Ollie Payne Death – Ollie Payne from Mountmellick has died early on Thursday, November 25, after an illness. Ollie had served many years to his community as a member of Mountmellick Town Council, right up to the time that all town councils were ended in May 2014 as part of Government reforms.
Mountmellick Utd FC posted to Facebook on Thursday to pay tributes to the deceased. The club expressed its sadness for losing a person like Ollie. The club also explained that Ollie was a source of knowledge for people, it was said further that Ollie was a devoted husband, a supportive brother, a loving dad, a doting grandad, and above all a super friend to people far and wide.
The statement of Mountmellick Utd DC on Facebook is as follows;
“The news of Ollie Payne’s passing was met with sadness and grief across the entire town and beyond when word started to break earlier today.
The Payne family are steeped in the sporting heritage of Mountmellick and while Ollie was best known for his exploits in GAA, he regularly found the time to line out for the town’s soccer team over the years too.
It must have been a source of slight annoyance to some of the more hardcore soccer players when Ollie rocked up and made it all look so easy. Typical Ollie, he’d throw his hand to anything and excel at most.
The photos attached are fitting memories of Ollie. Imparting words of wisdom even to the likes of Johnny Giles, Ollie’s sporting passion and knowledge knew no bounds. And Ollie was in his element when lining out with his teammates for the club, playing soccer and any other sport that came his way with distinction.
A devoted husband to Olive, a supportive brother, a loving dad, a doting grandad, and above all a super friend to people far and wide, Ollie will be fondly remembered by everyone associated with Mountmellick United AFC.
The Pressure is off now Ollie, may you Rest in Peace.”
Photo Credits – Mountmellick Utd FC