The Donegal Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics Finals which were scheduled for Friday, March 22nd, have been postponed as a mark of respect to the late Dessie Larkin who died suddenly on Monday.
The event is co-ordinated by Donegal Sports Partnership, an organisation of which the late Mr Larkin was a former chairman, and a director until his untimely passing.
Paying tribute to the former councillor, Donegal Sports Partnership Coordinator, Myles Sweeney, said: “Donegal Sports Partnership wish to offer our sympathies to the Larkin and McCool families on the sudden and unexpected death of our former director and chairman of our board, Dessie Larkin.
“Dessie was a great advocate of the work of Donegal Sports Partnership. Being a real community person, he understood the benefits of sport and physical activities at grassroots level and how such activities provided for inclusion and integration within our communities.”
Mr Sweeney added: “Dessie ensured that sport and physical activity was always present when it came to allocations of resources and was a pillar of support in attracting resources to Donegal in his many roles. We offer our sincere sympathies to his wife, Mary, his children Courtney,
Danielle, James and Matthew, mother Eileen, sisters Carla and Alison, brother Ciaran and to all his extended family and friends.”
The Donegal Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics Finals have been rearranged for Monday, March 25th, at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny.