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Adams extends condolences on death of Jim Nelson

9 March, 2015 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has expressed his “shock” at the death of former Antrim Manager Jim Nelson and the Sinn Féin leader extended his “sincere condolences and sympathies to Jim’s wife Lilly, his son Hugh and daughters Linda and Ciara, his wider family circle, his many friends, and his extended GAA family.”

Gerry Adams said:

“Tá brón orm faoi bas Jim Nelson. Fear uasal agus iománaí iontach ab ea é. Mo chomhbhrón do Lilly agus a clann.”

“I have known Jim for many years. He was a first class GAA player; an excellent Antrim manager, and a hurling legend.”

“Jim was a member of St. Paul’s and led Antrim to the county all-Ireland Senior Hurling final in 1989. And under his guidance Antrim spent eight years in Division one of the National league.”

“In 2009 Jim Nelson’s commitment to Antrim and to hurling was recognised by the Ulster Council and in 2012 he came out of retirement and took on the job temporarily of managing Antrim again. In the same year he coached Loughgiel Shamrocks and they went on the All-Ireland club final success.”

“Ar Dheis dé go raibh a anam.” 

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