Former Ballinrobe footballer bereaved

The club extends sympathy to former player, Michael Biggins, Swords, Co. Dublin, on the sudden death of his wife, Aideen. Michael, a native of Dringeen, played with the club during the 1970s, an era that culminated in our first Mayo Intermediate Championship title in 1979 and an appearance in the Mayo SFC semi-final in 1980. As a member of An Garda Siochána, he won a Scott Medal for Bravery in 1988 (list HERE). Funeral ceremonies for Aideen, formerly Shields, will take place in Dublin tomorrow. The funeral Mass will be streamed live – details HERE. Predeceased by her father Gerard, mother Gertie, sisters Paula and Deirdre, Aideen will be sadly missed by her loving husband Michael, sons John and David, their partners Seán and Deirdre, her sisters Geraldine, Mary and Evelyn, brothers David, Derek and Vincent, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law especially Pauline in Australia, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Our picture below shows Michael wearing the Ballinrobe jersey in the 1970s. He is third from left, back row. His colleagues in the picture are as follows: Back row (l ro r): Sean Murphy, Pat Fleming, MB, Joe Heneghan, Kieran Cawley (RIP), Dinny Conroy, Robbie O’Grady, Michael Flannery. Front row (l to r): Billy Burke, Gerry O’Malley (RIP), Tom Moran, BIlly Diskin (RIP), Geoff Diskin, Tommy O’Malley, Johnny Cosgrove. At front: mascot Des Treacy.

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