To honour our late clubmate and friend, Colm Horkan, Charlestown Sarsfields GAA club are planning the development of a new ‘All-Weather floodlit pitch’ to be named the ‘Colm Horkan Memorial Pitch’. The project will also involve the construction of new community walkways and the upgrade of existing facilities at Fr. O’Hara Park.

As a club and community we are still struggling to comprehend the shocking events of Wednesday June 17th when Colm was cut down in the prime of his life, doing the job he loved in the best way he knew how. He touched the lives of many in the communities of Charlestown and beyond, with dignity and regalness characterising his every action and deed. He loved his town and this was the place where many great friendships and bonds were moulded.

Colm loved his football and served Charlestown Sarsfields with distinction over the course of a long, stellar and star-studded career. He donned the green and white jersey with honour and excellence and Fr. O’Hara took centre stage in many of our finest successes in a career that saw him reach some marvellous heights.

His quality and sheer class will forever remain intact as his kindness, modesty and heroism will stay etched in our memories and consciousness for many a long day.

We hope the development of the new ‘All-Weather floodlit pitch’ to be named the ’Colm Horkan Memorial Pitch’ and community walkways will be a fitting legacy for the great man and a facility for the community to enjoy for generations to come.

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