Tributes paid to keen sportsman from Lucan who died in Tenerife accident

by Kim O Leary

Tributes have been paid to a popular Lucan native who passed away after a tragic accident in Tenerife last week.

Anthony Barrett, 64, originally from Lucan and formerly of Tipperary, died after suffering an accidental fall in Spain last where he had been living.

Anthony has been remembered as a talented sprinter and runner who was well-known in athletic circles in Dublin and Tipperary.

A friend of Anthony’s paid tribute to him on social media, writing: “Anthony competed for Killenaule initially, I think and after returning from a scholarship in the USA he competed for DCH for a few years.

“He was a specialist long jumper but also a good 100m sprinter. Last week while living in Spain Anthony had a bad fall and later died from his injuries last Thursday. May he rest in peace.”

A private funeral in line with Covid-19 restrictions will take place on Friday at 11.30am in Tipperary.

A post on RIP.ie reads: “The death has occurred of Anthony Barrett, Lucan, Co. Dublin and formerly Crohane, Ballingarry, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. He will be sadly missed by his partner Gael, sons Kyle and John, daughter Joyce, grandchildren Cathal, Casey, Corey, Katelyn, Eoghan, Kian and Cody, sisters Carmel and Imelda, aunts, uncle, aunts-in-law, daughter-in-law Donna, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.”

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