Ger Feeney

Ger Feeney

Ger Feeney, Mayo Gaelic Footballer, died October 2010.


Ger Feeney was a native of Cortoon, Ballintubber, and studied at Ballinafad College. He was a highly reguarded GAA player in the 1970s. He won a minor All-Ireland title in 1971 and an U21 winners medal in 1974 [1]. He made his his championship debut for Mayo in 1972 against Sligo at McHale Park, Castlebar.

His sons Richie Feeney and , and his nephew, [2], are all members of the Mayo Football squad. One of his brothers was Mayo county secretary, Sean Feeney [3].

He and his close friend, businessman Donal McEllin, drowned in a boating accident off Inishbofin in October 2010 [4].

Feeney was survived by his wife Kathleen (née Caden) of Bofeenaun and their four children, Richie, Alan, Claire and Darragh (13), who just started first year in St Gerald’s College. He is survived by his brothers Sean and Christy and sisters, Mary Davis (Wales), Shiela Riches, (London) and Mary Lohan (Manulla, Castlebar). His late parents were the late Dick and Katherine (Katy) Feeney [5].

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