Kilkenny GAA is saddened to learn of the passing of Mullinavat GAA stalwart, Jim Conway.
Jim gave a lifetime of service to Mullinavat GAA and served his beloved club for in excess of 60 years. At the young age of 19, Jim took on the role of Treasurer – a position he diligently held for more than 50 years. In addition to hurling for his club well into his 30’s, Jim also took on a multitude of other roles, including groundskeeper, caretaker, umpire, fundraiser, to name but a very few.
Not only was Jim’s support of Mullinavat GAA and Mullinavat Camogie to the forefront, Jim also made huge contributions to community life in Mullinavat. Such was Jim’s contribution to Mullinavat GAA down through the years that, in 2004, Jim was invited to Áras an Uachtaráin where he was presented with a sports volunteer award by then President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.
More recently, in 2020, and in recognition of his service to his club, Mullinavat GAA conferred the well-deserved title of President on Jim.
Kilkenny GAA extends its sympathies to Jim’s sisters Margaret and Kathleen, brothers Ned, Tom and Owen, sisters-in-law Eileen, Mary and Ann, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and a large circle of friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
By Mary Morgan Mon 15th Jan