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There was deep sadness as the news spread of the death of Christy Langan on Sunday morning. Christy had given a lifetime of service to Turloughmore Hurling Club and served as secretary of the club over a long period and was actively involved in the glorious halcyon days of the 60s when Turloughmore captured an unequalled six Galway senior hurling championship titles in a row. Christy was a dedicated servant to the club at many levels as was his family, both on and off the field.

This year Turloughmore club elected Christy as president of Turloughmore Hurling Club for 2013 and club chairman Eamon McDonagh presented Christy with his award. Christy was one of a few people who went for post-primary education in his day, when he cycled to Tuam to the Brothers every day. That gave Christy the chance to be a leading administrator and he went on to serve many companies during a distinguished career. He gave loyal and dedicated service to Rabbitte Oil and later developed an excellent hackney business.

Ill health eventually forced Christy into early retirement but he had a network of friends who kept him up to date on all happenings in the area. In recent years great care was given to him by his devoted wife Margaret, as his illness prevented him from moving much outdoors. Christy will be fondly remembered in the community.

His remains were removed from Lackagh Mortuary Chapel to the Church of Our Lady of Knock, Lackagh. Following Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Des Walsh PP, burial took place in Lackagh Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Margaret, daughters Paula and Emma, sons Declan and Kevin, grandchildren, in-laws, brothers, sisters, relatives and many friends.