RIP Ben   01/01/2017

Words cannot express the profound sadness that is upon the club, community and beyond following the news that our star Ben Murray of Vilanstown, Gaybrook is no longer with us. In his 13 years he played in the black and amber since he could kick a ball. We extend our sincere sympathy to Boris, Alma, Alfie and family. All we can say is please be assured that you will have our uncondiitional support from the wider gaa and sporting family at this time. Ben was a multi-talented young man excelling in rugby and hurling as well as gaelic football with Na Dúnta and Westmeath. But more importantly he was a son, grandson, cousin, friend and big brother.

 As a mark of respect the music scheduled for the clubhouse tonight is cancelled and our playing fields will remain silent until further notice. Funeral details to be confirmed.

 Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.

 Sleep tight you gentle giant.


Funeral details courtesy of

The death has occurred of Ben MURRAY, Vilanstown, Gaybrook, Mullingar,  Westmeath                


                                                                                                                                                                            Ben, aged 13 years, died suddenly and unexpectedly at home. He will be terribly missed by his heartbroken parents Boris and Alma (Fennelly), his adoring little brother Alfie, grandparents Breda and Peter Fennelly, grandmother Rita, Eva, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and his heartbroken friends through school and his many sporting activities.
Gone too soon
Reposing at John Healy's Chapel of Rest, Rochfortbridge, Co Westmeath, on Tuesday at 5pm until rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rochfortbridge, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. The family have requested the house private, please.