August 1, 2021

Funeral details of well-known Wicklow musician and devout Leeds United fan announced

The funeral details of a well-known Wicklow musician and devout Leeds United fan who passed away suddenly on his way back from a match in the UK have been announced.

Patrick ‘Gouch’ Kinsella from Arklow, who is aged in his 60s, is believed to have died following a heart attack in Dublin Airport on Sunday on following Leeds’ 2-0 Championship win over Huddersfield the day before.

Mr Kinsella was an accomplished musician was a former member of the band Demolition during the 1970s.

Local football club Arklow Town FC paid tribute to the active member describing him as a “shining light”.

“Today, our club and our community has lost a shining light. Pat was a lifelong member of Arklow Town Football Club,” a spokesperson for Arklow Town FC said.

“He managed numerous teams from schoolboys to Senior. Pat was a talented musician and an even better storyteller. Anyone who ever had the pleasure to meet ‘Gouch’ came away a little wiser and a lot happier. Rest in Peace Pat. You will be sadly missed.”

His funeral details are as follows:

Suddenly, beloved partner of Anne & much loved brother of Eamonn & the late Kay. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing partner, her father, brothers & sisters, his brother, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours, colleagues & a wide circle of friends.

Rest in peace

Reposing at Sweeney’s Funeral Home, Arklow from 1pm until 8pm on Wednesday. Removal on Thursday morning at 9.30 to St.’s Mary & Peter’s Church arriving for Funeral Mass at 10 o’clock. Burial afterwards in St. Gabriel’s cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Sunbeam Services, collection boxes provided.

House private please.

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