Saturday, 23 January 2016

Maurice (Moss) Lynch RIP

The late Maurice Lynch

It was fortuitous that Moss Lynch passed away on December 8th last while in respite care at the Youghal Community Hospital because this was an institution most dear to his heart, where he faithfully entertained the residents each week and where he was a loyal volunteer fundraiser for many years.

Moss Lynch had an association with a variety of Communities. Born & reared in the parish of Ballymacoda, he began his hurling there. Later he resided in the Gortroe area where he did much of his Community work, especially in the field of Community Alert. In recent years the Lynch’s moved to the Strand Area in Youghal, where Moss and Mary were popular retirees.

Moss was a man of many parts- family man, parish activist, sportsman, musician, entertainer, fundraiser, historian, photographer, film producer but most of all a good neighbour, whose purpose in life was to do whatever he could to improve the lot of his fellowmen.
He contributed to the G.A.A as a player, administer and follower of local and county teams; his music entertained people throughout East Cork and in the guesthouse which he and Mary successfully managed; he was an active member of Killeagh Branch of Comhaltas  Ceoltóire Eireann; he was an avid photographer recording many local and cultural events; he also cycled around Munster, fundraising  for the Mercy Hospital ,Leukaemia Fund and around Ireland for the Irish Cancer Society; he had a keen interest in trains and steam-engines; he was co-ordinator  for the Ballymacoda Rural Transport Scheme and honorary  President of the Imokilly Council of Muintir Na Tíre. Until his health deteriorated Moss Lynch was always “a good Samaritan”. His Muintir Na Tíre colleagues extend their heartfelt sympathy to his wife Mary, daughters Catherine, Rosemary, Deirdre and Niamh, his brother Cormac and his many relatives and friends.

Go ndéara Dia tróaire air.

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