RIP Ciarán Sutton

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies from all at St Margaret’s GAA to the Sutton Family who lost Ciarán on Sunday

Ciarán was one of the best footballers this club ever produced and a beautiful man – a giant in more ways than one – a gentle man with a gentle soul

He was a well-known member of the community, was very involved in the 1970s with the youth of the parish, and was a member of the Macra Na Tuaithe and Feirme which involved drama, quizzes, and social events. His love and support for football, both St Margarets GAA and his county Dublin was always his joy, interest, and focus.

Ciarán played from juvenile to senior levels in midfield and was renowned for his great pair of hands to catch a ball and his accuracy of delivery with his left foot. He played for Dublin at 21 and senior levels during Kevin Heffernan’s era (Heffo’s army!), a man whom Ciaran had great respect and admiration for. He travelled to New York in the 80s for new experiences and worked in construction and travelled with his work extensively. He played football while in New York in Gaelic Park where he played for Sligo and won a championship.

He returned home and has worked in his business for the past 30 years but sadly had to close due to diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease. Ciaran was given the diagnosis of this devastating disease in July 2023. Since the diagnosis, he bravely worked throughout each day, maintained his dignity, and coped the best way he could with the support of his family. Ciaran had to make many life-changing decisions, far too quickly, due to the rapid progression of this disease.

He died peacefully on Sunday 17th December in the wonderful care of the staff of Saint Francis Hospice, surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved son of the late Kevin & Marie and cherished brother of Mary, Thomas, Paul, Patrick, Veronica, Kevin & Ivan.

Ciarán will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his sisters, brothers sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, dear friend and colleague Joan Finnegan, neighbours, friends and all who knew and loved him.

May He Rest In Peace

Reposing at Michael Doyle Funeral Home Tuesday 19th between 5pm and 7pm.

On his journey home on Wednesday 20th, Ciarán’s hearse will pause briefly at 2pm outside his shop – Farm Fresh – on Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West where he served the community of Finglas West for over thirty years. He will repose at his home later that evening between 5pm and 7pm.

Removal on Thursday 21st morning to St Margaret’s Church, St Margaret’s Village, arriving for 11.30am Funeral Mass. There will be a guard of honour starting at St.Margarets school (please meet at 11.10 if you wish to join).

Thereafter to The Ward Cemetery for burial.

Arrangements entrusted to Michael Doyle Funeral Directors.

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