The death has occurred of Robert Andrews late of Carrigaline.
Robert was born in England and his parents were George Andrews of Ringaskiddy and Lydia Johnson of Coolmore Lodges.
They were two old Shamrock families steeped in our traditions and gave great support and service to the Club in its early years. Lydia’s father used to make and repair hurleys for the Club. Lydia’s brothers Dick and Andy played Senior Hurling for Shamrocks before they immigrated to England. In 1925 Andy, along with the great Leo Brady, won All Ireland Junior Hurling medals with Cork.
Robert’s father George, a member of the famous Andrews family of Ringaskiddy, played Junior and Senior Football with Cork. He played in the Munster Senior Football Final of 1935 against Tipperary. A member of that Cork Team was Sean Ó Siochan from Kilnamartyra, who went on to be Director General of the GAA in Croke Park.
Robert was very proud of his rich Irish and local tradition.
The Club extends deepest sympathy to his relatives and friends.
Ar dheis De go raibh a Anam dilis.