Late Limerick hurler Leonard Enright to be laid to rest on Monday

Nick Rabbitts


Nick Rabbitts


Late Limerick hurler Leonard Enright to be laid to rest on Monday

Former Patrickswell and Limerick hurler Leonard Enright, who sadly passed away last night, was inducted into the GAA's Hall of Fame PICTURE: SEB DALY/SPORTSFILE

LEGENDARY former Limerick hurler Leonard Enright is to be laid to rest on Monday, it was announced this Saturday afternoon.

There is sadness locally and nationally following the death of the three-time All-Star defender in Milford Hospice on Friday night.

Mr Enright will be reposing this Sunday, November 4 at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Patrickswell between 4pm and 7pm.

His funeral mass will take place the following day, Monday, November 5, at the same church, with the burial immediately afterwards in St Mary's new cemetery, Patrickswell.

Warm tributes were paid to the former councillor during the All-Star ceremony at the Dublin Convention Centre, where he was formally inducted into the GAA’s Hall of Fame.

His former colleague on Limerick County Council Mayor James Collins said: "Leonard served the community of Patrickswell and surrounding areas with his quite yet steely determination during his period on Limerick County Council. Leonard was a man of few words but his actions spoke for themselves.  He was passionate about his area and wanted the best for it.”

Leonard is very deeply regretted by his wife Birdie, sons Alan, Thomas and David, daughter Mary, daughters in law Michelle, Loretta and Ide, adoring grandchildren Darragh, Caoimhe, Katie, Conor, Clodagh, Tommy, and Oran, brother John, sisters Mary and Des, nieces, nephews, aunt Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, relatives, kind neighbours, and very large circle of special friends.

May He Rest In Peace.