Former Ballinrobe club secretary bereaved


Well-known political figure Noel Treacy, Clough, Gurteen, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, who passed away this week, was a brother of Marian Treacy, secretary of Ballinrobe GAA Club for several years during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Marian, a member of the staff of the Bank of Ireland in Ballinrobe, was deeply involved in the club’s activities and built many enduring friendships in this locality.

The club extends heartfelt sympathy to Marian and the Treacy family. The former Fianna Fáil TD was a junior minister in several departments over his three-decade career.

He also served as chairperson of Galway GAA. During his younger days, he worked as an auctioneer in Ballinrobe Livestock Mart each Wednesday.

Mr Treacy is survived by his adoring wife Mary; his heartbroken children Joan, Emer, Lisa and Rory; his grandchildren Juliet, Ciarán, Saoirse, Dáithí, Sadie, James and Jack; sisters Marian and Nóirín Byrne, his sons-in-law Paul Hogan, Kevin Lally and Gareth Roddy, Rory’s fiancée Maria, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, extended family and his many great friends. He was predeceased by his sister Carmel Lambe and his parents Martin and Margaret.

Full funeral details are published HERE

Ballinrobe man Declan Varley, Editor of the Galway Advertiser, pays a tribute to Noel HERE, and mentions Marian’s time in Ballinrobe.