people_hennessy_john_ripCuala members will be saddened to learn of the death of club stalwart John Hennessy, our ever-present back-room and pitch-side man with the senior hurling team since the late nineties. He was also our long-serving representative to the Dublin County Board CCC and had previously been involved in mentoring under-age teams in the 80s.

We offer our sincerest condolences to his wife Imelda, his sons Martin and John Paul and his daughters Catherine and Deirdre

Ar dheis Dé go raimh a Anam dílis.

John will be reposing at home in 44 Meadowvale, Blackrock from 5pm-8pm on Tuesday 25th.

Removal to Foxrock Church on Wed 26 for Mass at 11.30 followed by burial in Deansgrange Cemetery.


  1. Michael Burke says:

    Rest in peace John. Sincere sympathy to you Imelda and to your children. John and I met at many’s the Tipp match during the years and had great chats about Lisobyhane, the Frawleys, the village in Emly, the state of Tipp hurling, school days in Emly and the fortunes of CUALA and the Dublin hurling team. We even managed to speak about Sligo and how all four of us enjoyed a meal there one Sunday afternoon. Ever welcoming, ever smiling, ever cheerful! Such lovely memories! Up Tipp! Up Emly. Ar dheis De go raibh d’anam, a Sheain!

  2. Pat Martin says:

    On behalf of myself and Crumlin GAA ,I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the family of John and all the members of Cuala GAA
    May he rest in peace
    Pat Martin President of Crumlin GAA

  3. Ken O'Sullivan says:

    John was a great Cuala Member who gave great service to our club as a mentor and friend and to the wider Dublin GAA Family through the County Board as a member of the County Commmittee and as a Stewart in Parnell Park.

    Always a Tipp Man, he was proud of his GAA heritage and we were proud of John.

    Our thoughts are with Imelda, Martin, Catherine, John Paul and Deirdre.

    Le Meas Mór agus ár mBuiochas.

    Clann O’Suilleabháin, 105 Pairc Silchester

  4. The Hudson Family says:

    Rest In peace my good friend , our thoughts are with you Imelda , and all the gang.
    Your neighbors from the West Bank.

  5. Aidan Boyle says:

    Sincere sympathy to the Hennessy family. An irreplaceable cog in the club wheel which will be sorely missed.

  6. Derek Mc Cabe says:

    Deepest sympathies to John’s family and all at Cuala.RIP. From the McCabe family (Erin’s Isle GAA Club)

  7. The Byrne Family says:

    Deepest sympathies to John’s Family, he was one of life’s true gentleman. Always upbeat and positive, John was a great Cuala man who made countless friends and an enormous contribution to his beloved club. He will be sorely missed.

  8. Tony Keane says:

    No longer to be seen walking up Meadow Vale with his grandchildren, chatting to everyone he met. Coming back smiling from a Cuala game. Lovely man, sadly missed, our thoughts are with Imelda.
    Tony & Sheila Keane, Meadow Vale.

  9. Mc Adam Family says:

    Sincere sympathy to Imelda & family. John will be greatly missed throughout Cuala & within the GAA circles. May he rest in peace.

  10. Sheanon family says:

    Deepest sympathy to Imelda and family on the passing of a good and kind GAA man. John Hennessy you will be greatly missed.

  11. Fergus Campbell says:

    Very sad news. I remember all the great times had over the many years. You were a great energy to Cuala and a great person to be around. More importantly you were a great family man and my thoughts go to Imelda and your family. You will be missed ……RIP

  12. Máire Uí Scolaí says:

    John, will be sadly missed, he always had time for all, always a smile and always happy to help with a request like when he got a Dublin jersey signed quickly for me for me for a special adult. Máire Uí Scolaí, Niall Scully

  13. Barry Lonergan says:

    Rest In Peace John. Many the good time we had at all the Tipp Matches over the last few years with your Sister Alma

    Sincere sympathies to Imelda and all the Hennessy family

    Barry & Keith Lonergan
    Carrick on Suir

  14. Eileen Troy says:

    Sincere sympathy to John’s wife and family. He was a lovely man – had great chats with him in Parnell Park.

  15. Derek & Orla Dunne says:

    A great Cuala and family man who will be missed dearly , our thoughts are with Imelda, Martin, Catherine, John Paul and Deirdre

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