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Touching Tributes Paid To Cork GAA Stalwart Paudie Palmer After Untimely Passing

Touching Tributes Paid To Cork GAA Stalwart Paudie Palmer After Untimely Passing
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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The GAA world is in mourning today after the news that legendary Cork GAA figure Paudie Palmer passed away overnight.

A voice synonymous with everything to do with Gaelic games in the Rebel County, he was involved in a tragic road traffic accident on December 29th near his home in Innishannon. He would pass away last night due to the injuries that he suffered in the incident.

Originally from Templenoe in Kerry, he would go on to become to become entrenched in Cork GAA circles after taking a job in St Brogan's College in Bandon.

Over the last 30 years or so, he contributed countless memorable moments in his role as a commentator on C103. By all accounts, he was also one of the nicest people you could ever hope to deal with.

Tributes to Paudie Palmer have been pouring in today from those who were lucky enough to meet him in a professional or personal capacity over the years.

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He is survived by his wife Colette, daughters Claire and Emily, grandson Lucas, brothers Denis, John and Richie.

A 32-year-old man has appeared in court and has been remanded in custody on four driving charges relating to the incident, including failing to render appropriate assistance to Mr Palmer following the crash.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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