Book of Memories of


James McVeigh

James McVeigh, Randalstown, 26th December 2020.  James R.I.P passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving parents Jim & Louise. Brother of Anthony and Clare (Smyth).

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing mum and dad, brother and sister, brother-in-law JJ, sister-in-law Eimear, nephews Tadhg, Senan, Éanna, Olly, Ríoghan and neice Oona, all the McVeigh and McCurdy families, Tír na nÓg GAC, Ardoyne GAC,Warwickshire GAA, Antrim GAA and Ulster GAA. 

Book Owner: Tír na nÓg GAC Randalstown
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Pierce Gormley

Sorry I am so late at posting this. But I wish to express my sadness at the passing of a person who was a larger than life character. I first meet Jamesy at Magee University in Derry. The man was great craic and his love for Huring and the creation of the Magee team …

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Leela Doherty

Mr Mc.Veigh, you will be sorely missed. You taught me so much in school at Archbishop Ilsley, and you were the most supportive and funny form tutor a kid could ask for. This news has honestly broken my heart. Rest easy Mr. McVeigh, you meant so much to so many people. Especially our form …


Manor High School, various staff

Debbie Bennett – He will be remembered for the legend that he was… an inspiration to so many young people… many happy memories treasured by so many…. RIP James ❤ xxx Sincere condolences to James’ family…What a devastating loss… a really lovely man 😢 💕   Bal Randhawa-Nangat – So shocked to hear this sad news …

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Manor High School staff

JAMES McVEIGH — or fondly known as ‘Jim, Jimbo and McVeigh’. James joined Manor High School, Wednesbury in the West Midlands in July 2005. He had been recruited by Sandwell LEA to teach Humanities and English. From the first time we met him, in Belfast, we knew that he was going to be a true …

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Rakesh Mal (posted by C.Clarke)

Some really nice messages on here. It’s a lovely tribute and so true. I wouldn’t expect anything less. Jimmy is a legend! Still shocked about him passing. We worked together at Manor High School 😢😢 …

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Naz Manku (posted by C.Clarke)

I knew James when we both worked at Manor, such a nice guy. He got on well with us all, and was loved by all the staff. Such a shame. Condolences to his family, may he Rest in Peace 🙏 …

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Anthony McLaughlin

I was very shocked to receive the sad news of James’ passing over the Christmas period. He was a character and a half who wore his GAA heart on his sleeve. I had a great time reffing James’ teams in Warwickshire (Erin Go Bragh and James Connollys) as well the annual British University tournament …

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Barry O'Donnell

Communities near and far have lost a great friend, worker and advocate of all that is GAA. James was part of the panel that took my son Hugh for the U14 Antrim football development squad. Always there, always helping, always offering one to one advice, always picking up the bibs, the balls that are …

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Jim McGrath

James when your mother and father decided to move back to Randalstown the home of your grandfather and great grandfather – The Skipper – you improved the club more than anyone could have imagined. You brought your great enthusiasm for all things gaelic, your ability to coach, your positive approach to everything the club …

Jim McGrath

The Heffron Family

James We watched our daughter (trouble number 1 as you called her) grow a deep love for sport with you as her coach. You believed in every one of those kids and they knew it. You put so much time into organising blitzes for them and those experiences will stay with those kids forever. …

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