Everyone associated with Ballingarry AFC were deeply saddened by sad news of the passing of Paddy Forde this morning. Paddy was a great lover of all sports but was a lifetime supporter of our club. He could be seen at the Paddocks no matter which age group were taking to the field, monitor the game with his keen and intelligent eye. He’d take up his and only his position under the balcony weekend after weekend to watch his adopted home town club play the beautiful game, an obvious source of pleasure to him. He’s pride watching sons John, Noel and Padraig down through the years was never disguised and later grandsons Kevin Josh and Aaron by taking to the pitch in the green and gold carried on the the strong association between the Forde family and club.
Daughter Margo and granddaughter Leanne represented their club also which was all witnessed by Paddy. But probably his greatest pride were the exploits of Anthony and his success as a professional footballer. The honour he has brought to his family and especially Paddy was very evident at the very mention of Anthony. We’ll miss you at the Paddocks and our other fiends and supporters of our football family that have past away in recent times. Deepest condolences to his wife Tut, John Noel Padraig Helen and Margo and all his grandchildren and extended family. May he rest in peace.