Sunday 20 October 2019

Shock at sudden death of talented cyclist Patrick

The late Patrick O'Brien
The late Patrick O'Brien

Enniscorthy is coming to terms with the sudden death of talented cyclist Patrick O'Brien.

Originally from Slaney View Park, Patrick, who was in his early 30s, lived in Dublin for a number of years.

Patrick was well known in cycling circles, having cycled with the Orwell Wheelers in Dublin. He competed in the Rás in 2013, and managed the Orwell Wheelers at the same event this year.

The Dublin club performed a guard of honour at his funeral at St Senan's Church last Thursday.

Patrick supported local Slaney Cycling Club events when he could and the club this week paid tribute to the Enniscorthy man.

'Slaney CC wish to send our sincere sympathy to the family of Pat O'Brien and especially his fiancee Eileen on the terrible news of his sudden and premature death.

'Although riding in the colours of his adopted club Orwell Wheelers Pat was an Enniscorthy man through and through and regularly supported our Eddie Tobin RR and Mount Leinster challenge and was also often on our Saturday spins.

'It was always a pleasure to have Pat ride along side you and his infectious good humour and positivity shone through. A man of the Rás and a man who will missed by all his friends, clubmates, the wider cycling community but most of all by his family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.'

Patrick is survived by his fiancée Eileen, parents Paddy and Liz, brother Barry and sisters Carol, Lisa and Miriam.

Wexford People