Everyone at Cork City FC is truly saddened to learn of the passing of Jerry Harris.
Jerry was involved in Cork football since the 1950s and was involved in Cork City FC from its earliest days. Jerry served in many roles over the years, as a player, a coach, a kit man and, most recently, as club secretary until his retirement.
The club’s Chief Operating Officer, Éanna Buckley, commented: “This is a truly sad day for Cork City FC, for football in Cork and for the League of Ireland. Jerry devoted his life to Irish football and to Cork City FC in particular. He was considerate, diligent, measured and absolutely meticulous in his work for the club; no task was unimportant when it was for Cork City FC!”
“For me personally, Jerry was a mentor who showed me the ropes when I first started working for the club; I genuinely would have been lost without his experience, his knowledge and, most of all, his kindness. Jerry was not just a mentor and a colleague, but a friend too. It was that kindness that set Jerry apart from many others; he always had time for everybody and always looked out for people. I do not think there was anybody, player, coach, staff member, supporter, or anyone else, who came across Jerry who would have had anything but a kind word to say about him.”
Everyone at the club wish to offer our most sincere condolences to Jerry’s wife Rose, his brother Mick and his extended family and friends.
May he rest in peace.
The family have asked to please respect that the house, church and cemetery will be strictly private.
For those who wish to pay their respects, a guard of honour will be formed at Turners Cross football ground from 12 noon on Thursday, the 16th of December, as the funeral proceeds to St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Tory Top Road. All are welcome to pay their respects on the roadside as the funeral passes, but the family have asked to please respect all current government guidelines if you wish to attend. There will be an event arranged to celebrate Jerry’s life in the new year that will be open to all who wish to remember him.
For those who wish to view Jerrys funeral mass can do so by following the below link on Thursday at 11am https://www.stmichaelsblackrock.ie/webcam/