The Kildare native, who was a long time North Kildare RFC club man, passed away on Monday and will be sadly missed by his wife Kathy and daughters Sarah and Mary-Kate.

Pat was educated at Celbridge National School, Coláiste Mhuire Parnell Sq. and later at Clongowes Wood College and served as Leinster Rugby communications and media manager for ten years from 1990 and worked in the Donnybrook office.

He joined Munster in 2000 and was with them until stepping away from the role at the end of the 2012/13 season. During his time with the province they enjoyed unprecedented success on and off the pitch winning two Heineken Cups.

However, not content with his considerable work with the men and women in red, he also worked with the London Olympics in 2012.

Although very much associated with Leinster and Munster Rugby in a professional sense, those that know him best know him as a North Kildare RFC man, where he also served as Director of Rugby with the Kilcock based club.

On the North Kildare facebook page today they wrote in tribute:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of long time Club man, Pat Geraghty. Pat achieved great success in the rugby world but most importantly, was a true gentleman, a great friend and will forever be remembered at The Maws. Our thoughts are with Kathy, Sarah and Mary-Kate, and his extended family at this difficult time. RIP”

Funeral arrangements: Reposing at home on Wednesday, from 4pm to 8pm with prayers at 7pm. Funeral mass on Thursday, in St Patrick’s Church, Celbridge, at 11am, followed by burial in Donacomper cemetery. House private on Thursday.

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