Roscommon GAA shocked and saddened at passing of 2001 Connacht championship winner

Conor Connelly is being hailed as a “fine tenacious player who gave his all when wearing the primrose and blue” of Roscommon.

The 2001 Connacht Football Championship winner passed away suddenly near his home in county Offaly at the weekend.

Connelly had been an administrator, player and mentor with his adopted club of Ballycumber and he also played football for St Jude’s during his time in Dublin.

Regular GAA commentator with us here on Shannonside Northern Sound Willie Hegarty remarked how stunned and shocked everyone was to hear of Conor’s passing.