It’s with tremendous sadness we must report the passing of a real greyhound enthusiast and regular visitor to the track, Jerry Dunne.

Jerry was a gentle soul, a great character and was widely known within the sport.

His unexpected passing on Sunday will come as a real shock to his friends and his loving family.

Jerry, who hailed from Kilkenny, loved the sport and those involved and would be regularly seen in good company at both Kilkenny and Shelbourne Park. A popular figure that always seemed to have a smile on his face, he will be sadly missed by those that knew him and were lucky enough to call him a friend.

We would likely to send on our condolences to his wife and best friend Gillian, his children Barry and Kiera, his parents Jimmy and Mary, brothers Alex and Jimmy Jnr, his extended family and many friends. May he Rest In Peace.     

Funeral Notice

The death has occurred of Jerry DUNNE

Greenview Avenue, Gowran, Kilkenny / Kilkenny City, Kilkenny


Dunne (Greenview Avenue, Gowran and formerly of Green Street, Kilkenny) 9th January 2022, unexpectedly, at his home. Jerry, beloved husband of Gillian and much loved father of Barry and Kiera, sadly missed by his wife and family, parents Jimmy and Mary Dunne, brothers Alex and Jimmy Jnr, parents-in-law Victor and Mary Watkins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts, nephews, cousins, extended family, neighbours and his many friends in the greyhound community and beyond.

May Jerry Rest in Peace.

Requiem Mass for Jerry will be celebrated on Thursday (13th Jan) at 11am in St. Canice's Church, Kilkenny. A private cremation will follow.

House private please.

The Requiem Mass may be viewed online at

Those wishing to leave a message of condolence for Jerry's family may do by clicking THIS LINK.

In keeping with current HSE and Government guidelines, please continue to adhere to social distancing, handshaking and mask wearing protocols in the church.