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RIP Tragic dad killed in Connemara cycling event to be laid to rest on Thursday

"Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, and daughters Fiona and Caitriona"


John O'Malley

John O'Malley

John O'Malley

A married father-of-two who was tragically killed as he took part in a cycling event in Connemara on Sunday will be laid to rest on Thursday afternoon. 

A keen cyclist, John O'Malley was taking part in the Cunga (Cong) RAM Event, on the R345 near Cornamona when he died in gardai describe as “a fatal road collision between a car and a cyclist”.

His funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon following removal from his home at 11.30am to St Brendan's Church, Annaghdown, for Mass with burial afterwards in Cregg Cemetery.

His RIP.ie notice states that the death of John, formerly of Carrowniskey, Louisburgh, Co Mayo, “is deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, daughters Fiona and Caitriona."

“Sadly missed by his parents James and Nora, brothers Tony, Seamus, Eamonn and Dermot, sister Catherine, parents in law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family, wide circle of friends, neighbours and work colleagues,” it adds.

Relatives, friends and neighbours have been leaving messages of sympathy with Mr O’Malley’s family on the page.

“Sincere condolences to Mary, Fiona and Caitriona, Nora and Jim, Catherine, Tony, Seamus, Eamonn and Dermot and the extended family on John's sad and untimely death,” one message reads.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May John rest in peace,” adds another.

One person has written: “Our deepest sympathy to Mary and family to Jim, Nora and family on the passing of John. Thinking of you at this time. May John rest in peace.”

Another message reads: “Deepest sympathy to Jim and Noreen on the tragic death of your son John. Also to John's wife and family, brothers and sisters. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May he rest in peace.”

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