., past & present

It is with deep regret and sadness I have just heard of the passing of Paddy Byrne, one of life's true gentlemen. I had the pleasure of working closely with Paddy over the last 3 years during my involvement with the Youths League team. I always found him to be extremely courteous and helpful and was always appreciative of his words of encouragement in the dressing room before and after games. I would like to extend my deep sympathy to the League on this extremely sad occasion. May he rest in peace. - Stephen Lynch.

The players and management of Crescent Athletic wish to offer its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr Paddy Byrne.Rest in peace Paddy.

To the Byrne family on the loss of a true gentleman and a huge figure in Cork soccer. R.I.P Paddy Byrne from all belonging to Bohemians A.F.C.

All at Rathcoole Rovers would like to pay tribute to Paddy and add our condolences to his family. Paddy was a true gentleman and a great football man..he will be sadly missed. Our deepest sympathies go to the Byrne family. Rest in peace Paddy.


  1. to the family of paddy byrne on your sad loss ,with deepest sympathies from all at city wanderers fc

  2. To the Byrne Family on your tragic loss of a true GENTLEMAN. Our prayers are with you at this time. From all at Glen Celtic.


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