James Kyne R.I.P.

James Kyne R.I.P. was a founder Member of Pádraig Pearses GAA Club and was one of our most enthusiastic and loyal Supporters. He was also a Founder Member of Pearses Handball Club and its first Treasurer. James was a noted Handballer himself and travelled the Country with the late Paddy Flynn, for various Competitions.
James’ late father came from Clonbur and bought the Pub in Ballymacward in 1901, with an uncle of James buying the Pub in Gurteen. Football was strong in the Kyne genes and James played Football for Ballymacward and later for Tullawickey (an amalgamation of Ballymacward, Gurteen and Woodlawn). His first cousins, the late Joe in Gurteen and the late Seamus in Clonbur both played Football for Galway with distinction. James was also a cousin of the late martyred Priest, Fr. Michael Griffin of Gurteen and later Galway City. James carried on the Family’s business tradition of General Merchants and Publicans in Ballymacward. The late James Kyne was a decent, generous and quiet man. Ar dheis lamh dé go raibh se.
Reposing today, Friday, at St Peter and Paul’s Mortuary Chapel adjoining Church at Ballymacward from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Removal from his residence on Saturday 15th to St Peter and Paul’s Church for Mass at 2pm with burial afterwards at the new Cemetery, Ballymacward. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Irish Kidney Association.
Text by Noel Treacy.