Tributes paid to Monaghan GAA stalwart Marion Donnelly

Dec 23, 2022 14:12 By News Northern Sound
Tributes paid to Monaghan GAA stalwart Marion Donnelly Tributes paid to Monaghan GAA stalwart Marion Donnelly
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Marion who was a Monaghan GAA delegate to the Ulster Council and a proud member of the Emyvale Club passed away suddenly.

Tributes have been paid to Monaghan GAA stalwart, Marion Donnelly.

Marion proudly sat on the management of Monaghan GAA as Ulster Delegate, an office which she held in the highest regard and performed her duties with "distinction" and "pride."

In a statement posted to social media, Monaghan  GAA said, "Marion had a highly decorated career on Monaghan GAA serving as Assistant Secretary from 2000-2003, Assistant Treasurer in 2004 then moving into the position of Treasurer in 2005.


"Serving as Treasurer from 2005 until 2015 Marion was instrumental in the development of our Entekra Ireland Monaghan GAA training facilities in Cloghan.

Sitting on numerous Monaghan GAA and Ulster GAA sub committees Marion had a strong interest in the development of our clubs and would do her upmost in supporting and advising clubs with her vast expertise and knowledge."

The club when on to describe Marion as a "wonderful stalwart" to her club Emyvale GAA Club.


They added that Marion was a "trojan worker" whose work and service speaks volumes about her massive contribution and involvement with the GAA.

Elsewhere, Silver Hill Duck based in Co Monaghan paid tribute to the "untimely passing" of their former colleague.

In a heartfelt statement the company said, "Marion joined Silver Hill on 31st October 1972, where she started out taking telephones calls and carrying out the bookkeeping function for the company. Over the intervening years, she worked her way up to become our Finance Director and a major part of the success of Silver Hill.

"Before her retirement from the company in more recent years, she had become a valued member of the sales team and was an integral part of our growth over the past 10 years.
She was well known and highly regarded by our customers from all over the world and will be missed by all that knew her.
"Our thoughts & prayers are with her son Colin, daughter Aoife, sister Nuala, brother Terence and extended family."

Marion's remains will leave her sister Nuala's residence, Mullan Road, Emyvale, tomorrow morning at 10.15am to arrive at St.Patrick's Church, Corracrin for 11am Funeral Mass.
Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

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