The late George Elliott -
George Elliott, who died on Monday last, had a long association
with our club. He played with the senior and junior sides, acted
as manager and selector, but probably his greatest contribution
was as a committee man and chairman in the 1970s and ‘80s.
He was at the helm when, after years as tenants, we purchased
six acres on The Ramparts from the Christian Brothers. Pairc na
nGael and its surrounds today stands as testament to this
George, who lived on Vincent Avenue in his youth, played with
Hill Street in the early days of Cumann Peile na nOg, before
graduating to Gaels underage sides. He then assisted the club’s
adult teams, and when his playing days were over he took
charge of the junior, guiding the Pat McCann-captained side to
a Macardle Cup win.
His work took him to other parts of the country in recent years,
but he remained in contact with the club, attending many
Sympathy is extended to George’s wife, Mary (nee Duffy), son,
Stephen, and members of the extended Elliott family. His burial
takes place on Saturday.
The club will provide a guard of honour at the removal of
remains from Quinn’s Funeral Home, Castletown Road, to St
Nicholas’ Church for 11 o’clock Mass. Burial takes place in St