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Gerry Reilly (Class of 1955)

The Union was saddened to learn of the loss of Gerry Reilly (1955)

Gerry passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on Friday the 27th August. 

He was on the winning Leinster JCT and SCT teams in 1953 and 1955 while at Blackrock. His sporting career after school was dominated by his love of Gaelic football, where he won Connaught titles ('61 and '62) with his native Roscommon and played in the ‘62 all Ireland final.

He was a proud member of An Garda Siochana 

He had a good life in Templemore, and died surrounded by his family, He is deeply regretted by his loving wife Sheila, his daughter Monica and his son Michael, daughter-in-law Georgie, son-in-law Colm Murphy, grandchildren Kieran, Conor, Barney, Alice and Eve, sisters Teresa (Lennon), Monica (Alford), Nancy (Reilly), brothers-in-law Tommy (Lennon) and Tommy (Alford), sister-in-law Kathleen (Reilly), nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. He was predeceased his brothers Michael A, Tommy Pat, John Joe and Bennie, and sisters, Margaret Rogers, Alice Preece and Mary Reynolds.

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