Tributes paid to former councillor and President of St Nick's GAA club Denis Owens following his passing

Tributes paid to former councillor and President of St Nick's GAA club Denis Owens following his passing
Former Fianna Fáil councillor Denis Owens has passed away.

Tributes have been paid to former Fianna Fáil councillor and President of St Nick's GAA club, Denis Owens following his passing.

Mr Owens peacefully passed away in the loving and exceptional care of Beaumont Residential Care yesterday.

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has expressed his deep sorrow following the passing of the former councillor.

"I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to Denis' family at this difficult time. 

"Denis was an outstanding public servant and I want to pay tribute to him for all of his community and voluntary work down through the years," said Deputy Martin.

"Denis was very active within the Gaelic Athletic Association, where he served as President of St Nick’s GAA club with great distinction over many years. 

"He was also Vice President of the Cork County GAA board.

"He was a very effective and diligent councillor and a remarkable community activist.

"He was a proud member of the Fianna Fáil Party, and particularly loved election time.

"Denis was a great raconteur and a man of immense wit and humour. 

"He will be greatly missed, most of all by his family to whom I extend my deepest sympathy," Deputy Martin continued.

Earlier this morning, St Nick's GAA club paid tribute to their "esteemed" President.

"Denis served our club with distinction over many years and we extend our sincere sympathy to his family," they said.

Due to the current restrictions, a private funeral for immediate family will take place in line with current Government and HSE guidelines.

On RIP.ie it states: 

"Denis will be laid to rest in St Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully, beside his beloved wife and best friend Maura."

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