Finbar Cafferkey Obituary, Member Of CLG Acla Has Died
- john Gibson
Finbar Cafferkey Obituary, Death- The members of CLG Acla would like to extend their deepest and most sincere condolences to the Cafferkey and Lavelle families on the demise of Finbar Cafferkey, which occurred unexpectedly and far too soon in Ukraine last week.
Colm Cafferkey, who is also a member of our management team, has an elder brother named Finbar. The Cafferkey family has a deep and storied history with the Gaelic Athletic Association of Achill. Since the beginning of their tenure as proprietors of Ted Lavelle’s Pub, Finbar, his father Tom, his mother Celine, his brothers Colm and Eamon, and his sisters Maeve and Orla have all participated in the sport, coached it, and been very generous sponsors and supporters of it. This has been the case regardless of the economic climate.
Finbar was well-known among players of all ages, and he was well-liked and respected by them. In point of fact, many of the people who are still known to this day as wearing the green and white of Achill would refer to him as a buddy. Many times after a match, the Achill team would retire to Ted Lavelle’s and be greeted by Finbar, who would want to know all about the match and the craic, with a warm smile and a firm handshake. Finbar didn’t care about people’s social standing since, in his perspective, everybody was on an equal footing. He was extremely witty and entertaining, and he could hold court in any environment.
To paraphrase what Colm had to say about Finbar, he was “fair-minded, strong-willed, and unafraid,” and I don’t believe there’s a better way to put it than that. We have learned about Finbar Cafferkey’s passing (may he rest in peace), which has left us in a state of profound shock and tremendous sadness. We extend our sincerest condolences, along with those of CLG Acla, to Finbar’s parents, Celine and Tom, his sisters Maeve and Orla, his brothers Colm and Eamon, and the rest of his family, as well as to anybody else who knew and loved Finbar.