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Pat Quigley back on the sidelines again


PRESENTATION David Nyland of Kiltimagh-Knock United received his Quigley Cup winner’s medal from Pat Quigley last Saturday evening. Pic: John Corless

John Corless

IT was great to see Pat Quigley out and about again, after his recent illness, and presenting the cup named after him to the Kiltimagh-Knock United under-18s last Saturday evening.
Pat is a true gentleman and a man you could meet on the sidelines anywhere in the country.
“I was lucky to be where I was, when I took ill,” Pat told The Mayo News.
“I was at Ballina Golf Club watching my grandson play for Connaught. I don’t remember any of it. I have no memory of the following six days,” he said.
“I always wanted to have a spin in a helicopter, but not one where I was seriously ill,” he added, referring to his journey from Ballina to hospital in Galway.
“My son Shane was in the helicopter with me on the trip to Galway. I have no memory of it. “He told me what went on, the way the medical people looked after me and the technology that was in the helicopter and the way they were able to send details of my condition to the hospital ahead of us getting there. I am very thankful to them and to the hospital staff and indeed Ballina Golf Club for having a defibrillator on site.”
Pat is looking well and in good form.  
He was accompanied at last Saturday’s game by his son, Shane, and his grand-daughter Tara.


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