Jim Forbes RIP

It is regret that we have learned of the death of former Munster Council PRO Jim Forbes of Cork.


Munster GAA Chairman Jerry O’Sullivan pays tribute to the late Jim Forbes


The news of the passing of Jim Forbes saddened all of those fortunate to work with him over the years. Jim served in numerous roles for the Cork County Board up to and including County Chairman from 2003 to 2005.

Jim was elected as Public Relations Officer for the Munster Council in 2008 for a 3 year term, during which time he was awarded the Gaelic Writers Association PRO of the Year award in May 2010 for his outstanding work.

In recent years, Jim was heavily involved in the Rebel Óg underage structure in Cork.

An unassuming character, Jim was respected throughout the GAA world and beyond for the efficient manner in which he dealt with whatever task he was assigned to. We pass on our sincere condolences to Jim’s family and his wide circle of friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Funeral Arrangements

The death has occurred of JAMES F. (JIM) FORBES
Carrigaline, Cork

Forbes (Carrigaline) On June 27th 2016, peacefully at Marymount after a short illness, James F. (Jim) (formerly of Cork G.A.A), beloved husband of the late Maura (nee McCarthy) and loving father of Fidelma, Aoife and Killian. Sadly missed by his loving family, grandchildren Ellen, Darragh, Abbie, Ciara, Teddy and Dougie, sons-in-law Seamus and Pat, daughter-in-law Ruth, brother Vincent, sister Kathleen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Fordes Funeral Home, Old Waterpark, Carrigaline Wednesday (29th) from 6.00pm until removal at 7.30pm to Church of Our Lady and St. John Carrigaline. Requiem Mass Thursday (30th) at 2.00pm, funeral afterwards to St. John’s Cemetery, Ballinrea. Family flowers only please donation if desired to Marymount.

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