The death has occurred of Aidan Kerrigan who won an All-Ireland Minor Hurling Medal with Wexford when they beat Cork (2-13 to 3-7) in Croke Park on September 1st 1968.
A schoolteacher and well-known advocate for hurling, Aidan passed away suddenly at his home, Grange, Knockbridge, Co. Louth, on Sunday, December 23rd.
A native of Camolin, he played minor hurling with Ballyoughter GAA Club in 1968 and played at right-half back in the minor All-Ireland, the last time Wexford enjoyed success in this grade at the highest level.
Aidan was best known locally as a teacher in Coláiste Rís (CBS) where he worked for 40 years prior to his retirement in June 2017 while he was also heavily involved in the Louth hurling scene both with his club Knockbridge and the county side.
Aidan was a cornerstone and founding member of Knockbridge Hurling Club in Co. Louth and he worked tirelessly and selflessly to pass on to others his deep love of hurling.
Aidan is survived by his wife Mairead (née O’Connor), daughter Michelle, sons Conor, Shane and Gavin, grandchildren Ryan, Iona and Caden, siblings Colm, Dympna, Melia, Finbarr, Mary and Fidelma, son-in-law Niall, daughter-in-law Tara, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers Noel, Declan and Ciaran.
He will be reposing at his home (Eircode A91AW71) from 2 pm until 9 pm on Wednesday (St Stephen’s Day). House private at all other times. Removal on Thursday morning at 10.40 am to St. Mary’s Church, Knockbridge, arriving for Mass at 11 am. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. R.I.P.