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Johnny Organ RIP - A tribute   06/07/2018

Johnny Organ was born in Willbrook, Corofin, Co.Clare on 23rd June 1942.      

Johnny came to London in 1960. He joined the Brothers Pearses Club and later transferred to St.Gabriels in 1963, winning his first senior hurling championship with St Gabriels in 1965 at full forward. This was a proud day for all, in so far as it was also the first London Senior Hurling Championship for St Gabriels, when they beat Brothers Pearses by 1-15 to 1-5 in the final at New Eltham.

Ambrose Gordon who played with Johnny remembers him. Ambrose recalls: “He was a Noel Lane type for full forward route one head down.Probably, my greatest memory of Johnny was in the 1966 Collins cup final against Thomas Mac Curtains when he scored 2 goals 2 points. I was captain that day. Both Johnny and myself were on the 1967/68 London intermediate team that won back to back All Ireland's.” 

The current President of St Gabriels Hurling Club, Tom Duane who also played with Johnny  (pictured centre above) described him as " one of the greats, a class act and a gentleman of the game."

Johnny passed away on 5th June 2018 in Lewisham. RIP

To his wife Carmel, daughters Geraldine and Marie, son John, his sister Maura and all his family our sincere sympathy. 

Funeral Mass on Thursday 12th July at 12.30pm at St Saviour's Church, 175 High Street, Lewisham SE13 6AA with burial immediately afterwards in Grove Cemetery followed by  Reception in  CIU Club, Lewisham


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