Denis Crowley 10/04/1957
Born in Shelbourne Street Kenmare, to loving parents, Minnie and John Crowley. one of 4 boys Thomas, Sean and Noel.
Growing up Kenmare living in town, playing football in the streets, swimming in the Pier, holiday’s in Aunty Nancy and Uncle Tom & cousins in Mucksnaw.
Enjoying GAA, Athletics winning Munster medals, Fishing in the roughty river and Sheen Falls, spending his teenage years competing in regattas South Kerry and West Cork with the Roughty Rowing Club. On St. Stephens night, 1974 met Noreen.
Got married April 1981.
Joined An Garda Siochana December 1978
Worked in Union Quay/Anglesea Street, Cork City in the Traffic Unit/Motor bikes and Traffic Corp.
Living in Ballincollig with children, John and Kerry.
Loving all sport joined Ballincollig Athletics Club, becoming Chairman while supporting his daughter Kerry and coaching John’s GAA Parish League team.
Joined Kenmare Golf Club & winning the Junior West Cork Shield.
He got involved with Lee Valley Golf Club became Treasurer/Captain in 2008, & Captain of the Cork Garda Golf Society.
Every June he would head to Kenmare for the salmon fishing season.
Living in Kenmare joined GAA club and Kenmare Golf Club, becoming Captain in 2011 & Club Management. He started the Autumn Gold Golf Society, a social outlet for the retired men of the club.
Joining Templenoe Rowing Club winning 3 All-Ireland Masters rowing titles, training for the 4th title in a row he got oesophageal cancer. Cycling Ring of Beara Charity Cycle the month before.
He was delighted walking Kerry down the aisle and made a special effort to make John’s wedding in America.
So proud of his grandson John when 18 months, both would go to the GAA club kicking ball.
Enjoyed life to the full even though it was tragically cut short. Was the kindest man ever
Much Loved greatly missed.