Joe Moore, RIP

We are brokenhearted to learn of the death yesterday morning of one of our senior vice presidents and club stalwarts Joe Moore.

As a club we have been so blessed to have many members who selflessly gave of themselves to assist younger athletes and Joe exemplified this in so many ways as an accomplished athlete, coach, captain, administrator and club president. Whatever role Joe undertook was delivered to the highest standard and with the utmost integrity. He took an interest in race starting long before the electronic age but he embraced the new technology and remained as a senior starter until quite recently. Joe suffered with illness over recent years but faced down his issues with determination and not a little humour, christening himself Lazarus following a particularly difficult bout of illness!

Dublin City Harriers celebrated 100 years in existence last year and Joe was at the celebration dinner in great form and ‘holding court’.

When we think of Joe we will remember a wonderful Christian gentleman who never said a bad word about anyone and who helped everyone he could. Most of all we will remember a great clubman and dear friend. Our thoughts are with Pa`d and his family.

The Funeral Mass to celebrate his life will take place on Monday next, 24 June, at 10 A.M in St Mochta’s Church, Porterstown.