Limerick FC Chairman Pat O’Sullivan has expressed his sadness following the passing of “one of life’s great characters” in lifelong supporter Peter Quinn.
Peter will have been a familiar face to fans having captured the action with his camera on the sidelines for many years at our matches.
Up until recently, Peter still attended the Markets Field and was full of stories and photographs from the past. As the words on his funeral arrangements describe him, ‘The Legend’.
Pat O’Sullivan said: “I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to Peter’s wife Rita, his daughter Maria, son Simon and all his family and many friends.
“Peter was one of life’s great characters. Anyone that met him around the Markets Field will have enjoyed his memories of times past and the many old photographs he enjoyed sharing with people. Peter is a huge loss to the club and we will miss him immensely. I wonder how many more legends are growing in these areas of our wonderful city.”
Peter previously played with Star Rovers and remained heavily involved with the club through the years. He grew up in Saint Mary’s Park where he met his wife of 60 years Rita, with the pair emigrating to England where he worked.
Having married at 23, the couple returned to Ireland and opened a shop on Hyde Road, before moving to Los Angeles in the late 70s. Fourteen years ago they came back to Limerick once more and lived just outside Caherconlish.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Date: Saturday 7 October 2017