Padraig Burke RIP
The Bit o' Red today mourn the passing of club volunteer Padraig Burke.
Padraig served the club's management committee for many, many years - some of the positions he held were event controller, security officer, safety officer but among all else was his role of maintaining great pride in the upkeep and well-being of the club's home of The Showgrounds on a daily basis.
Over the years, Padraig's affable nature saw him build up friendships with a host of the club's managers, ranging back to Ken Turner in the 1970s, up to the modern day, including the likes of Steve Cotterill, Lawrie Sanchez and Paul Cook - and he remained in touch with many of those who offered support when he battled with illness.
Today we extend sympathy to Padraig's family - to his sister Peggy, Jean, Mary, his brother Peader, nieces, nephews, friends as well as so many people who got to enjoy his company when visiting The Showgrounds.
We remember Padraig's long and lasting contribution to the club and recollect all the memories, stories and moments of fun that he had with Sligo Rovers fans, players, managers, committee members and volunteers.
Funeral details: Reposing Nazareth House from 4pm to 5:30pm tomorrow, arriving in Ransboro Church at 6pm. Funeral mass on Monday at 11am followed by burial in Scarden Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to North West Hospice.
May he Rest in Peace.