Warm tributes to Coalisland man Micky O’Neill

Micky O'Neill from Coalisland
Micky O'Neill from Coalisland

Tributes have been paid to well-known and highly respected Coalisland man Mickey O’Neill who has passed away.

In a statement, the committee, players and members of Coalisland na Fianna where he served as chairman, expressed their sincere condolences to the O’Neill family.

“Micky always greeted you with a smile on his face and was devoted to his family and his Gaa club,” statement on their Facebook page read.

“Micky never missed a senior match and was never shy to voice his opinions at AGM’s. Having served as chairperson of the club in his day, Micky was a regular at the Fianna Bingo and was always available to chip in whenever help was needed on match days and organising events. He was often seen cleaning up on the terraces after a match and in fact,

“Micky was the type of man who didn’t shy away from a job that he seen needed doing. Micky Wellpad has been an inspiration to a generation of Fianna players and members and it is at this difficult time that the thoughts and prayers of the entire Coalisland na Fianna Club are with his family.

“A true Gael, a dedicated family man and a loyal Blue, Micky Wellpad O’Neill will, without doubt, continue to watch over his family and his beloved Na Fianna. May he rest in peace.”