R.I.P Gar Carey

Everyone at Greenhills AFC is deeply saddened at the passing of Garrett (Gar) Carey who was a former player, manager , committee member , sponsor but most of all a good friend to everyone at the club.

The Greenhills AFC family wish to pay their sincere condolences to Kelley , his 3 children Sam, Max and Grace, and all the Carey family on the passing of Garrett . Garrett was a huge part of this great club and wider community, he had a massive circle of friends and one of the funniest lads you could ever come across.

He started with Greenhills Boys Football Club as a young schoolboy and he played for many years in the colours of Greenhills, including many successful trips away to USA and Germany. Gar and his manager Mr Paddy Weldon became a double act around the club and in future years became great friends. He became manager to his eldest son Sam starting off his schoolboy journey with the club and was part of a successful trip to Wales in 2016. During his time with the club he also became a valued committee member. Outside of his football commitments Gar was also the club mechanic helping out with repairing the various tractors so we could keep the pitches to a high standard. Another role he had was Club Chef at our annual BBQ and he somehow managed to create more smoke than a burning building. (but as Gar would say himself “The burgers are gorgeous”)

Gar’s two sons Sam & Max played for the club and this season his son Max captained our U13B league winning team. Garrett (GC Auto’s) sponsors the club which showed his commitment to the club over the years .

Garrett (Gar), you will be sadly and deeply missed by everyone at the club , but also around the community as your smile , craic/jokes , positivity was a shinning light.

May Garrett rest in peace and mind over his family.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam


  1. I still can’t believe he’s gone, what a wonderful character in every sense of the word, a true gentleman and family man a friend you could rely on . A pleasure to have been His friend .

  2. A beautiful tribute to a Legend who I was privileged to be friends with. He will be greatly missed and this world has lost one of the best people who walked this land. May you Rest In Peace Carey. Love you always pal ❤️ Blinger

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