HULDEN have been paid to Limerick-based garda and ex-Clare footballer Michael O & # 39; Shea, who died this week.
Michael from Rahaniska, Kilkee, died at a peaceful age, 37 years old, in the Galway Clinic on Tuesday after a fight with cancer.
Gda O & # 39; Shea was attached to the Henry Street garda station.
Michael was a member of the St. Senan GAA club in Kilkee and has been an avid supporter of the Clare football team for more than 15 years, after having worn the saffron and blue for the first time in 1999.
Michael also served as a joint manager for the Banner County U21 team in recent years.
The Limerick-based garda won two Clare football championships with St Senan in 2003 and 2005.
Michael was a coach for the Kilmihil GAA club. The club paid tribute to the late footballer on Facebook.
"We are all proud that Michael was given the opportunity to coach Kilmihil and help bring our club back to the higher level last year and was very privileged to know him as a person.
"He was a fantastic player for his Kilkee from his club St. Senan and wore Clare Jersey for many years with distinction, he was a great character, full of life, humor and great courage, he will be sorely missed but remembered forever, "explained the club.
Sadly missed by his loving wife Orlaith (born Fitzgerald), (Edenderry, Offaly), his adored daughter Éirinn, parents Joe and Elizabeth, brother John, sister Oonagh, aunts, uncles, sister-in-law Edel, brother-in-law Óisin, his beloved nieces Anna and Ella, parents-in-law Séan and Maeve and the extended family Fitzgerald, cousins, relatives, family, Garda and soccer colleagues & many friends.
Quiet on Thursday evening in St Senan's Church, Kilkee from 16.00 with prayers at 20.00 ..
Requiem Mass on Friday morning at 11.30 am, followed by burial at Lisdeen Cemetery, Kilkee.