Peter Molloy RIP

It’s difficult to associate the inevitability of death with someone we perceive to be immortal. A dark cloud descended over our community on Sunday last when news of Peter’s untimely passing came through. Thoughts and feelings of disbelief, numbness of emotion followed by unbridled sadness engulfed us all in Blackwater and Oylegate.

How, when, when, why were questions on everyone’s mind. Slowly the stark realization that Peter had left us and gone to his eternal reward began to sink in. This larger-than-life personality had brightened our horizons since joining our club in 1998. As a player, trainer, coach, supporter Peter was of the positive, passionate, committed variety.

Though we need to weep his loss, we, also, need to celebrate his life and the joy and inspiration he brought to so many. Though Pater’s days with us were brief, his spirit was alive, awake, joyful and complete.

Peter spent the first six years of his life in Fulham before relocating to Oylegate. He was a noted hurler and footballer with Oylegate Glenbrien winning numerous underage County titles in both codes. He also secured County Junior B Titles in football (1990) and hurling (1991).

On joining Blackwater in 1998 he wore the Green and Gold with distinction winning three Wexford District Junior B hurling titles and the 1999 Division 2 All County Football League Title, defeating Volunteers in Oylegate (photo above 4th from left back row). Only two years ago he played for the Ballyvaloo Nigglers when they won the inaugural Michael Murphy Memorial Cup in the Blackwater Parish League.

In bidding farewell to a friend, teammate, clubman, neighbor, companion, sportsman we offer our sincere sympathy to his wife Josephine, daughters Julia, Maura and Clara; his mother Maura; his brother, Jim and to  Murphy family, Ballinagore.

Reposing at his residence on Tuesday and Wednesday with removal at 7:30 on Wednesday to Blackwater church. Funeral mass on Thursday morning at 11. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Thanks to Senan Lillis for composing the kind words above.