The death has occurred of our Club President, Venerable Archdeacon Michael O'Brien RIP, better known to a generation of Cork GAA supporters as "the Canon".
Among many other achievements, the Canon steered Cork to two of their most notable All-Ireland hurling victories in 1984 and 1990, and led UCC to eight consecutive Fitzgibbon Cup victories in the 1980s. He led The Rockies to a County Title in 1999 after a 14 year wait. He was President of Blackrock National Hurling Club at the time of his death.
Blackrock National hurling Club extends sympathy to the family and friends of the late Archdeacon, who had suffered from a long illness.
Reception Prayers at 8.00pm this evening in St. Mary's Church, Innishannon. Reposing in St. Mary's Church, Innishannon tomorrow (Sunday) from 5.00pm, followed by Rosary at 7.00pm. Concelebrated Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Monday, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.