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posted 21 Apr 2016, 04:50 by Kanturk Gaa
The death of Kanturk GAA President, Mr Frank Healy on Saturday 16th April was greeted with great sadness. Frank gave a life time of service to Kanturk GAA joining the club committee in the mid 1950's and going on to serve as vice Chairman from 1960 to '68 and replacing the late Jim Manley as Chairman in 1969, the year Kanturk completed five in a row Duhallow Junior hurling championships and capped that fine run, taking county championship honours. Indeed Frank played a vital roll in those victories serving as selector to those teams. Frank also served as Kanturk delegate to the Cork GAA Board from 1965 to 1969 and returned as Kanturk Chairman in 1981 for a number of years being the driving force of the club development of the grounds at Kilroe during that time. He was appointed President of Kanturk in 2005 and held the post until his death.
Having served as Registrar of Duhallow GAA Board from 1961 to 1968, Frank took over as Chairman in 1970 for four years, and was appointed President of Coiste Du Ealla in 1974, a position he held until his death.
Frank had a deep commitment to the local community and served on the Kanturk Development Association, Kanturk Town Park and Senior Citizens association and was a founding member of Kanturk Credit Union.
He was also a pillar of the business community and built up Ducon Concrete Ltd from small beginning's to the wonderful company it is today providing employment to loyal staff, some of whom have worked there over twenty and thirty years.

On the occasion of his reposing at his family home, Kanturk GAA and members of the staff of Ducon concrete provided assistance in the traffic management to local Garda and after Requiem Mass a guard of honour was provided as his coffin was shouldered through Kanturk and accompanied to his place of rest in St Patrick's Cemetery.
Kanturk GAA has certainly lost an outstanding gentleman, and the Healy family have lost a devoted Husband and Father.

Ar Deis de go raibh a Anam.