Tributes have been paid to a Dublin native who sadly died in a tragic accident in Tenerife last week.
Anthony Barrett, originally from Lucan and formerly of Tipperary, died after suffering a bad fall in Spain where he had been living.
The 64-year-old was a talented sprinter and runner in his day and was a well-known man in athletics circles in both counties, especially in Dublin where he lived in later years.
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 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.
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“Anthony passed away following an accident in Tenerife on Saturday 13th February 2021. 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.”
Source: Dublin News