John Harkin Obituary, Death – John Harkin, Drom had passed away earlier yesterday, it was with a heavy heart that we heard the news. John is going to be remembered with great affection as one of the most notable Gaels in the annals of our Parish’s history. He competed at all levels and was a member of the Mid Senior Final winning teams in both 1974 and 1984. His career spanned all levels.
Also, he was a member of the teams that won Mid and County honors in Intermediate Hurling and Junior Football in 1970 and 1975, respectively. These victories took place in the corresponding years. In the 1980s and 1990s, John served the club as a juvenile coach. He also worked as the club secretary, and he went on to become a well-known referee. He was an essential part of our Camogie Club, where he managed and coached winning teams that went on to win two Munster championships and three County finals.
In recognition of his illustrious contributions to the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the Tipperary GAA bestowed upon him the Laochra Gael Award in November of last year. Everyone who had the privilege of knowing him will mourn his passing deeply. Our deepest condolences go out to Joan, Niamh, Maria, and the rest of the Harkin family for the loss of their loved one. The club games that were supposed to take place this weekend have been postponed out of respect for the deceased. A guard of honor will be presented on Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m., beginning at his family home in Drom Village and proceeding to the Church.