Is údar mór brón do CLG na Gaillimhe an scéala go bhfuil ár n-iar imreoir Contae Jimmy Cooney imithe ar shlí na firínne.
Jimmy had a lifelong involvement in the GAA lining out for the Galway Senior Hurlers in four championships between 1979 and 1983. He starred at left corner back on that historic day, 7th September 1980, when Galway claimed their second All-Ireland Senior Hurling title beating Limerick in the final on a scoreline of Galway 2-15 to Limerick 3-09.
In addition to his All-Ireland success, he also won a Railway Cup Medal with Connacht in 1980.
A winner of two All-Star awards, in 1980 and 1981, Jimmy played his last senior inter-county game in the 1983 All-Ireland semi-final v. Kilkenny.
With his club, Sarsfields, he won three Senior County Medals and was a substitute when they won the All-Ireland Club Hurling title in 1993. Jimmy devoted a lifetime of service to his club fulfilling many roles in Sarsfields club as both player and administrator over a long and distinguished career.
On behalf of Galway GAA, we express our deepest sympathies to his wife Kay, his children Fiachra, Sarah, Ciara and Tara, grandchildren James and Róisín; to his brothers Pakie, Michael, Joe and Brendan, his sisters Mary, Geraldine, Teresa, Breege, Philomena, Martina, Joan and Angela, his nephews, nieces, in-laws, and the extended members of the Cooney family and Sarsfields GAA Club.
He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and the whole Galway GAA community.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
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