Published in Other News on 5th November 2010
The death has occurred of Mr Padraic Cullina Secretary of Mayo AC following a short illness ….since taking up athletics in1980 Padraic has made an outstanding contribution to the sport as an athlete, an event organiser and in administration. Over the past 30 years he has competed right across the spectrum of athletics from Track and Field [indoor and outdoor] Cross Country and Road Racing winning numerous Mayo,Connacht and National medals in the process. Originally he competed in the colours of Claremorris AC but in 1987 he was one of the founding members of Mayo AC and without doubt was one of the driving forces behind the clubs many successes in the past 23 years holding numerous official positions including Club secretary for the past 7 years. He was one of the leaders of the Mayo AC fit4life group based in Claremorris and was always there to pass on his expert advice to members. He was a regular medal winner at the AAI Masters Track and Field in recent years and competed for the last time at the National Masters Outdoors in Tullamore last August winning a silver medal. In addition to all this Padraic was also involved in numerous community organisations in his native Irishtown with the same enthusiasm and dedication. Mayo AC and the wider athletics community wish to express their sincere sympathy to Padraics wife Marie his children Kevin, Laura, Joseph, Jemma, his parents, sister and family ***His funeral arrangements are as follows Reposing at Careys Funeral Home Ballindine on Friday evening from 6.30 to 8.30 pm followed by removal to Irishtown church
Mass on Saturday at 12 noon followed by burial in nearby Irishtown Cemetery………….