Tributes have been paid following the death of former Mayo GAA Chairperson and current Westport GAA President Paddy Muldoon yesterday afternoon.
The Aughagower native was an active member of the Mayo County Board and was also their current patron.
He held the roles of Chairperson for the county, Central Council Delegate, Insurance Officer, Co-Founder of the Green & Red Trust and Team Selector and Chairperson of the Minor Board.
Paddy initially won a west Mayo junior medal with Islandeady in 1959 before returning to Westport.
In the mid sixties he became chairman of Westport GAA, a position he held for the following nine years.
He was manager of the Westport junior team that won the county junior championship and that same year he was a selector on the Mayo minor team.
In 1971 the Mayo minors won the All-Ireland and Paddy was also on the line that day as a selector.
He was also a selector for the Mayo senior team in the early seventies.
In 1980 he was elected chairman of the Mayo county board and during his 8-year term Mayo won two Connacht senior titles, an All-Ireland U21 title and a minor title.
When he stepped down he headed straight for Croke Park and to central council where he remained for many years.
Paddy has been a member of Mayo County Board in numerous capacities for around 50 year and is currently President of Westport GAA.
Westport GAA club have led the tributes to Paddy saying “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our club president Paddy Muldoon.”
The club described him as ‘a cornerstone in both Westport GAA and Mayo GAAs development over many years occupying many roles & positions.’
They emphasised the debt of gratitude for all Paddy and his family have done for the club, adding that he helped ‘more than a few people along the way.’
They have offered deepest condolences to the Muldoon family.
Paddy’s Funeral details will be posted later and his house is strictly private.
Ar dheis de go raibh a hanam dilis.