Con Scully Obituary, Death – The St. James’ GAA club is in mourning following the news of the demise of Con Scully, who resided in Dunowen, Ardfield. Con was very well known and will be remembered for his beneficial contributions to the dairy industry on both a local and national level. His contributions occurred at both levels. In 1986, he was given the position of president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA), and this accomplishment unquestionably brought a great deal of pleasure to the parish. It was included in St. James’ centenary book in 1992.
Not only was Con’s term as president of the club documented in the volume of the organization’s history, but he also played for the “Hairy” minors football team. A side that resulted in a great deal of disappointment for the Bantry supporters in 1949, as evidenced by the fact that their dismay was covered in the Bantry notes of the Southern Star after the Hairy Minors prevailed over them in a West Cork Championship match played in Dunmanway. The minor squad from the parish, which at the time was called St. Michael’s, emerged victorious with a score line of 4:4 to 1:3 in their favor.
Many of the onlookers who were present at the game and were dissatisfied with the outcome believed that the minor team from Ardfield had the physique and the strength to compete with any junior team in the county. After a while, people started referring to the squad as the Hairy Minors. It is proudly known that Con’s kids and grandsons have also played for St. James’ GAA, which is a great piece of history.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to Con’s wife Jody, his son Michael, his daughter Cecilia, his daughter in law Helen, his grandchildren Clionadh, Sean, and Conor, as well as his brother Paddy and the rest of the extended Scully family. During this difficult time, please know that our thoughts are with you all.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh an anam