PAT Geraghty, the former Munster Rugby media manager has sadly passed away after losing a battle to illness.
Leading the tributes this Tuesday afternoon, MunsterRugby.ie said they were saddened at the passing of their dear friend.
In 2000, as Munster began a hunt for glory on the European stage, Pat joined the southern province having spent 10 years with Leinster Rugby.
The Kildare-native managed the media relations for Munster Rugby up until the end of the 2012/13 season.
In an online tribute, Pat was described as “a hugely popular member of the Munster backroom team, for over a decade, he was a constant figure in the province’s greatest successes including Celtic Cup and League wins in ’03 and ’05, Heineken Cup success in ’06 and ’08, and Magners League titles in ’09 and ’11.”
Prior to leaving the province, Pat worked with the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
“Educated at Clongowes Wood College, in his early days Pat played club rugby with North Kildare Rugby Club and continued his long-standing association with the club by joining them as Director of Rugby after his time with the province.”
Married to Irish Times journalist Kathy Sheridan, Mr Geraghty is survived by his wife, daughters Sarah and Mary-Kate.
Reposing at home on Wednesday, from 4pm to 8pm with prayers at 7pm, Mr Geraghty’s funeral mass will be held on Thursday, in St Patrick’s Church, Celbridge, at 11am, followed by burial in Donacomper cemetery.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.