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Brenda Gearty - RIP

​The ILGU is saddened to hear of the passing of Honorary Life Member of the Union Brenda Gearty.

  • 08 June 2020

​Caption: Brenda Gearty (left) at the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the ILGU in 2018 (Image by Jenny Matthews)

The ILGU is saddened to hear of the passing of Honorary Life Member of the Union Brenda Gearty.

Brenda served as Connacht District Chair in 1986 and on the Central Council (Board) of the ILGU for 12 years between 1977 and 1999. 

Brenda was a past Captain and President of Co. Longford and an Honorary Member of the Club. She had a huge interest in junior golf and could always be relied on to encourage new members into the game. ‘Mrs Golf’ as she will fondly be remembered, won the 1980 Connacht Women’s Championship and remained a single figure handicap until she began to suffer from ill health. 

Brenda, passed peacefully, at home and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughters Deirdre (McGowan), Naoimh (O’Dwyer) and Liadhan (Hassett), her brothers Tom and Denis, her grandchildren Cliona, Siobhan, Denis, Ailbhe, Philip, Ruth, Maeve, Padraic and Tom, her great-grandchildren J.J. and Páidí, sons in law John, Pat and Mark, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

May she rest in peace.